Create pastry masterpieces at home.
The fundamentals of pastry have been perfected by chefs over centuries. We teach you those first so you can perfect the basics before experimenting with recipes, textures, and flavors. Each of our online baking classes makes it clear why you should use particular ingredients, why the techniques work, what can go wrong, and how to correct it if it does.
Set the groundwork for future baking success.
Learn (or Re-Learn)
The Baking Basics
If you understand the principles of baking, your creativity can take you anywhere! Our courses emphasize the important first steps. Each video lesson guides you through the fundamentals before leading you to advanced topics and more extensive courses.
Set yourself up for success by mastering the fundamentals of sanitation, food science, baking tools, and ingredients. These are the building blocks that will create the backbone for success.
Grow As You
Once your master the basic elements like meringue and buttercream, use them in a variety of different ways to create macarons, layered cakes, éclairs, and more! Explore all of the pastry, cake decorating and bread making courses and lessons.
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LESSONS ARE AT THE CORE
Lessons are the basis for the platform. Each one contains a video, chef tips, terminology definitions, and clear, step-by-step instructions. We also tell you how much hands-on time and rest time you’ll need, so you’ll be able to plan your day.
COURSES ARE PATHS TO LARGER ACHIEVEMENTS
Courses are collections of lessons with a similar focus and skill that give you a broader understanding of certain topics. You’ll find courses on pastry and baking fundamentals, as well as ones that take a closer look at particular techniques, categories, and subject matters.
Whatever your baking knowledge,
we’ll guide you to the next level
Each video demonstrates an entire lesson from start to finish, giving detailed, step-by-step instruction.
DETAILED RECIPE STEPS
Every recipe indicates exactly how much hands-on, rest, and bake time you'll need, as well as, what equipment to use and ingredients down to the gram.
User dashboard displays recommended content based on your setting preferences, guiding you to the lessons and courses that will help you accomplish your goals.
Our educators have defined hundreds of terms in encyclopedic detail, giving the history and background of pastry and baking equipment, ingredients, and terminology.
EXTENSIVE, FREQUENTLY-UPDATED LESSON LIBRARY
Each lesson gives tips and terminology definitions, as well as clear, step-by-step instructions. Lessons range from instructive and elementary, to advanced skill work, and topics stretch across categories from classic pastry and bread-making to cake decorating and tarts.
PASTRY EDUCATION ANYWHERE, ANYTIME
The mobile-friendly interface can be used across your iPhone, android, or tablet. Many of our lessons are easily taken in a short amount of time, and segmented scheduling help you fit pastry into your life and plan your day.
TIPS & TRICKS FROM THE MASTERS
Every lesson includes insider knowledge from master pastry chefs. You’ll get tips about what you can make ahead of time, how to stay organized, and a heads up on any hurdles that you might encounter along the way.
EXHAUSTIVE REFERENCE GLOSSARY
With hundreds of defined terms, our glossary tells you what you need to know about classic pastry techniques, ingredients, and types of equipment. Updated with new entries regularly, it includes in-depth explanations and links for purchase.
FOCUSED PATHS FOR LONGER-TERM GOALS
Whether you’re looking for more focused, gradual learning, have a specific pastry career in mind, or simply want to cater the perfect party, there are lesson paths curated by master chefs to help you accomplish those goals.
KNOWLEDGE CHECKS & ASSESSMENTS
We’ll help you evaluate final products on taste, presentation, texture and reinforce learnings for a well-rounded education. Quizzes check your understanding of the different lessons, just as if you were personally mentored by the world’s top pastry chefs from your own home.