Designed by pastry professionals, Baking & Pastry Fundamentals covers a comprehensive curriculum of baking techniques, principals, theories and of course, serious kitchen skills. Our diverse program consists of 10 different classes categorized into two certificate series—Pastry Essentials and Cake Baking Essentials—each containing 5 individual class topics for completion. Gain the foundational skills that all good pastry chefs rely on to create delicious, perfectly baked sweets and master the key techniques to take their baking to the next level.

Built for baking enthusiasts who want a deep dive into specific areas of study, or a thorough background for kitchen success, students can sign up for individual classes or a full 5-class series to become NY Cake Certified!

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Pastry Essentials
Build your toolkit of must-know pastry techniques through our Pastry Essentials Certificate series. You’ll learn a variety of pastry-related skills and critical kitchen knowledge to master sweet staples like cookies, pies, tarts, éclairs, puff pastry, and quick breads. With techniques to create & shape doughs, make classing fillings, and put the perfect finishes on your delicious treats, you’ll have the tools to make all of your favorites from start to finish! Take all five classes to receive your Pastry Essentials Certificate, or study à la carte to hone specific areas of interest.

Cake Baking Essentials
Before you can decorate, you must bake! Our Cake Baking Essentials Certificate series will provide you with the tools and techniques to ensure your cakes not only look great, but taste delicious too! You’ll understand the nuances of cake baking, learn to make classic frosting & fillings, and master the basics of cake layer assembly. We’ll cover everything from cupcakes and classic layer cakes to mousse cakes, using chocolate and cakes for specialty diets. Take all five classes to receive your Cake Baking Essentials Certificate, or study à la carte to hone specific areas of interest.