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Discover a world of culinary delights with a wide range of baking classes. From mastering the art of breadmaking to perfecting pastry techniques, these hands-on courses will have you creating delicious treats with confidence and skill.

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Bake Your Own French Croissant

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating the perfect French croissant at Atelier Sucré. Indulge in the flakiness and buttery goodness as you learn to make traditional croissants, pains au chocolat, and savory ham & cheese croissants. Take home your creations along with detailed recipes to impress your next brunch guests.

(390) Beginner 14 and older

"Great British Bake Off" Classics

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Step into the famed tent of the beloved baking show and learn the techniques behind some of its greatest hits in this class at Home Cooking New York. Join us for a delightful afternoon of tea and baking as we recreate classics like Victoria sandwich cake and classic Swiss roll. Plus, take home the recipe for Jane's winning lemon poppyseed drizzle cake!

(2021) All levels 16 and older

The Art of French Pastry

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 W 24th St, New York, NY

Indulge in an evening of mastering the delicate art of French choux pastry at a Paris-inspired cooking class. Learn to create the perfect éclairs and cream puffs under the expert guidance of a pastry chef instructor. Unleash your inner baker and conquer these classic French desserts with ease!

(1753) All levels 21 and older

Cake Decorating 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Master the art of cake decorating and elevate your skills to create stunning, textured buttercream cakes. Learn a range of piping techniques, from shells to rosettes, and discover how to apply them to your creations. Unleash your creativity and impress with beautiful designs at NY Cake Academy's Cake Decorating course.

(451) All levels 12 and older

Harry Potter Book with Jörg Amsler

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Unleash your inner wizard with a magical cake decorating experience that will transport you to a realm of creativity and imagination. Join us for an unforgettable journey where sweet treats meet the world of Harry Potter.

(451) All levels 12 and older

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Intro to French Pastry

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 6310 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Indulge in the art of creating exquisite French pastries as you master the delicate techniques and rich flavors that define this culinary tradition.

(1753) All levels 21 and older

Neapolitan Pizza Party (For Two People)

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 937 E Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your inner pizza chef with a hands-on Neapolitan pizza-making experience. Join us to learn the ins and outs of creating the perfect Italian pie from scratch, guided by our expert Chef Instructor. No experience required, just bring your appetite for fun and delicious learning!

(1753) All levels 21 and older

The Art of French Pastry

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 1850 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA

Master the art of French pastry and transport yourself to the whimsical patisseries of Paris with this hands-on class at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Learn to create perfect choux dough, pipe, bake, and fill to create exquisite eclairs and cream puffs. Whether you're a cooking enthusiast or a first-timer, this fun and instructive class is designed for everyone.

(1753) All levels 21 and older

Your My Hero Dad Royal Icing Cookie

Cakery by Syd @ 2254 E Route 66, Glendora, CA

Learn the secrets of perfect royal icing and flooding in our popular classes, designed to be relaxed, friendly, and packed with valuable information. From designing to flooding, piping to airbrushing, each session offers something new.

(31) All levels 13 and older

Bread Baking Fundamentals

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom @ 2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the art of bread making at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom, where you'll learn techniques to create quick baked goods for everyday meals and special dinners. Indulge in the satisfaction of watching steam rise and butter melt on freshly baked bread, paired perfectly with jams and oils. Join us and uncover the secrets to making Pain de Ménage, Brioche Bread, Baguettes, and Focaccia Bread.

(105) Beginner 15 and older

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Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

We welcome kids ages 12 to 16 to join us for a five-day camp, featuring approachable-yet- sophisticated desserts that can easily be recreated at home. We will focus on classic and modern techniques, proper measuring, organization, presentation, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen and creativity. Day 1: Quick Breads and Short Pastry Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping Lemon-Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze Peach-Vanilla Bars ...

(262) All levels 12 - 16 years old

Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Kids aged 12 to 16 are invited to a five-day baking and pastry camp where they'll master approachable yet sophisticated desserts. From classic pies and tarts to innovative French pastry techniques, each day unfolds new skills in measuring, organization, and creativity. Working in teams, students will learn to craft everything from frosted strawberry jam hand pies to chocolate cupcakes with gooey ganache centers, enhancing their baking prowess and presentation skills.

(262) All levels 12 - 16 years old
$805

5 sessions

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Hands-On Cake Decorating

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Have your cake and eat it, too! Decorating a cake can seem like an intimidating task, but our expert Chopping Block pastry chef will teach you how to assemble and decorate a four-layer, six-inch vanilla celebration cake with maximum wow factor and minimal effort and tools! We'll teach you fundamental cake decorating techniques such as cake assembly, how to apply a crumb coat, and how to decorate your cake with a variety of piping tips designed to...

(262) All levels 18 and older

Kids' Camp: Baking Around the World (Ages 7-11)

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Embark on a culinary journey with our young bakers as they explore global flavors and techniques in a fun-filled camp. From classic French profiteroles to Mexican chocoflan, let your child's creativity rise in the kitchen with our limited-size, hands-on experience.

(262) All levels 7 - 11 years old

Hands-on Baking: Vanilla

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Vanilla bean pods can seem expensive, but a little goes a long way. Discover how to get the most out of each pod by using one pod three different ways to make vanilla pound cake, crème brûlée, and vanilla biscotti. You will learn techniques to cream butter with sugar and to temper eggs. Everyone will take home a sampling of the treats made in class.

(126) All levels 18 and older

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Cinnamon Roll Workshop

The Good Food Project @ Virtual Classroom

Unleash your inner baker and master the art of creating decadent and irresistible pastries with this hands-on workshop. Join us to discover the joy of creating mouthwatering treats.

(57) All levels 16 and older

Cream Puff Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom

Indulge in the art of French pastry-making from the comfort of your own kitchen. Learn the secrets to creating light and airy cream puffs, filled with a luscious vanilla pastry cream and finished with a decadent chocolate ganache. Elevate your baking skills with this virtual workshop.

(2021) All levels 16 and older

French Macaron Step-by-Step Class

The Good Food Project @ Virtual Classroom

Master the art of creating beautiful, delicate, and delicious French macarons inspired by your favorite desserts in this virtual hands-on workshop. Learn the secrets to perfecting these exquisite treats and become well-schooled in making them anytime you'd like. Prepare to indulge your taste buds with a different unique macaron flavor in each workshop.

(57) All levels 16 and older

Fruit Pie Workshop

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the art of pie-making at Home Cooking New York as you learn to create a Double-Crust Apple Pie with an All-Butter Crust. Unlock the secrets of using different fruits to fill your future pies, allowing you to create culinary delights that embody love and care.

(2021) All levels 16 and older

Holiday Cookies (Virtual)

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom

Bake your way into the holiday season with some of our favorite festive cookies!  YOU'LL MAKE: Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Cookies Chewy Fresh Ginger Cookies Jammy Lemon Thumbprints Because grocery shopping is not so easy these days, here is a sneak peek at what you will need in case that is helpful. SHOPPING LIST: 5 cups All-Purpose Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Soda 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder 5 ounces (1 cup) Bittersweet or Semisweet...

(2021) All levels 16 and older
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Hydrangea: Sugar Flowers

Julia Fedorova Cakes Corp @ 166 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02141, Boston, MA

This class is for All levels. You will learn: How to make different petals and leaves using Sweet Art Master veiners, cutters and gum paste. How to use molds. How to achieve correct colors. How to make botanically correct arrangement. The class includes a lot of tricks and tips to reach perfect result. All tools and supplies will be provided for use in class ONLY.

(11) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$320
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Poppy. Sugar flowers

Julia Fedorova Cakes Corp @ 166 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02141, Boston, MA

This class is for Beginner level. Sugar flower making. You will learn: How to make different petals and leaves using Sweet Art Master veiners, cutters and gum paste. How to use molds. How to achieve correct colors. How to make botanically correct arrangement. The class includes a lot of tricks and tips to reach perfect result. All tools and supplies will be provided for use in class ONLY.

(11) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$150
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Tulip. Sugar flowers

Julia Fedorova Cakes Corp

This class is for Beginner level. Sugar flower making. You will learn: How to make different petals and leaves using Sweet Art Master veiners, cutters and gum paste. How to use molds. How to achieve correct colors. How to make botanically correct arrangement. The class includes a lot of tricks and tips to reach perfect result. All tools and supplies will be provided for use in class ONLY.

(11) Beginner 18 and older
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Intro to French Pastry

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 723 Main St, Houston, TX

Transport yourself to Paris and master the art of French Pastry at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Learn the secrets of Choux pastry as our Pastry Chef takes you through a step-by-step demonstration. Create delicious Eclairs and Cream Puffs, and impress your friends with your newfound baking skills.

(1753) Beginner 21 and older

Cake Decorating 101

Ask Ms.Kay @ 340 N Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, TX

In this Basic Cake Decorating class you will learn how to create beautiful borders, flowers, quick and easy recipes, icing techniques, and more. Price includes all supplies needed.

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Hydrangea: Sugar Flowers

Julia Fedorova Cakes Corp @ 1020 16th St NW, Washington, DC

This class is for All levels. You will learn: How to make different petals and leaves using Sweet Art Master veiners, cutters and gum paste. How to use molds. How to achieve correct colors. How to make botanically correct arrangement. The class includes a lot of tricks and tips to reach perfect result. All tools and supplies will be provided for use in class ONLY.

(11) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$320
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Anemone plus Blueberry Sugar Flowers

Julia Fedorova Cakes Corp @ 1020 16th St NW, Washington, DC

One day class. All Levels. Small group. You will learn: How to make different petals and leaves using Sweet Art Master  veiners and cutters. How to use molds. How to achieve correct colors. How to make botanically correct arrangement. The class includes a lot of tricks and tips to reach perfect result. All tools and supplies will be provided for use in class ONLY.

(11) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$320
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Classic French Macaron

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 7845 D Airpark Rd, Gaithersburg, MD

Learn to make French macarons to rival Ladurée.  In this fun and hands-on class, you’ll learn tips and techniques for making delectable macarons, easy enough to be done in your home kitchen. Together we'll demystify the making of these highly sought-after meringue-based sandwich cookies.  You’ll be guided step-by-step through the meringue mixing (macaronnage), piping, baking, assembling and of course, the eating!  Plus we’ll...

(1753) All levels 21 and older
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Breadmaking for Beginners

South Seattle College Continuing Educ @ 6000 16th Ave, Seattle, WA

An introduction to the world of dough. This class is designed for the “non-baker” who wants to make that freshly baked home-made bread using the “slow-fermentation process" which adds flavor and more health benefits to your bread. Learn the role each ingredient plays and universal techniques for making great dough. Leave with loaves of bread and recipes.  Class will be held at: Seattle, Pastry & Baking Arts Building (PBA), Room: PBA...

Beginner 18 and older
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$125

2 sessions

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Cake Decorating: Frosting

MJCCA @ 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA

Learn all about cakes and different decorating techniques. We will teach you how to make sugar sheets, and icing, as well as how to use different types of icing tips.  Wine will be served. We request that students wear closed toed shoes.

(4) All levels 21 and older
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Cake Decorating: Fondant

MJCCA @ 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA

Learn all about cakes and different decorating techniques. We will teach you how to make fondant and use it properly to decorate your cakes. Wine will be served. We request that students wear closed toed shoes.

(4) All levels 21 and older
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Pizza Party

MJCCA @ 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA

Beyond Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Digiorno, pizza is truly a culinary art form. However, it's not difficult to master at all! Come learn how to make a 3-course pizza feast. Using a few simple tricks, you can turn your home oven into the hot new neighborhood pizzeria. Dishes will include, homemade pizza dough with toppings, oregano salad, and dessert. That's amore!  Wine will be served. We request that students wear closed toed shoes.

(4) All levels 21 and older
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Baking & Pastry Workshop: Eclairs, Cream Puffs & More

The Good Food Project @ 2400 Curtis St, Denver, CO

Come learn to make, bake and fill the best cream puffs, eclairs,  and savory cheese gougeres – epic pastries that show off your amazing cooking skills. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll start with one pastry recipe and change it up to make fantastic Instagram worthy creations. Then you’ll make pastry cream and chocolate ganache to top and fill your creations.   You’ll appreciate the delicious taste of your efforts and take...

(57) All levels 16 and older
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Hands-on Doughnut Workshop

The Good Food Project @ 3000 Lawrence St, Denver, CO

Ooey, gooey, sweet rounds of doughy love, donuts are a hand-held bite of self-indulgence. Why not learn to make your own? In this hands-on class, you’ll learn about the history and different kinds of donuts, including beignets, donut holes, jelly donuts and more. And we’ll discuss how to make, form, bake, fry, frost and fill your donuts. Then you will use your new donut knowledge to create your own delicious box of tasty wonders to take home....

(57) All levels 16 and older
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High-Altitude Baking

The Good Food Project @ 2400 Curtis St, Denver, CO

Are you new to Colorado and struggling with baked goodies that don’t turn out as well as they did when you lived at sea level? Flat cookies, sunken cakes, dense bread, collapsed quick breads are baking casualties well-known to Colorado transplants.  In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to adjust your recipes for the altitude, so you’ll always have a great outcome. You’ll leave knowing how to conquer your toughest altitude baking...

(57) All levels 16 and older
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Reviews for Baking Classes

Baking Classes are rated 4.6 stars based on 5,212 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • French Macaron Step-by-Step Class

    Reviewed by Mario A. on 4/6/2024
    I gave this class to my partner as an anniversary gift and it blew away my expectations! The instructor went through everything step-by-step, checked my partner’s progress, and had the schedule down to a science. This was such a cool experience! We will definitely be back for more classes.
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Anonymous review on 3/27/2024
    Amazing class! Instructors were helpful and engaging. Beginner-friendly. Croissants turned out to be delicious and looked just like pastries you’d buy from a cafe. Definitely recommend this class!
  • Intro to French Pastry

    Reviewed by Tim J. on 3/25/2024
    Jessica was great! I really enjoyed this introduction to French choux pastry. The class was a fun, laid back, and informative experience where we had the chance to not only learn how to make, bake, and fill choux pastry but also meet cool like-minded people. And at the end of it, we all had a surplus of delicious cream puffs and eclairs to chow down on and share with friends!
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Reviewed by Andrea Jo M. on 3/24/2024
    Chef Jen was fantastic! Such a fun and instructive teacher. Walked out feeling capable of making croissants!
  • "Great British Bake Off" Classics

    Reviewed by Shannon L. on 3/15/2024
    This course was so much fun! The group of ladies in the course were amazing! Our instructor natanya was fantastic, her explanations were clear and she always explained why we should do things a certain way and how it affects the bake! Highly recommend these courses!
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Camille R. on 2/18/2024
    The class was great, the instructor was wonderful and the site was impressive with all the products available for sale! Highly recommend
  • French Macaron Step-by-Step Class

    Reviewed by Luis A. G. on 2/18/2024
    It was a fantastic class. Chelly was marvelous! Very, very knowledgeable and resourceful. With her help I was finally able to bake a perfect macaron. Thank you so much. Love!
  • Bread Baking Fundamentals

    Reviewed by Barbara S. on 1/22/2024
    Eric's class was a lot of fun. It was a little big. 15 people, but we all got to participate. He was funny, informative and helpful. Looking forward to taking another class in the future.
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Reviewed by Julia B. on 1/18/2024
    Chef Jen was so funny and a great teacher! We accidentally made a mistake and ended up not being able to make any pan au chocolat and she gave us hers. Sweetest lady ever! Definitely want to take more classes here :)
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Reviewed by Norman D. on 1/15/2024
    Taking this course was one of the most fun and educational experiences ever! The course is designed to concentrate a multiple day project into a few hours in which the students get to participate in every step of the process from creating the dough, doing the turns, and forming the croissants. Chef Makenna and Assistant Paola (super stars) were wonderful in presenting clear instructions, excellent demonstrations and giving individual attention. I brought home 8 super large croissants which were gladly consumed. I can't wait to take another class.

Discover the Best Baking Classes Near You

From mixing up bagels to cupcakes and homemade bread, baking classes offer many chances to create sumptuous confections using an oven and dough. Baking is an important skill to have while working in the culinary arts and nutrition. Baking roles in the culinary arts include careers such as a pastry chef or baking entrepreneur. Many small pastry shops have opened in large cities like New York and Los Angeles. Even hit television series like the Great British Baking Show and Cake Boss have been created to capitalize on the popularity of baking. 

Baking includes the creation of not only standard cakes and pastries but also homemade bread, bagels, pretzels, and even pizza. Baking involves mixing together ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, and baking powder. Working with high heat is an essential part of the baking process. Learning to bake can be the beginning of a great hobby or career in culinary arts. 

Why You Should Learn Baking

Learning how to bake can be the beginning of a fun career, creative hobby, and stress reliever. During the pandemic, many learned creative hobbies such as baking to utilize their time at home. Baking not only relieves stress but creates community through baking clubs and classes. Baking is a great way to maintain personal nutrition for dietary needs and to save money on buying baked goods by making your own. Baking is an enjoyable sensory activity that engages the taste buds. In 2015, a survey performed by the baking company Cake Angels found that 80% of participants felt stress relief after they had started baking. Studies also suggest that creative pursuits can help with feeling more relaxed and happier and contribute to personal growth.

Baking clubs have also become more popular since the pandemic because they create community and harmony between friends and neighbors. According to Hershey Company, 34% of consumers began baking as a form of self-care and stress relief. Exchanging baking recipes has become popular during the pandemic as a way to socialize and collaborate creatively. Baking clubs can be found through websites like Meetup.com or local churches, schools, and colleges. 

The labor demands for pastry chefs and bakers remain high. Working in the culinary arts can lead to opening a small pastry shop or cafe as a small business. Baking can also become a side hustle to sell cupcakes and cakes online. The average salary for a pastry chef is between $32,000 to $47,000 per year, according to Glassdoor. Keeping up with the latest baking trends allows for catering weddings, parties, and birthdays. Brainstorming new recipes allows for the expansion of cooking and baking skills in the kitchen.

Becoming a pastry chef requires some formal training but begins with a deep love of baking. Pastry chefs attend culinary school, gain hands-on experience with a master chef, and learn the flow of a professional kitchen. Culinary schools have specialized programs for baking and pastry chefs.

5 Ways to Learn Baking

Some of the best ways to learn how to bake are through live, hands-on courses offered through community services, like through colleges, schools, and cooking classes. Youtube is also a great source for a learning baker through watching demonstration videos and online tutorials on Pinterest, Facebook, and Yummly. Even live baking demonstrations can be found online, held on Zoom, by Meetup.com, or by Cozymeal. Other ways to learn baking online can be discovered through CocuSocial, which offers daily online class sessions. 

Some of the basics can be learned through in-person classes offered by professional chefs and caterers at culinary schools. Local programs at community services offer basic baking courses and skills. Other ways to learn are apprenticeships through culinary programs and on-the-job training at bakeries. Even Facebook community groups have live online cooking classes that are free. 

In-Person Baking Classes

Offered in-person baking courses in New York City are Cake Decorating 101 and Hand-Rolled Bagels and Soft Pretzels. The NY Cake Academy offers multiple baking courses like cake decorating, cookie making, and how to make homemade chocolate desserts. The NY Cake Academy was founded over 25 years ago by famous pastry chef Joan Mansour. The hand-rolled bagels and soft pretzels course is offered by Home Cooking, New York. Home Cooking focuses on a hands-on and personal approach to baking courses, with highly experienced instructors specializing in culinary arts.

Other courses offered in New York City include homemade pizza making taught by Taste Buds Kitchen. Voted for having the best kid-friendly baking classes, Taste Buds Kitchen takes a fun, accessible approach to family cooking and baking courses. No prior experience is necessary, and the Kitchen encourages team-building with friendly learning opportunities. Taste Buds Kitchen is located in Chelsea, New York. 

Home Cooking also offers the course “Great British Bake Off” Classics sponsored by local pastry chefs to teach kids and young families how to bake. The course provides take-home recipes, instructions, and a hands-on demonstration style method of teaching. Classes are kept small at around 10 people, with the head chef leading the class. The dishes prepared are Victoria Sandwich Cake, Classic Swiss Rolls, Scones, and English Breakfast Tea. The course begins at $110 per person, and the school is located in Soho, Manhattan Village. 

The other course offered is Cupcakes 101 for beginners, provided by Butter Lane cooking school. The course is offered by Butter Lane cupcake and baking shop in the East Village. Butter Lane is highly recommended for its cupcakes, cakes, and other sugary confections. The course will be fun for adults and families using French-style techniques. 

In Los Angeles, many different in-person baking courses are available, from pizza-making to cupcakes and more. The courses available include making different types of homemade pizza, including your own tomato sauce, cheese pizza, alfredo, and Margherita pizza. Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom offers the first course on the Westside of Los Angeles. Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom is a top cooking school in the area, with hands-on teaching styles by a seasoned professional chef. The Classroom is equipped with high-end appliances, a well-designed kitchen, and offers a variety of baking courses. 

Another course offered in Los Angeles is how to bake homemade artisan breads, taught by Cook LA Cooking School. The course offers helpful insights and lessons on making homemade breads, ranging from delicious glazed cinnamon rolls to scones and soft pretzels. The course is taught by LA Cooking School, which specializes in catering and culinary arts. The Cooking School also helps students with the business side of running a catering business, from creating a specialized menu to budgeting and accommodating special dietary needs. The Cooking School is located in Studio City, Los Angeles.

The third in-person baking course in Los Angeles is making homemade macaroons from scratch for the spring season, provided by Cakery by Syd. Back by popular demand, this baking course offers students the opportunity to make macarons by hand, including the tricky process of coloring cookies and how to fill these delicate confections. Cakery by Syd is a family-owned and operated small business. The shop offers the needed supplies for customers that wish to bake at home, such as sprinkles, cookie cutters, cupcake toppers, and pans. The course is friendly for all levels but is most recommended for beginners. All supplies are included within the price of the course, starting at $50 per person.

In Chicago, Illinois, a variety of baking courses are available, including the Hands-on Artisanal Breads Boot Camp. The Chopping Block in Lincoln Square, Chicago, teaches the course. The Chopping Block is a premiere cooking school and gourmet shop that offers live demonstrations, hands-on baking courses and baking Boot Camps. The course covers a menu of sourdough cheddar twists, Japanese milk bread, tea rings, hazelnut morning buns, and soft Hawaiian rolls. The course covers mixing homemade dough, kneading, and baking on a pizza stone. 

The Chopping Block holds several baking courses, including Hands-On Cake Decorating, starting at $170 per person. The course offers instructions on cake assembly, piping techniques, how to work with cake decorating tools, and how to make yummy buttercream frosting from scratch. A top pastry chef leads the course, which is great for students at the beginner and advanced levels. All tools, including the frosting and cakes, are provided, so it’s a great opportunity for students to focus on their decorating skills. Class sizes are limited to 20 people but fill up quickly. 

The third live course taught by The Chopping Block is Hands-On Donut Boot Camp. The course covers a menu of strawberry crullers with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, cherry limeade donuts, banana pudding donuts, and s’mores donuts. The skills covered in the class are making the sweet batter, preparing the yeast dough, deep-frying, and preparing glazes and custards. The course also includes a free lunch and unlimited coffee, with a chance to take home your own donut creations. 

Various fun in-person baking courses are also offered in Houston, Texas. The first course is Great British Baking, offered by Sur La Table in River Oaks. This hands-on course teaches valuable insights about conducting a British tea time, with sponge cake, scones, and hand pies. Sur La Table opened in 1972 as a culinary school and market. With a highly-regarded culinary program, the course is certain to be a fun success. 

Another course Sur La Table offers is the Authentic New York Bagel Workshop, starting at $69 per person. The 3-hour hands-on workshop provides tips and tricks on how to make bagels from scratch, make the delicious dough, hand-shape bagels, and fry them properly without burning them. Professional chef instructors with smaller class sizes teach the course. 

An interesting in-person baking course offered for cake decorating is Cake Decorating 101, taught by Ask Ms. Kay in the Greenspoint area of Houston. The course teaches instructions on decorating cakes and creating pretty borders and flowers, with accessible homemade recipes. Icing techniques are also covered for beginner bakers. The price includes all needed supplies, with bookings being offered at $45 per person. 

In , there are several more baking courses available. From French pastries to birthday cakes, the courses offer insights into decorating techniques and different types of confections. The first course available is Fundamentals of Pastry, by The Kitchen Studio Cooking School. This course teaches several skill sets, such as how to make Danish pastries, eclairs, sponge cakes, and tarts. The course is five weeks long, offered in the Frederick area. The Kitchen Studio Cooking School was founded in 2005 to make culinary courses accessible, fun, and informative for young families. 

For cake enthusiasts, in-person baking courses for Birthday Cakes are taught by Milk Bar, in the Logan Circle area of DC. The course is meant to be full of nostalgia for childhood birthday parties, with cake decorating, funfetti cakes, and truffles. Everything can be taken home to be enjoyed after the course. The Milk Bar is a famous dessert brand and shop, with storefronts in multiple locations. The Milk Bar offers unique flavors of ice cream, desserts, and cakes, with experimental approaches to baking courses and innovative techniques. 

Virtual Baking Classes 

The positives of attending online baking classes are based on a flexible schedule, based on your own time, and from the comfort of your own kitchen. Saving time is a huge plus for attending virtual baking courses. However, virtual baking courses require students to purchase their own baking necessities, such as ingredients and appliances. Virtual baking courses are offered through Zoom and Youtube. Some class sessions are even recorded and can be viewed later, allowing for the opportunity to better techniques outside of live classes.

Some online baking classes include how to make French Macarons Step-by Step and the Cinnamon Roll Workshop, taught by the Good Food Project of New York City. The French Macarons course is offered online in the spring. Both courses are available through Zoom, and the required supplies are a mixing bowl, measuring cups, spoons, a rolling pin, and access to an oven. The French macaroons course is a wonderful opportunity to make these delicate pastries from scratch.

These digital classes courses are available with a hands-on workshop teaching excellent recipes and time-tested techniques. Both courses are an excellent virtual experience with the convenience of online learning and working within your own home and kitchen. However, there are some disadvantages to virtual baking courses, such as needing to buy your own supplies and ingredients. ON the other hand, the virtual component allows for easy learning on your schedule. 

Private Group Baking Classes

Taking group baking classes is a great bonding experience for co-workers, teams and organizations alike. CourseHorse offers live online group classes with multiple supported online platforms, through Zoom and on-site at offices and private events for small and large groups alike. The best part of booking with CourseHorse is the flexibility to modify group sizes on bookings; confirmation is sent within 24 hours. There are no booking fees, and accommodations can be made for both live and online group classes.

Some group baking courses also cover the cost of ingredients and materials, such as the Virtual Cookies Workshop course taught over Zoom through CourseHorse. The private, interactive workshop is suitable for a size of 60 and includes ingredients and supplies that are shipped right to the homes of participants. In this course, students will learn how to prepare and bake chocolate chip cookies and lemon crinkles. By the end of the 90-minute course, participants will have two dozen handmade cookies that they can share virtually with their colleagues and coworkers.

Another group baking course taught online is the Virtual Bagel Making Workshop, with provided materials and ingredients. The course is led on Zoom by a private chef instructor, with flour, yeast, honey, bagel seasoning ingredients, and gluten-free options. However, some materials are required, such as a Dutch oven, mixer, spoon, mixing bowl, plastic wrap, and baking sheet. The course starts at $80 per person and is excellent for a group of up to fifty people.

What Will I Need to Learn Baking?

When it comes to the process of learning baking, many materials and ingredients are needed. Some of the must-have baking tools are measuring cups and spoons. These are important for the accurate measuring of ingredients and following recipes closely. Other needed materials include wooden spoons, spatulas, pastry brushes, whisks, and rolling pins. A set of knives are always helpful, along with baking pans and cooling racks.

Having decent baking sheets is essential because of air circulation in the oven, and having a decent stand-mixer is helpful with making cookie dough. Common baking ingredients include baking soda, sugar, flour, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Baking kits can be bought at a local grocery store to save time and money on gathering ingredients. Access to an oven is essential, and always ensure the safety of your hands with oven mitts. 

Is it Difficult to Learn Baking?

While it can be challenging to learn baking, it’s a great hobby and stress relief if you are determined to learn the skill. Some obstacles to learning baking are gaining access to an oven, needed equipment, and the cost of ingredients. Sometimes, the difficulties of learning baking can also be related to following a recipe and worrying about measuring ingredients precisely for great results. The skill of learning how to bake is accessible for those devoted to learning. Discount ingredients can be found at the local dollar store, and so can baking equipment. 

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