10 classes packed full of baking skills and techniques! (Ages 8-15)
Our Master Baker JR Series is designed for aspiring young bakers who want to learn how to bake like a Pastry Chef! All classes are fun, hands on, interactive, and taught by our very own Pastry Chef Instructor in a state of the art kitchen facility! Every graduate will receive a diploma.
Day 1: Principles of The Bakeshop
Students will enjoy working alongside classmates as they practice proper measuring and mixing techniques and how to follow a recipe. We will also cover equipment use, food safety, personal hygiene, and how to work effectively as part of a team. Students will use their new skills while preparing gooey brownies and delicious bars.
Day 2: Everything Cookies
From delicious chocolate chip cookies to our perfect sugar cookies, kids will continue to build on their skills while practicing what was learned in class one. Students will also learn how to decorate using royal icing and the flooding method.
Day 3: Amazing Biscuits and Scones
To begin, our Pastry Chef will share secrets for the flakiest biscuits ever. Then we will show kids how to make a savory corn, cheese, and chive scone, and a sweet variation packed with fruits. Class will wrap up with kids enjoying their biscuits and scones with some jams, jellies, and flavored sweet butters!
Day 4: Pies and Tarts
In this class, students will learn the steps for mixing, rolling, shaping, and baking the perfectly flaky pie crust and tart crust. Then our Chef will share tips for transforming seasonal ingredients into amazing fillings while students prepare and bake their pies.
Day 5: Everything Cupcakes
From making batters to baking delicious cupcakes, students will learn the skills used by expert bakers and decorators! Students will also learn piping and decorating techniques, how to color and use buttercream, and how to pipe fillings into their cupcakes.
Day 6: Amazing Cakes
In this fun hands on class, students will learn how to bake and decorate deliciously beautiful cakes. We will build on what was learned in previous classes while covering new skills like rolling, coloring, and applying fondant along with some new piping techniques. Each child will decorate their own cake.
Day 7: French Patisserie 1
After mastering a few baking fundamentals, Students will learn some advanced techniques for creating French bakery favorites. We will learn how to prepare choux pastry while piping eclairs and gougeres. Then we will prepare pastry cream, fill our eclairs, and top them with a delicious chocolate ganache.
Day 8: French Patisserie 2
In this class students will learn how to create amazingly beautiful and delicious French Macaroons.
Day 9: Everything Doughnuts
In this class students will learn how to prepare, cut, proof, and fry delicious doughnuts. Then our Chef will teach students how to prepare glazes and fillings. We will finish up class by frying and decorating a delicious variety of these sweet treats.
Day 10: Basic Artisan Bread Baking
In this class, students will learn the basic principles of how to bake bread. We will mix and knead the dough, watch it rise, shape it, bake it, and admire it when it comes out of the oven, golden and perfect for students to enjoy during class.
Class Schedule: Fall 2019 (6PM-8PM)
Class 1: August 28th
Class 2: September 4th
Class 3: September 11th
Class 4: September 18th
Class 5: September 25th
Class 6: October 2nd
Class 7: October 16th
Class 8: October 23rd
Class 9: October 30th
Class 10: November 13th
In the event a class must be cancelled, we will re schedule that class on a makeup day.
Instructor: Chef Jocelyn Weatherford