This course is intended to help pastry lovers and aspiring bakers improve their ability to make a wide range of delicious cakes and pastries. You will discover basic methods, experiment with various recipes, and pick the brain of our seasoned baker/chef. You'll have all the information, abilities, and self-assurance required to begin your baking journey.
Upon completion of this short course, you will be able to produce a wide array of delicious and visually stunning cakes and pastries, whether for personal enjoyment, special occasions, or professional endeavors within the culinary industry.
- Skill Development: You will gain a comprehensive understanding of baking techniques, including ingredient functions, precise measurements, mixing methods, baking temperatures, and timings required for various cakes and pastries.
- Technique Mastery: You will master fundamental baking techniques such as cake layering, frosting, pastry dough preparation, shaping, decorating, and other intricate methods necessary for creating visually appealing and delicious baked goods.
- Diverse Recipe Knowledge: You will expand your repertoire and adapt to various baking styles and flavors by being introduced to a wide range of recipes covering different types of cakes, pastries, and specialty treats.
- Creativity and Adaptability: You will adapt recipes, experiment with flavors, and develop your unique twists on traditional cakes and pastries.
About Reliance College
Reliance College, which was established in the early 1980s, is a trailblazer in the field of tourism and hospitality education, turning out highly regarded professionals on a global scale. We've come to realize over the years that this is a vibrant, quickly expanding field that needs leaders with our same level of assurance, expertise, and enthusiasm. Offering a curriculum that combines essential management abilities with highly skilled practical training, we are committed to developing the next generation of hospitality industry leaders.
Who Should Join this Course?
- Anyone who has a passion for baking and a desire to learn the art of creating delicious cakes and pastries
- A beginner looking to develop his/her skills
- An experienced baker wanting to refine his/her techniques
What You Will Learn
10th March 2024, Sunday
- Lemon Meringue Tart: A classic dessert that consists of a buttery crust filled with tangy lemon curd and topped with fluffy meringue.
- Matcha Opera Cake: A delicious dessert that combines the flavors of matcha, a finely ground green tea powder, with the elegance of a classic French opera cake. It typically consists of layers of almond sponge cake, matcha buttercream, and chocolate ganache, creating a harmonious balance of flavors and textures.
- Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake: A decadent dessert that combines the rich and creamy flavors of both chocolate mousse and cheesecake. It typically consists of a chocolate cookie crust, a layer of smooth and velvety chocolate mousse, and a creamy cheesecake filling.
- Cake Making Mastery: Learn the art of creating various types of cakes, such as sponge cakes, layer cakes, chiffon cakes, and specialty cakes like red velvet or black forest.
- Pastry Essentials: Explore the world of pastry-making, including dough preparation, shaping, and baking techniques for pastries like croissants, puff pastry, and tart shells.
- Decorating Techniques: Master decoration methods such as frosting, piping, fondant work, and other embellishments to enhance the visual appeal of cakes and pastries.
- Specialty Treats: Delve into specialised treats like macarons, eclairs, cream puffs, and other delicate pastries that require precision and finesse.
- Flavors and Fillings: Experiment with different flavors, fillings, and frosting combinations to create unique and delicious baked goods.
- Troubleshooting and Tips: Address common baking issues, troubleshooting techniques, and tips for achieving consistent and exceptional results.
- Advanced Techniques: Advanced-level lessons for those seeking to challenge themselves further, including intricate designs, sugar work, and advanced pastry artistry.
- Presentation and Plating: Understand the importance of presentation, plating, and styling to create stunning displays of baked goods.
- Recipe Adaptation and Creativity: Unleash your creativity by adapting recipes, experimenting with flavors, and developing signature creations.