Pastry Essentials 1: Family of Cookies

  • Baking, Baking Certification
Jan 14 2021
Feb 19 2022



The basis of all pastry & baking principles can be learned through the art of crafting cookies! In the first of five Pastry Essentials Certificate classes, brought to you by NY Cake Academy’s Baking & Pastry Fundamentals, you’ll discover that cookies can be organized into “families” representing various preparation methods. Learn the similarities in mixing and baking within each group, as well as the impact of ingredient functionality on your baking. Master a large variety of cookie styles including drop, rolled, bar, and piped/molded cookies. Gain a wealth of techniques to perfect your cookies from start to finish, under the instruction of experts with years of industry experience. Plus, you’ll make enough dough to share batches of chocolate brownie chip, cinnamon shortbread, lunette, and spritz cookies!

What You’ll Learn:

  • Importance of ingredient functionality & their impact on baking
  • Various mixing methods including creamed butter & cut-in methods
  • Preparation methods of four common cookie types:DropRolledBarPiped/Molded
  • How to roll dough without flour
  • Basic piping techniques

What You’ll Bake (and Taste!):

  • Chocolate Brownie Chip Cookie
  • Cinnamon Shortbread
  • Lunette
  • Spritz

*Please note, a one-time purchase of our Baking & Pastry Fundamentals toolkit ($160) is required for the in-person class (recommended for live virtual class). Once you've purchased the toolkit, you can use it in any of the 10 Baking & Pastry Fundamentals classes. If you have already purchased this toolkit, please select the class only option when registering.

Included in the Baking & Pastry Fundamentals Toolkit:

  • Apron

  • Brush, Pastry 1-in

  • Knife Bag

  • Knife, Paring

  • Knife, 8-in Chef's

  • Measuring Spoons

  • Peeler, Vegetable

  • Piping Tip, Open Star No. 824

  • Piping Tip, Open Star No. 825

  • Piping Tip, Open Star No. 826

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 802

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 804

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 805

  • Piping Tip, Plain Round No. 806

  • Piping Tip, St. Honore

  • Scissors

  • Scraper, Bench, Rounded

  • Scraper, Smooth Plastic

  • Spatula, 10-in Silicone

  • Spatula, 10-in Straight

  • Spatula, 4.25-in Offset

  • Spatula, 8-in Offset

  • Strainer, Hand

  • Whisk, 12-in French Wire

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