Baking & Pastry Arts

Indulge in the artistry of baking and pastry. Be transported to the world of delicate pastries, bread-making expertise, and confectionery craftsmanship. Explore the captivating experience of crafting delectable baked goods that can truly enchant the senses.

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What’s driving the rise of pastry arts academies?

An array of advanced techniques go into becoming a professional pastry chef, and those who commit to learning the tools and tricks of the trade find a variety of career possibilities.

May 11, 2018
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How To Make White Chocolate and Blackberry Mousse

Searching for the perfect summer dessert? Look no further than this white chocolate and blackberry mousse. With the perfect balance...

May 2, 2018
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Baked desserts to beat your customers’ winter blues

One way students learning the art of baking can bring cheer to friends, classmates or customers is through creative and tasty desserts that brighten the day.

February 19, 2018
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Tapping into the delicious history of fried hand pies

Fried hand pies are convenient and delicious desserts that chefs can easily make their own to please a wide variety of patrons.

February 15, 2018
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Pairing food with floral arrangements

Plating food with flowers can lead to eye-catching designs that delight customers and create a more immersive dining experience.

February 9, 2018
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How To Make Key Lime Pie

If you ask most Americans what their favorite pie is, we bet Key Lime is amongst the top responses. We’re...

January 23, 2018
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Soft serve vs. hand-dipped: Which ice cream style is best for your restaurant?

A crucial question for culinary arts professionals is whether they should build their dessert program around soft serve or hand-dipped ice cream.

December 29, 2017
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The tastiest coconut-based desserts you need to know about

How many ways can you use coconut in your desserts?

November 15, 2017
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Wintry pastries that everyone will love

What better way for a pastry student to show off newly crafted skills than stunning holiday treats?

November 15, 2017
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Celebrate National S’mores Day With 6 Filling S’mores Hacks

In honor of National S’mores Day Aug. 10, explore these six tasty ways to add more to your s’mores.

August 8, 2017
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Alternative Flours Give Your Desserts New Dimensions

Alternative flours can be used to add a new spin on classic desserts.

July 28, 2017
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Savory Pastries Give Entrees A New Twist

Savory pastries can be an excellent appetizer or a delicious entree for group meals.

July 27, 2017
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Sugar Cookies, But Without So Much Sugar!

Not everyone wants to indulge in sugar cookies that are just so … sugary!

July 20, 2017
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3 Tasty Ways To Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Here are three tasty ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

July 5, 2017
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Berry Trifles: The Coolest Dessert For A Fourth Of July Barbecue

A berry trifle is the ideal summer treat for Independence Day, a cold, colorful classic.

June 28, 2017
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Breakfast Pastries With Fruit Are Healthy, Right?

Breakfast pastries with fruit can be heavy in calories, but are always delicious.

June 9, 2017
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3 Recipes For Supreme Scones

Here are three ideas for making your first batch of scones.

February 21, 2017
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Make Valentine’s Day Sweet With These Desserts

Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to explore rich, decadent flavors like you'll find in these recipes.

February 10, 2017
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The Best ‘Off-Label’ Cake Hacks and Supplies

Chef Anne shares her best ‘off-label’ cake hacks and supplies while attending pastry school. We’ve all been there. You’re in...

February 8, 2017
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Tips For A Perfect Yorkshire Pudding

Many people enrolled in culinary certificate programs online make a couple of batches of Yorkshire puddings before they make a successful one.

December 8, 2016
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Hop On The Cheesy Bread Trend With Khachapuri

Once you've tasted the Georgian staple khachapuri, you'll likely want to make your own.

December 5, 2016
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Glazing Your Baked Goods

Like any finishing touch, a nice glaze can really take your baked goods to the next level.

November 28, 2016
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Make Your Best Bread With These Tips

While baking the perfect loaf of bread can certainly be intense, by following these few tips, you'll be sure to become an expert in no time.

November 23, 2016
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3 Ideas For Making Your Own Halloween Candy

Halloween is a fantastic opportunity to try making your own candy.

October 25, 2016
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Apple Pie Tips to Try This Fall

While you may already have a go-to recipe, here are a few tips that will enhance your apple pies this season.

October 20, 2016
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5 Ways to Add Excitement to Apple Pie

Many chefs have developed their own versions of apple pie that add fun new spins.

October 10, 2016
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Grill Your Fruit This Fall

Don't bother with a pumpkin pie this fall. Try some grilled fruit with a side of ice cream.

October 4, 2016
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Bakeries That Take the Cake

Here are a few bakeries that are producing some of the best cakes in the country.

May 12, 2016
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The Art Of Gourmet Doughnuts

Find inspiration in the many inventive and delightful approaches to doughnuts.

April 12, 2016
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Listen Up: 4 More Pieces of Advice For Every Young Chef

Sometimes it's important to listen to other chefs to map out your own goals in the kitchen. 

February 19, 2016
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From Bean To Bar: Indulging In Premium Chocolate

Learn how artisanal chocolate is produced and what makes some confections exceptional.

February 19, 2016
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Discovering Babka

In recent years, babka has undergone a huge increase in popularity and become more widely available in the U.S.

February 10, 2016
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The Ultimate Chocolate Cakes

For all our chocolate cake lovers out there, you know just how special this particular pastry is. Rich, moist and...

January 27, 2016
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The Appeal of Artisan Bread

It's a great time for those who appreciate high-quality bread in their meals.

January 5, 2016
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The Sweetest City: The 3 Best Candy Shops In All Of Austin

Whether you love candy, ice cream or specialty sodas, Austin is the place to satiate a sweet tooth. 

December 2, 2015
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The 4 Most Decadent Pastry Shops In Austin

Whether you're in the market for cakes, cookies or croissants, Austin is home to a bevy of awesome pastry shops. 

November 19, 2015
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Get The Best Doughnuts In Boulder

Whether you're a fan of a quick, greasy doughnut or a gourmet beignet, the Boulder area has everything you need to fulfill that craving.

November 19, 2015
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Find Pumpkin Pie In Austin This Fall

If you are looking to pick up a slice of pumpkin pie in Austin, this city has plenty of options. Read on to learn where you can find the desert of the season.

November 13, 2015
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Do-nut Miss Out: The 4 Best Doughnut Spots In All Of Austin

Here are the doughnut shops worth rolling toward. 

November 10, 2015
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Voodoo Doughnut Opens In Austin

The world-famous Voodoo Doughnuts finally officially opened at 212 E. Sixth St. in Austin over Halloween weekend, taking over the old Bourbon Girl location near The Parish.  

November 9, 2015
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