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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The 3 Tastiest Sweets Shops In Boulder

The people of Boulder love their cookies, candies and cakes. 

September 23, 2015
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The Best Ice Cream Shops In Boulder

The Berkeley of the Rockies is home to some truly tasty and innovative ice cream shops.

September 8, 2015
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Beer And Chocolate: The Perfect Pair

Chocolate and beer make sense together because, while they're both strong flavors, their textures compliment each other.

August 25, 2015
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A Guide To All Things Ice Cream In Austin

If there's one thing universally loved by kids, adults and chefs, it's ice cream.

July 7, 2015
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Finding the best bakeries in Dallas

If you're looking to satisfy a sweet-tooth craving while in Texas or are just hoping to find the perfect place to pick up treats on special occasions, take a look at this list of the best bakeries in Dallas.

May 31, 2015
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Spice up your homemade trail mix

Hiking can be great ways to work up an appetite. Having a healthy snack on hand is mandatory. Trail mix is a super versatile way to get some fast calories no matter where you are.

May 26, 2015
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Avoid bakery lines by making your own Sunday treats

Hungry brunch-goers and young families love to get their donut/croissant/pie fix bright and early on Saturdays and Sundays. Make these treats at home to avoid the line.

May 19, 2015
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Try these interesting cake alternatives

While cake is a popular sweet to end just about every dinner dish, we've found some alternatives that will feed your crew in a less sheet-like, frosted way.

May 14, 2015
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4 Pastries You Should Know

A portion of Texas culinary school is devoted to the buttery, flaky goodness of pastries. These tasty baked goods come...

April 30, 2015
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Try these recipes to go Greek

In the Austin culinary arts scene, there are a few great Greek restaurants, like Arpeggio Grill and the Santorini Cafe....

April 29, 2015
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Finding Some of the Best Pie in Texas

If you're looking to take in some of the best pie in Texas, here are some wonderful starting points for you.

April 10, 2015
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Where to look for the best bread in Texas

If you're looking for the perfect side to complement your next culinary endeavor or are simply passing through the Lone Star State and hoping to find something delicious, here are a few places to look for the best bread in Texas:

March 31, 2015
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Finding the best cakes in Boulder

Check out these venues if you're looking for the perfect cake to compliment your next birthday party, anniversary or corporate event. You won't be disappointed!

March 16, 2015
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Short list: Colorado bakeries you have to try

If you're visiting Colorado any time soon and are looking for a place to fulfill that craving for a perfectly-crafted sweet, then take a look at this list of Colorado bakeries that you absolutely have to try.

February 27, 2015
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Impress your Valentine with these desserts

There are just over two weeks until Valentine's Day. Do you know what you'll be cooking your sweetheart on the special day? Use your Austin culinary arts school skill to make these fun treats.

February 10, 2015
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Food & Wine Best New Pastry Chefs 2014

Food and Wine released their annual Best Pastry Chefs list for 2014. Check out the list below to learn about some serious culinary artists and their incredible deserts.

November 11, 2014
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Making crepes suzette

One of the most famous pastry dishes in the world, Crepes Suzette is a classic French dessert.

July 31, 2014
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Maryland's Smith Island Cake

Maryland is one of only a handful of states that have passed a legislative bill nominating a state dessert. 

July 30, 2014
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The Facts About Fondant

Fondant has been made incredibly popular over the past ten years due to the popularity of TV shows like Ace of...

July 18, 2014
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How to Cover a Cake in Fondant

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student In the Pastry Industry fondant is one of the most common staples in the kitchen....

July 18, 2014
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How To Crumb Coat A Sponge Cake

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student After your sponge cakes have been pulled from the oven and had time to cool...

July 11, 2014
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How To Make Sponge Cake

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student In the first of a four video series with Pastry Chef Ashlea Tobeck is ‘How...

July 7, 2014
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Pastry Arts Spotlight: Cakes

Charity Blair and Jennifer Brown, Pastry Arts Graduates Recently, I was going through photos of some of our past Pastry...

May 15, 2014
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Expand Your Ice Cream Horizons With These Unique Flavors

Classic ice cream flavors like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry will certainly never go out of style, but there are other variations of ice cream that deserve some time in the spotlight as well.

May 14, 2014
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Cake Boss Challenge Semi-Finals

After an extremely tough decision, the 3 Escoffier judges and the 1 audience judge advanced 3 competitors into the semi-finals...

May 12, 2014
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Cake Boss Challenge

When it comes to hands on experiences, the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts really takes the cake. On May...

May 9, 2014
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How To Roll Out Pie Dough

There are many techniques and methods to rolling out doughs, but the first task is to choose the style of...

May 7, 2014
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How to Make a Basic Pie Dough

When making a basic pie dough, the three main ingredients used are 6 cups All-Purpose Flour, 4 oz cold butter...

May 5, 2014
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Why Our Pastry Arts Students Love Their Program

This could be you! Our Pastry Arts program attracts students from all walks of life. Read what our students love...

April 14, 2014
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New Perspectives: Genevieve Dodd

I talk the school up quite a bit in this blog, with good reason I would argue.  But for the...

April 4, 2014
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No One Is an Island

By: Ryan Hodros, Pastry Arts Student Watching cooking programs on the Food Network, it’s easy to get the impression that...

March 26, 2014
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A Change Is Gonna Come

By: Ocean Babin, Pastry Arts Student Last week I wrote about students at Escoffier coming first and that I am...

March 18, 2014
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Kitchen Wizards

By: Ryan Hodros, Pastry Arts Student One unexpected benefit of going through pastry school is the degree to which non-culinarians are impressed...

March 17, 2014
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Under Pressure As A Pastry Student

By: Ryan Hodros, Pastry Arts Student In many ways, kids are brought up with the ironclad knowledge that their scholastic...

March 3, 2014
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Childhood Desserts Making A Comeback At Austin Restaurants

Chefs in Austin are looking back to childhood favorites in order to create new desserts for their menus.

March 2, 2014
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Unusual Externships

By: Ryan Hodros, Pastry Arts Student I recently started part of my externship writing beer reviews for 303 Magazine (my...

February 25, 2014
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Austin's Trace Eatery Gets New Pastry Chef

Austin's Trace eatery just welcomed a new pastry chef, Angel Begaye, to its kitchen.

February 8, 2014
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Creating The Ultimate Cronut

By Kathryn Dwyer, Culinary Arts Student “What is the best thing you cooked in culinary school?” my Starbucks barista asked...

December 10, 2013
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Graduate Takes the Pastry Culture in Austin by Storm

This could be you! Lezlie Mills Gibbs, our Pastry Arts graduate, is the Head Pastry Chef at La Pâtisserie by Luxe...

December 5, 2013
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A perfect strawberry rhubarb dessert for springtime

Spring is the perfect time to begin experimenting with seasonal ingredients. Using fresh, flavorful produce is one of the best...

April 17, 2013
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