Baking Pastry Classes Toronto

The Best Baking and Pastry Classes in Toronto

The best baking and pastry classes in Toronto will have budding bakers whipping up sumptuous sweets, fresh breads and professional-looking cakes in no time. Some on this list are diploma or certificate granting programs while others require just a single day investment.

Here are the best baking and pastry classes in Toronto.

The Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts
College courses geared towards aspiring professionals offer diplomas in pastry and confectionary arts, as well as certificates in designer cakes and baking essentials. General interest classes on weekends offer an introduction to cake decorating, the art of the éclair, bread making basics, and even mastering techniques like Lambeth piping.

George Brown College
This Baking Arts program is held in state-of-the-art commercial baking labs and will introduce novice bakers to essential techniques taught by some of Toronto's best bakers. Hobbyists can take continuing education classes ranging from basics to specialty courses, while grads can learn and work in France.

Le Dolci
This retail bake-shop and cooking studio on Dundas West offers six-week baking bootcamps along with one-off workshops exploring themes like eclairs and profiteroles, souffles and puddings, bread making, cake decorating and more.

Charmaine Sweets
This sweets studio in Leaside opens up its kitchens to teach the basics of baking. The current class schedule includes drop-in classes dedicated to cream puffs and pecan tartlets, as well as hands-on workshops meant to help home cooks master the art of the vanilla creme brûlée.

Cake Opera Co.
Acclaimed cake designer Alexandria Pellegrino hosts a series of master cake classes at her private Parkdale studio. Each class is focused on creating a show-stopping masterpiece and aims to help students develop their own unique style and aesthetic.

Madame Gateaux
This Danforth shop carries everything you'll need for baking up a storm and offers workshops with one and two day sessions. Recent classes have focused on cupcakes, pie making and cookie decorating. Plus you'll find summer camps for kids and seasonal courses focused on holiday baking.

This baking and decorating supply store near Kipling station hosts classes for professionals and hobbyists. Sign up for instruction on eclairs, croissants, macarons, chocolate-making, cake decorating, and more.

Ice a Cake
This baking studio on Sheppard teaches the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating and is suitable for recreational and professional training. Intimate classes are capped at nine students each and delve into decorating techniques over four weeks. Also on offer are one time workshops focused on sugar moulding, figure modelling, tiered cakes and more.

Pitchfork Company
This cooking studio in Little India offers classes and workshops for kids and adults that explore both sweet and savoury subjects. Recent classes have included a tiny bakers class and teen patisserie course, adult workshops centred around baking naan bread, and instruction how to make a traditional pie crust.

Photo of the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts by Taralyn Marshall.

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