Online Cooking Class - Basic Techniques of French Baking

Prepare elements of a classic multi-tiered European cake and assemble it layer by gorgeous layer.

This online baking class in authentic French pastry techniques from Chef Mel introduces you to the basics of preparing elegant desserts. With her guidance, you'll create luscious mascarpone whipped cream and bake a moist genoise cake with buttery goodness baked in. Then, assemble and decorate your cake with a blend of fresh strawberries, blackberries and raspberries and learn professional piping methods to add tasteful and delicious decoration.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size
    Public class sizes are between 6 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Prep Time 2 minutes
  • Labels Baking, Beginner, Cake Baking, Cake Decorating, French


Vanilla beans (not extract)
Powdered sugar
Whole eggs

Kitchen Equipment

Hand mixer or KitchenAid mixer
Piping bag (21 inches is a good size)
St. Honore piping tip
Cake board or cake stand
8 inch or 9 inch cake mold
Parchment paper
Pastry brush

Prep Work Details

Please have your eggs and butter at room temperature for this class. It is important to get the best possible results.

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Mel

Mary Battaglia

Mary Battaglia

08 Dec 2023

Wish I could have had the measurements of the ingredients in each bag.



07 Dec 2023

Cookies taste great! Made them with my seven year old. Thanks!

Alysia Pander-Froce

Alysia Pander-Froce

07 Dec 2023

I enjoyed the class.

Meet your chef

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Chef Mel has always had a passion for desserts. Splitting her time between Paris, Miami and New York as a child, she went on to attend culinary school in NYC and work for renowned bakeries in Paris. She owned and operated her own bakery in Paris for five years before moving back to NYC, where she started her own baking kit company. Helping everyone become a better baker is Chef Mel’s mission in life.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.
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