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Dessert Classes Los Angeles

Indulge your sweet tooth and master the art of dessert and pastry making with a variety of classes in Los Angeles. From decadent cakes to delicate pastries, learn from expert pastry chefs and gain the skills to create showstopping desserts that will impress both friends and family.

8 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 3 classes live online are available.

The Art of French Pastry

CocuSocial Cooking Classes

Master the art of French pastry and transport yourself to the whimsical patisseries of Paris with this hands-on class at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Learn to create perfect choux dough, pipe, bake, and fill to create exquisite eclairs and cream puffs. Whether you're a cooking enthusiast or a first-timer, this fun and instructive class is designed for everyone.

Saturday, Mar 9th, 5–7pm Pacific Time

French Macarons

CocuSocial Cooking Classes

Indulge in the art of creating delicate and beautiful French desserts as you learn the secrets to making whimsical patisserie favorites at CocuSocial Cooking Classes.

Sunday, Mar 24th, 5–7pm Pacific Time

Decadent Desserts

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom @ 2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Indulge your taste buds with a delectable array of Italian-style chocolate torte, milk chocolate cherry soufflé, banana rum crepes, and traditional tiramisu. Join us at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for an unforgettable dessert experience. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes!

Friday, May 3rd, 6:30–9pm Pacific Time

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Candy Making

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom @ 2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Indulge in the art of confectionery and create mouthwatering treats for your loved ones with Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom. Discover the secrets of cooking sugar and master the craft of candy making, including Mom's Almond Toffee Brittle and Traditional Chocolate Nut Fudge. Unleash your inner sweet tooth and embark on a delightful culinary journey.

Saturday, Feb 24th, 10:30am–1pm Pacific Time

Mystery of The Macaron: Making, Baking and Decorating

Cakery by Syd @ 2254 E Route 66, Glendora, CA

Back by popular demand! You asked for it, you got it! That tricky little cookie that is all of the rave and the perfect in any situation gift, Macaron! Learn to make fabulous macronage, learn the correct way to color, flavor and bake. I will teach you the chemistry behind the cookie and yes I will give you the recipe and we will go over any problems you might be having. I will also show you how to make some yummy fillings. This class is a hands on...

Saturday, Apr 20th, 2–4:30pm Pacific Time

Heavenly Cupcakes

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom @ 2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of baking, frosting, and filling heavenly cupcakes at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom. Discover easy ways to vary flavors and fillings, and receive recipes for popular styles like red velvet, devil's food, coconut cream, and carrot cake cupcakes. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes!

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 3–5:30pm Pacific Time

Pies and Tarts

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom @ 2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the secrets to creating exquisite pies and tarts that will have your taste buds begging for more. Join us at Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom to learn the art of crafting the perfect crust and indulge in delectable creations like Traditional Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust and Chef Eric's Mom's Famous Cherry Pie. Don't miss out on this sweet opportunity!

Saturday, Apr 20th, 3–5:30pm Pacific Time

Shabby Chic Buttercream

Cakery by Syd @ 2254 E Route 66, Glendora, CA

It this class we will be learning all the tricks to create beautiful romantic, girly Shabby Chic Cake.  From ruffles and flowers to romantic coloring.  This class is very popular and a great follow up from Basic Buttercream.  If you want to work on your technique or want to learn how to pipe like a pro.  This class is for you!!!!  Teens are welcome! Please click "here" for the Supply List.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

French Macaron Step-by-Step Class

The Good Food Project @ Virtual Classroom

Master the art of creating beautiful, delicate, and delicious French macarons inspired by your favorite desserts in this virtual hands-on workshop. Learn the secrets to perfecting these exquisite treats and become well-schooled in making them anytime you'd like. Prepare to indulge your taste buds with a different unique macaron flavor in each workshop.

Saturday, Feb 24th, 11am–12:30pm Mountain Time

Cream Puff Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom

Indulge in the art of French pastry-making from the comfort of your own kitchen. Learn the secrets to creating light and airy cream puffs, filled with a luscious vanilla pastry cream and finished with a decadent chocolate ganache. Elevate your baking skills with this virtual workshop.

Saturday, May 11th, 12–1:30pm Eastern Time

Pie 101

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the art of pie-making at Home Cooking New York as you learn to create a Double-Crust Apple Pie with an All-Butter Crust. Unlock the secrets of using different fruits to fill your future pies, allowing you to create culinary delights that embody love and care.

Sunday, Feb 25th, 5–6:30pm Eastern Time

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Pastry Decorating: Cupcake, Cake Pops & Mini Cakes

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Students will use proper ingredients to make delicious flavorful frosting, and get tips and secrets of decorating cake pops, cupcakes, and cakes. Learn how to color the frosting with tubing incorporating edible glitter and other cake decor. Learn the fine details of intricate edible design and the cleanest way to work with cupcakes. You will dazzle your friends and family with beautiful and delicious edible works of art. Please provide an...

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Holiday Dinner a la Chef Eric

Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom @ 2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Come learn how to ‘whip up’ an incredible Holiday Dinner this year. These recipes will make your holiday a special one that you will be talking about for years! Recipes include: Chef Eric’s Famous Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Roast Decadent Gravy / Horseradish Sauce Baby Greens Roasted Beet Salad with Feta and Champagne Vinaigrette Charred Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze and Crispy Prosciutto Super Silky Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes...

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French Baking: Versatile Choux Pastry (Pâte à Choux)

Bijoux Macarons @ 900 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

In this workshop, Chef Vincent teaches the essential techniques for this versatile Choux Pastry dough with endless possibilities. The Fundamentals That You Will Learn: How to make sweet pastry choux How to make crème pâtissière (pastry cream) How to make the best caramel How to make a chocolate glaze How to make a caramel nest Spend an afternoon diving into one of the fundamentals of French pastry, the Choux Pastry (Pâte à Choux). With...

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Cake Decorating Summer Camp (Intermediate/Advanced)

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Creative boys & girls ages 13 and above or adults All supplies provided Bring your notebook and camera Water & snacks onsite We will learn… Armature building Cake sculpting and RCT assembling Fondant covering/details and texture making, airbrushing and color dusting…and much more! Making a 3D sculpted cake for the final project

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Valentine Chocolates

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Impress your Valentine with beautiful chocolates shaped like hearts and flowers, elegant chocolate dipped strawberries, easy and delicious chocolate-coated pretzels, and much more.  Learn to make special treats for all your celebrations throughout the year - holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, christenings, sports awards, graduations, retirement parties, and more.  Students will get hands-on instructions and techniques by making...

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French Pastries

Cook LA Cooking School @ 10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

Bon jour! Become a Pastry Connoisseur in this class by learning one of the best parts of French culture while preparing and eating French patisserie. On the day you will learn how to make French desserts from scratch using fresh ingredients.  This is a hands on class while the Pastry Chef guides you through the recipes and gives you some great tips in making these classic French desserts. After the class you can eat your tasty desserts and...

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Holiday French Baking

Cook LA Cooking School @ 10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

Become a Pastry Connoisseur in this class by learning one of the best parts of French culture while preparing and eating French patisserie from fresh ingredients. Bon jour! Learn how to make French desserts from scratch using fresh ingredients. This is a hands on class while the pastry chef guides you through the recipes and gives you some great tips in making these classic French desserts. After the class you can eat your tasty desserts...

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Family Valentine Crafts

BLVD. Kitchen @ 13535 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

In this fun family workshop, Chef Michal Harris will show you how to create delicious holiday treats for the ones you love. You'll make hand-rolled truffles, heart-shaped gummy candy, and more!  For adults and kids ages 5 and up Note:  Each purchase includes one adult and one child ages 5-12. Closed Toe shoes are required.

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French Macarons - Baking

Cook LA Cooking School @ 10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

This is a class on the famous French macarons with new flavor combinations to enjoy. Fans of previous macarons classes and beginners are welcome. These versatile little sandwich cookies have been famous for years in Paris and are obviously quite popular here too! First, chef instructors will show the secrets behind baking these temperamental sweet cookies. Then, tips on adding new flavors and prepare different types of fillings will be shared so...

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Discover the Best Dessert Classes in Los Angeles

When was the last time you indulged in a satisfying dessert? What if you could make your favorites and enjoy them at home whenever you want? 

People have enjoyed sweets basically forever, although they’ve gotten notably sweeter over the years. Desserts used to be mostly nuts, fruits, grains, and the like versus the sugary creations we think of today. Technically speaking, any sweets eaten after a meal are considered desserts, which leaves much room for interpretation. They can be seasonal, cultural, or simply a way to try new recipes with flavors you enjoy.

The professionals who specialize in dessert making are called pâtissiers or pastry chefs. They go through formal training and often travel all over the world to gain a wide understanding of the often delicate processes for making desserts. Even if you aren’t looking for a new career, dessert making can be a rewarding hobby. There are plenty of places to learn and enthusiasts to connect with along your dessert making journey. 

Why You Should Learn Dessert Making in Los Angeles

Are you looking for a new hobby? Or maybe a way to burn off stress from a busy day in the office? Dessert making could be just what you’re looking for. It’s one of those hobbies that feels good because it’s productive but also enjoyable. If you take in-person or online courses, there’s the potential to connect with a whole new community of fellow dessert connoisseurs. It’s never a bad idea to make a new friend, right? 

Dessert making could also give you a new way to show appreciation to family and friends. After all, baking someone’s favorite sweet treat shows that you care and you listen when they share their thoughts with you. It’s a way to give back to the people you love. 

There are many benefits to dessert making as a hobby, but there could also be the potential to create a “side hustle” if you find you love what you’re learning. Almost 40% of Americans have a side hustle, so you’d be in good company.

If you’re interested in learning about professional training and organizations in the dessert making industry, consider looking into the Pastry & Baking Arts Program at the Institute of Culinary Education, Professional Baking at Los Angeles Mission College, and the Baking Professional Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Some professional organizations that may interest you are the American Society of Baking (which offers learning opportunities of its own) and the Home Baking Association

If you like to give back to the community, you might enjoy volunteering your newly acquired dessert making skills to organizations like For Goodness Cakes. Their flagship location in Los Angeles provides cakes to kids in LA County who otherwise wouldn’t have one. Bake Back America began during the pandemic to serve first responders, essential workers, and those in need with baked goods prepared by volunteers. They’ve delivered baked goods to nursing homes, shelters, fire stations, and more.

In-Person Dessert Classes in Los Angeles

On the West Coast, there are plenty of options for dessert making, especially near Los Angeles. Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom offers Decadent Desserts in their West Los Angeles kitchen. The course includes dessert favorites such as chocolate banana cream tarts, apple pie, and pumpkin pie. A delicious dessert begins with the perfect crust, which Chef Eric will show you how to make during class.

Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom also offers Heavenly Cupcakes. This class is for people who want to learn how to bake, frost, and fill the ideal cupcake. You’ll experiment with flavors like coconut cream cake with Swiss meringue frosting and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Chef Eric will guide you through how to mix flavors and make flavored fillings and frostings. After class, you’ll have bakery-level recipes to experiment with when making your own heavenly cupcakes. 

A little outside the city in Glendora, Cakery by Syd hosts fun cake classes like Love Dad Fondant Tire Cake. During this class, you’ll learn how to make lifelike cakes and properly cover them with fondant. You’ll also work on airbrushing, which allows you to create texture on the smooth fondant. 

If you’re more interested in flowers, you might enjoy Gum Paste Dahlia on Ruched Fondant, also by Cakery by Syd. Working with gum paste, you’ll discover how to craft delicate, edible flower petals and paint them. The chef will also show you how to create a ruching effect in your fondant to add a little elegance to any cake you might want to decorate.

Virtual Dessert Classes 

If you can’t locate an in-person class about what you want to learn, or you’d simply rather be comfortable in your own spaces, there are plenty of virtual classes you can take. When you choose to learn online, there’s likely to be more options, you can attend from anywhere, and you won’t have to worry about being late because of traffic. 

While you may have to provide your own materials and/or equipment, virtual classes make learning accessible to many people who may not otherwise be able to attend. Looking for online dessert classes? Try searching on CourseHorse. There’s a category for cooking, and an option to filter specifically for dessert making classes. 

One fun course to consider is Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle. During class you’ll learn to craft brittle with delicious mix-ins of your choice and dark chocolate truffles. After registering, you’ll receive many primary ingredients in the mail - items like hazelnuts and cocoa powder. Some necessary supplies you’ll need to have on hand are sugar, salt, baking powder, and cookie or baking sheets. 

If you like making your desserts beautiful, you might enjoy Food Craft’s Cookie Decorating course where you’ll learn foundational cookie decorating techniques. Cinnamon sugar palmiers and chocolate glaze are also on the tasty agenda. Before class, you’ll receive your supplies, including round cookies, icing, and other ingredients you’ll need during the workshop. You’ll just need to provide scissors and paper towels. 

Private Group Dessert Classes in Los Angeles

Do you want to schedule a dessert making class as a fun event for your business or organization? Maybe you’re leading a birthday celebration or team-building exercise for your department. CourseHorse has many private group dessert making classes for Los Angeles businesses

During Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle, your group will learn the ins and outs of creating delectable dark chocolate truffles and brittle with everyone’s favorite mix-ins. The class can accommodate up to 250 people, which means there will be goodies for everyone to share and enjoy together. CourseHorse ships most of the main ingredients to each participant, but you’ll need to provide some basic baking ingredients like sugar, salt, and mixing bowls. 

The Virtual Ice Cream Making Workshop could be your organization’s next favorite activity to bond over. The chef will guide the group step-by-step on how to make traditional sweet cream ice cream. You’ll also learn the popular New York Times recipe for ginger ice cream. When you get done with the workshop, you’ll know the basics for making your own ice cream at home. 

Before the course, each participant receives an ice cream making kit shipped directly to their address.. The kit includes ginger syrup, crystallized ginger, cookies, and bags. Up to 100 people can take the class at one time, and the only ingredients participants will need to bring is their own milk or cream, sugar, and ice. 

Booking a group through CourseHorse has many benefits, including being able to customize the workshop (for a $150 fee). There are no booking fees, and you’ll receive confirmation for your group within 24 hours of signing up. 

There is a group minimum of ten people; however, if you don’t have a final headcount for your group, you can still sign up. You’ll select the minimum number of attendees, and you can update the roster when you know how many people will be there for sure. 

CourseHorse recommends using Zoom for the video platform, but it can support others like Microsoft Teams and WebEx as well.

Interested in how private groups work? Have additional questions? Reach out to CourseHorse via the contact form on their website to get answers to your questions or schedule a demo.

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