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Discover a world of sweet creations with dessert and pastry classes in NYC. From mastering the art of macarons to creating decadent chocolate desserts, become a skilled pastry chef and impress your friends and family with delicious treats.

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Bake Your Own French Croissant Deal

Bake Your Own French Croissant

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating the perfect French croissant at Atelier Sucré. Indulge in the flakiness and buttery goodness as you learn to make traditional croissants, pains au chocolat, and savory ham & cheese croissants. Take home your creations along with detailed recipes to impress your next brunch guests.

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Cake Decorating 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Master the art of cake decorating and elevate your skills to create stunning, textured buttercream cakes. Learn a range of piping techniques, from shells to rosettes, and discover how to apply them to your creations. Unleash your creativity and impress with beautiful designs at NY Cake Academy's Cake Decorating course.

(465) All levels 12 and older
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French Macarons (Gluten Free Recipe)

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets to creating perfect French macarons at Atelier Sucré. Join our hands-on class and learn the specific techniques needed to master this delicate pastry. Impress your friends and family with this sophisticated dessert that is also gluten-free!

(406) Beginner 14 and older
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"Great British Bake Off" Classics

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Join us for a delightful baking experience inspired by the beloved Great British Bake Off. Enjoy tea as you master the techniques behind classic bakes such as Victoria Sandwich Cake, Swiss Roll, and savory scones. Plus, take home a special recipe for Jane's winning Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake. Ring the outside buzzer upon arrival to start your baking adventure!

(2052) All levels 16 and older
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Eclair & Cream Puff

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets of the traditional French art of creating light and flavorful eclairs and cream puffs in this class. With guidance from the chef, you'll learn the step-by-step process and take home your hand-made treats, along with recipes and instructions to recreate them at home. Don't miss this opportunity to make the perfect dessert!

(406) Beginner 14 and older
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French Tarts & Madeleines

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the art of elegant French pastries at Atelier Sucré and elevate your afternoon "snack" with the traditional Gouter experience. Master the art of creating tarts filled with light custard cream and indulge in the delicate taste of lemon and chocolate or fresh fruit. Accompany your creations with the perfect Madeleines, and impress your loved ones with your newfound skills.

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Intro to Macarons

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets to creating delectable and flawless Italian macarons in this introductory course at NY Cake Academy. Uncover the art of troubleshooting common baking challenges while working in small groups, and enjoy the ease and excitement of making these delicate treats. All supplies and materials are provided for a seamless learning experience.

(465) Beginner 6 and older
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The Art of French Pastry

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 W 24th St, New York, NY

Indulge in an evening of mastering the delicate art of French choux pastry at a Paris-inspired cooking class. Learn to create the perfect éclairs and cream puffs under the expert guidance of a pastry chef instructor. Unleash your inner baker and conquer these classic French desserts with ease!

(1783) All levels 21 and older
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French Macaron

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 W 24th St, New York, NY

Learn the secrets of creating exquisite French macarons in this hands-on class. Discover the art of meringue mixing, piping, baking, and assembling these delicate treats. Explore a variety of decadent flavors and fillings, perfect for gluten-free enthusiasts.

(1783) All levels 21 and older
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Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse & Madeleines

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the art of crafting delectable French desserts with expert guidance from a renowned Chef. Uncover the secrets behind creating unforgettable treats that you can savor in class and recreate in your home kitchen. Indulge in the sweetest experience at Atelier Sucré.

(406) All levels 14 and older
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Cake Decorating 101 for Two

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Learn to master cake decorating with textured buttercream cakes at NY Cake Academy. Explore various piping techniques like shells and rosettes to elevate your creations. Unleash your creativity and impress with stunning designs. Join our Cake Decorating course today!

(465) Beginner 16 and older
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Chocolate Fondant (Lava Cake), Ice Cream & Madeleines Deal

Chocolate Fondant (Lava Cake), Ice Cream & Madeleines

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Indulge in the art of crafting luxurious desserts alongside a knowledgeable chef. Unleash your inner pastry chef and create decadent treats in a hands-on experience like no other. Join us for a sweet journey of culinary creativity and delight in your delectable creations.

(406) All levels 14 and older
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Kuanafe Cheesecake

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Embark on a delightful culinary adventure as you master the art of baking and styling your very own Kunafa. Learn to work with Kataifi, a unique shredded phyllo dough, and create a delectable dessert filled with gooey cheese or luscious ashta. Finish your masterpiece with fragrant syrup and vibrant pistachios, enjoying a perfect blend of crunch, sweetness, and creamy textures in every bite.

(465) All levels 12 and older
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Cinnabon Making Class

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Embark on a delectable journey of cinnamon bliss with our Cinnabon Making Class! Master the art of crafting these iconic treats, from perfecting the dough to creating the signature cinnamon swirl. Guided by expert instructors, ensure your Cinnabons turn out fluffy, aromatic, and utterly delicious. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned baker, gain the skills and confidence to recreate that unmistakable Cinnabon aroma and taste at home.

(465) All levels 12 and older
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Elevated Macarons

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Embark on an exquisite journey into Italian Macarons with our Elevated Macarons class! Designed for beginners, discover refined techniques and seasonal flavors using the finest ingredients. Master the delicate art of macaron-making with precision, troubleshoot baking challenges, and elevate your skills in a collaborative, personalized setting. Join us and elevate your culinary repertoire with these sophisticated and delicious treats!

(465) All levels 12 and older
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Classic French Macarons

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Discover the art of French Macarons in a hands-on workshop perfect for beginners. Guided by our expert Pastry Chef, you'll master techniques from macaronage to piping, creating exquisite flavors like almond, vanilla, and matcha. Join us for a fun, instructive experience, transforming simple ingredients into these elegant, iconic treats.

(1783) All levels 21 and older
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Bake Like a Pro: Macaron Making for Beginners

BiteUnite for NYC @ 247 W 30th St, New York, NY

Uncover the secrets of French macaron making in our immersive NYC baking class. Ideal for beginners, this hands-on experience with chef Mo will teach you everything from mastering delicate techniques to perfecting presentation. Impress your friends and family with your delicious and beautifully decorated macarons, created entirely from scratch.

(1) Beginner 18 and older
$118.67
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Homemade Beignets (French Donuts)

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Indulge your sweet tooth and master the art of making authentic French Beignets. In this hands-on class, you'll learn to prepare delicious fried puff pastries from scratch, exploring yeast dough techniques, baking, and frying. Customize your creations with homemade chocolate and fruit fillings, and enjoy tasting and taking home your own delectable beignets.

(406) All levels 14 and older
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Churros

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Indulge in the art of baking with a hands-on churros making class. Learn to create perfect churros from scratch, mastering the technique of piping dough into hot oil for a crispy exterior and soft interior. Guided by an experienced chef, you'll mix, fry, and coat churros in cinnamon sugar, and make a decadent chocolate dipping sauce. Ideal for both beginners and seasoned bakers, join us for a fun and delicious experience!

(465) All levels 12 and older
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Bûche de Noel with Nick Malgieri

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets of crafting the perfect Bûche de Noel with renowned pastry chef Nick Malgieri. Learn to create this classic holiday dessert from a flourless chocolate cake layer and light chocolate or praline buttercream. Enhance your bûche with hand-molded marzipan or fondant holly leaves, berries, mushrooms, and pinecones, making it as beautiful as it is delicious.

(465) All levels 16 and older
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Reviews for Dessert Classes in NYC

Dessert Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 4,707 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Ricky H. on 7/16/2024
    Chef Elle was a good instructor. I’ve struggled with a couple of aspects of frosting cakes and she had the keys to unlock the skill I need. The place is lovely. The instructor was stellar. It was clean and organized well.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Ellen R. on 6/21/2024
    Soooo fun!
  • Chocolate Fondant (Lava Cake), Ice Cream & Madeleines

    Anonymous review on 6/16/2024
    On behalf of my wife and my grandson and myself, we had such a good time working together. It was great to see Cooper so attentively following the directions, and getting a satisfying result.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Stacey G. on 6/2/2024
    This was a really fun class with a supportive instructor. The skills you learn in this short class will make you feel like a baker for sure and have you wanting to make a fancy cake for your kids next birthday…really anyone’s birthday if they asked.
  • French Macaron

    Reviewed by Penny S. on 5/27/2024
    I did not know how to make macarons before and now I do! He made it so much more accessible than the baking shows made it seem. It was a beautiful setting, in a lovely part of Manhatten. The chef was very knowledgeable and approachable. His team was attentive and helpful. I would highly recommend this for anyone, especially someone starting out baking sweets.
  • French Tarts & Madeleines

    Anonymous review on 5/25/2024
    Class was very fun. Instructors were very knowledgeable and great to work with. Yummy results!
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Reviewed by Taylor R. on 5/23/2024
    It was great! Definitely have snack or lunch before. I left with strong appreciation for my bakers. The space is small so not very accessible. The instructors were great and the croissant turn out perfect!
  • Intro to Macarons

    Reviewed by Emily S. on 5/23/2024
    I had the best time at this class! I learned so much about the art and science behind my favorite cookie. I truly feel like I have the confidence to make these on my own in the future. What more could you want out of a baking class? It was so well run. The instructor was knowledgable and so helpful at every step of the process. If you've never made macarons before (or you have tried and failed, like me!), this class will be perfect.
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Jackie W. on 5/23/2024
    We had a great time, our instructor was knowledgeable and patient with the beginners. I learned several techniques I didn’t know before, and at the end, we had cake to eat! It was a nice Mother’s Day outing for me with my adult kids. ?
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Reviewed by Carol G. on 5/23/2024
    The class was spectacular! The instructor, Chef Eric was superb! An amazing teacher. The space was great! And of course the results were delicious. I will definitely return to to take other classes.

Discover the Best Dessert Classes in NYC

Think about the last time you enjoyed a dessert. You enjoyed it, right? What if you could make it at home? 

Dessert making has been around since ancient times. Even the Romans were enjoying ice cream. Cultures around the world have their own dessert traditions, and not all of them are as sweet as the modern day. Many recipes from the past include fruits, nuts, and grains.

Technically speaking, desserts are classified as sweets eaten after a meal. In the U.S., desserts tend to vary by season, for instance pumpkin pie is often served in the fall and pistachio cake is served in the spring around the Easter holiday.

Pâtissiers or pastry chefs are those professionals who have dedicated their time to training and mastering the art and science of dessert making. You don’t have to be a professional to learn how to make good desserts, though. There are plenty of hobbyists and enthusiasts who enjoy the process and eating the fruits of their labor.

Why You Should Learn Dessert Making in NYC

Everyone should have a hobby they enjoy. Dessert making is so sweet you just might find you like it. Not only can it relieve stress and feel productive, it can also bring you into a community of people who like dessert making as much as you do. Attending in-person or online classes to learn offers the opportunity to meet many people you may not have otherwise met. 

For those who love taking care of their family and friends, dessert making is almost sure to win you an MVP status among your inner circle. When you take the time to hand make something for a person you care about, it shows you think of them and listen when they’re talking to you. 

Aside from being a delicious hobby, dessert making could also be a healthy “side hustle,” new career, or even a full time business venture. There are 34,000 dessert-based businesses in the U.S., and the industry is worth approximately $17 billion. That means there’s plenty of room for another passionate individual (you) to add a creative new business. 

If you’re interested in professional training and organizations in the dessert making industry, consider looking into the Institute of Culinary Education, Culinary Institute of America, and American Bakers Association (located in Washington D.C. with virtual events). 

If you like to give back to the community, you might enjoy volunteering your newly acquired dessert making skills to organizations like Icing Smiles which makes cakes and other desserts for families with children who have a critical illness. Bake Back America began during the pandemic to serve first responders, essential workers, and those in need with baked goods prepared by volunteers. For Goodness Cakes bakes delicious birthday cakes for youth in underserved areas.

In-Person Dessert Classes & Schools in NYC

New York City is a wonderful place to learn dessert making. With so many in-person classes to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, get hands on, and bond with others who enjoy dessert making, too. Not to mention you’ll have fun blowing off steam and eating your own creations as you learn.

The Brooklyn Kitchen in Sunset Park has roomy studios where they teach dessert making classes like Pie. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to choose the ideal ingredients, prepare and perform pie-making, the technique for creating a perfect pie crust, and even how to present your dessert when it’s done. You’ll get to enjoy your pie crust at the end of class, and take home dough to practice at home. 

For those interested in more specific desserts, Atelier Sucré’s Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse & Madeleines class in East Harlem might be a great option. The chef will guide you step-by-step through these classic French desserts. Having traveled all over the world perfecting their dessert-making skills, you’re sure to have a world-class experience. You’ll even get to take home recipes and instructions for how to make these desserts at home - and your own delicious creations, of course. 

Atelier Sucré also offers Eclair & Cream Puff, where you’ll discover how these traditional French desserts are made. These light, tasty treats are sophisticated, but the chef will lead you through the dessert making process so you come out with eclairs and cream puffs to be proud of. You’ll also receive instructions and recipes to make at home. 

If you love a good donut, Homemade Beignets (French Donuts) by Atelier Sucré might be a great way to spend a couple of hours. You’ll learn the art of baking, frying, and using yeast dough. Plus, you can add homemade fillings (like chocolate) to your beignets for an extra sweet finished dessert.

Make and Take Truffle class by Roni-Sue’s is a must take if you love chocolate. Roni-Sue’s is in Lower East Manhattan, creating delightful organic chocolates and truffles, among other sweet snacks. During the class, you’ll learn about ganache, which is a multi-faceted part of desserts used for anything from cake to chocolate covered strawberries to truffles. Ronni-Sue will show you how to “up your sweets game” as you’re creating your truffle. Plus you get to take home ganache for practicing at home. 

NY Cake Academy in the Chelsea area of Manhattan can take a number of cake decorating classes from an award-winning cake decorator. When you take Fondant 101, you’ll learn cake decorating techniques like crumb coating, covering a cake with fondant so it has a smooth professional finish, and how to design a bow and ribbon from fondant. At the end of class, you’ll have a five inch “bow cake” to take home. 

Virtual Dessert Classes & Schools

If you prefer to learn from the comfort of your own spaces, there are many virtual dessert making courses you can take that offer a similar live feeling as in-person instruction. You may have to supply your own ingredients and materials, but the wider variety of courses may make up for that. CourseHorse is a great place to begin your search for online dessert classes

If you love cookies, this Cookie Decorating class by Food Craft may pique your interest. You’ll learn techniques to make cute cookies for all seasons and events. During class, you’ll also learn how to make chocolate glaze for your cookies and cinnamon sugar palmiers. The only thing you’ll need to supply are scissors and paper towels, the rest of the ingredients for class are shipped right to your door after you register for class. 

Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle will teach you how to craft dark chocolate truffles and brittle with the mix-ins of your choice. When you sign up for class, you’ll receive many of the ingredients in the mail including peanuts, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and a gift card to purchase heavy cream for the truffle-making and/or brittle mix-ins. You’ll need to provide some items you probably already have in your kitchen like sugar, baking soda, and a cookie or baking sheet. 

Private Group Dessert Classes in NYC

Do you want to schedule a dessert making class as a fun team-building event for your business or organization? Maybe you’re leading a holiday get together or birthday celebration. CourseHorse has many dessert making classes for private groups in NYC

Even those with a sweet tooth will be pleased with Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle. Your group will learn to make dark chocolate truffles and brittle with peanuts or other mix-ins. Because the class can accommodate up to 250 people, you’ll have plenty of hand crafted treats to eat and enjoy together. 

You’ll need to provide some basic baking ingredients such as sugar, salt, and a baking sheet for the course; however, CourseHorse ships most of the primary ingredients like cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and hazelnuts to each participant, so preparation is simple. 

The Virtual Ice Cream Making Workshop might be a great way to spend an hour together and enjoy a crowd favorite dessert. During class, the chef will show you how to make sweet cream ice cream, as well as the ginger ice cream featured in the New York Times. You’ll leave class with basic ice cream making techniques for making your own ice cream at home.

Before the course, each participant receives an ice cream making kit shipped to their door. The kit includes ginger syrup, crystallized ginger, cookies, and bags. Individuals participating in class will need to supply their own milk or cream, sugar, and ice. Up to 100 people can join the Virtual Ice Cream Making Workshop during one class. 

CourseHorse private groups offer several helpful benefits, including the ability to customize your experience. There’s a $150 fee, but you can add themes, games, or even additional expert support to make the experience memorable

Private group classes require a minimum of ten people. If you don’t have a final headcount for your group, you can still book with the minimum and update your group information when you know for sure how many people will attend. 

There aren’t any booking fees, and within 24 hours, you’ll receive a confirmation of your group. CourseHorse recommends Zoom for the platform, but they can support others, too, if your company has a preferred platform.

Curious to see how classes work? Have additional questions? Reach out to CourseHorse on their website via the contact form to schedule a demo or get answers to your questions.

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