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Our 6-week baking bootcamp returns on January 15!

Greeting sweet friends,

Our wildly successful 6-week baking bootcamp is back starting Wednesday, January 15. Take our course and you’ll be in the best baking shape of your life! Our expert Chef Stephanie will teach you everything you need to know to wow your loved ones and make your next party a sweet success.

You’ve been tracking the progress of our October bootcampers on Facebook – now it’s time for you to be a part of the fun!

Our 6-week baking bootcamp will teach you the following:

  • Week one: Traditional American sugar cookies
  • Week two: Classic French tarts and galettes
  • Week three: The perfect chocolate soufflé
  • Week four: Melt-in-your-mouth eclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs
  • Week five: Crème caramel and marshmallows
  • Week six: Bread rolls and braids

Cost: $450 includes six two-hour lessons, all food costs and delicious results to take home!

Grab your spot now!

 

Week 1: Introduction & Traditional American Sugar Cookies and Decorations

January 15,  7-9 pm

During the first week of bootcamp students get to know Chef Stephanie, learn their way around our kitchen and meet fellow baking bootcampers. She shows students how to make traditional American Sugar Cookies.

  • Find out the secrets to dough and learn how to bake, make icing for and decorate perfect sugar cookies
  • Learn different ideas for flooding and unique decorating ideas

Week 2: Mastering French Tarts and Pies

January 22, 7-9 pm

Week two of baking bootcamp begins! Our students will be hard at work learning the tricks of the trade to making classic French tarts and pies.

  • Lessons in dough-making and creating a mouth-puckering lemon curd & other delicious pastry creams
  • Stephanie guides students through filling the pie shells and finally baking their tarts

Students will not likely require instruction on how to enjoy these perfect little tarts! Let’s see who makes it out of the studio without sampling their creations.

Week 3: Making and plating the perfect Chocolate Soufflé

January 29, 7-9 pm

Baking bootcamp has students whipping up the perfect chocolate soufflé during week three. Chef Stephanie teaches students how to make this impressive dessert from start to finish.

  • Learn how to make the batter and how to bake a perfect soufflé
  • Create a delicious vanilla crème anglais to top your fluffy dessert

The only thing left to do at the end of class is enjoy!

Week 4: Mastering French Eclairs, Profiteroles & Cream puffs

February 5, 7-9 pm

This must be the only bootcamp where eating eclairs is encouraged! Week four is all about choux. Choux pastry, also known as pâte à choux, is an airy pastry used for making eclairs, cream puffs, profiteroles and more.

  • Learn the secrets of preparing the smooth batter required for this delicate dough
  • Become a master in piping the hollow puffs with homemade pastry cream

Week 5: Mastering Crème Caramel and Marshmallows – Working with sugar

February 12, 7-9 pm

Bootcampers will be walking on clouds during week five – fluffy marshmallow clouds that is.

  • Learn how to use different flavors and colours to make perfect fluffy marshmallows
  • Work with gelatin and learn how to cut, coat and present your creations

Stephanie will also share the secrets to making baked custard. Students prep and bake a deliciously creamy crème caramel!

Week 6: The secret to braiding and making perfect bread rolls and loaves

February 19, 7-9 pm

Last week of Baking Bootcamp! Before they go, students have one last class during which Chef Stephanie teaches students how to make the perfect bread rolls and loaves.

  • Learn proper kneading, rolling and snipping skills
  • Get experience making focaccia, bread rolls and scissor loaves
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Things We Love: Canada Day at Le Dolci

Oh Canada! This Canada Day, show your love for our country by making Canadian-themed cupcakes. Guests will use fondant to make Canadian-themed shapes including the maple leaf, Tim Horton’s cup, hockey sticks, some beavers and of course the Canadian flag! Make sure to wear red and white to this class!

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 10am – 12pm
Price: $80 pp

Book now!

You can also show your Canadian pride by ordering Canadian-themed custom cookies, cupcakes and cakes.

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Baking the Perfect Cake

This is the baking 101 course from Le Dolci. We will discuss the basic types of cakes and the science behind baking the perfect cake. We will also cover the differences between sponge cake, genoise and butter cake. There will be a demonstration on the sponge cake and genoise cake, and students will gain experience in baking their own creation!

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NEW CLASSES AT LE DOLCI

Read about some of the NEW classes we’ve added to the schedule:

Find a date that suits your needs and bring your best friend or partner to a class! Check out our class schedule here.

Knife Skills

Screen shot 2013-04-11 at 10.55.22 PMHave you ever wondered how to slice, dice, julienne or chiffonade your vegetables like a pro? In this hands-on class you will learn the fundamental knife skills, how to chose a knife, safe handling and how to cut up all the vegetables required to make a delicious French Quiche.

Make your Asian cooking really shine in this class specializing in comparing the classical European cuts to the traditional Asian cuts such as rolling wedges, rectangular cuts, bias strips and using vegetable cutters, with enough hands on vegetable cutting that you can make your on noodle dish the next night.  We will then do a wok cooking demonstration, showing how correct cuts and wok order can make your stir fries taste like  restaurant quality dishes

Learn to cut up fruit and make simple yet beautiful fruit platter in this class using all of our fabulous seasonal fruit. Learn how to segment, core, dice, wedge and mince as well as how to make simple fruit platters. Discover fabulous fruit combinations that really pop and make a professional fruit topping for a pre-made custard tart.

Cupcake Bouquet

IMG_8729In this class learn to make colorful and edible centerpieces with cupcakes. You will learn piping techniques to create floral patterns with butterceam icing and to how to build a cupcake bouquet. Each guest will take home a cupcake bouquet they have decorated and assembled.

 

 

How to Bake the Perfect Cake

IMG_0189This is the baking 101 course from Le Dolci. This class will discuss the very basic types of cakes and the science behind baking the perfect cake. We will cover the differences between sponge cake, genoise and butter cake. There will be demonstration on sponge cake and genoise cake, and students will gain experience in baking their own cake.

 

 

 

Advanced Piping Techniques

piping techniquesNot sure how to use a piping bag? We are here to rescue. In this class you will learn how to master piping techniques using different piping tips. The class will not only cover the basic stars, shell borders, ropes and rosettes, but you will also learn how to pipe different types of flowers like roses, pansies, daffodils and apple blossoms. Each student will bring home a small cake decorated as a basket with beautiful piped flowers they make on their own.

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NEW CLASS: Baking the Perfect Cake

This is the baking 101 Cake Class at Le Dolci. This class will discuss the basic types of cakes and the science behind baking the perfect cake. We will cover the differences between sponge cake, genoise and butter cake. There will be a demonstration on sponge cake and genoise cake, and students will gain experience in baking their own cake in two teams. Each student will leave with a perfect cake that they’ve baked!

Next class is: Saturday 27th April

Book early!