Online Cooking Class: Master French Baking With a Pastry Chef

Get an insightful lesson on the foundations of French pastry-making from the comfort of your own kitchen with this online cooking class. Chef Mel, a former Parisian bakery owner, will provide you with her tried-and-true expert tips and techniques that make French pastries some of the best in the world. 

You'll learn to create a heavenly fluffy genoise cake layered with perfectly textured mascarpone whipped cream and berries. Learn all about professional piping and cake decorating and you'll finish this class with a truly elegant, picture-perfect cake.


Mascarpone Whipped Cream

With vanilla beans (not extract) and powdered sugar

Fresh Berry Salad

With strawberries, raspberries and blackberries

Soft Fluffy Genoise Cake

With whole eggs, sugar, flour and butter

Every class is fully interactive.
Chef demonstrates each step and assists you as you perform each step.
Ask questions and have the chef check your progress.
  • Recipes Recipes are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • 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 Minimum 6 devices
  • Class Maximum 20 devices
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • LabelsBeginner, French, Baking, Cake Decorating, Cake Baking


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

Guest reviews for Chef Mel

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Bridget B.

14 Jun 2022

We loved our class with Chef Mel! We learned a lot and had so much fun. She made it super easy to create picture perfect desserts. I highly recommend taking her classes!

$ 39 Per device

75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Meet your chef

Chef Mel
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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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