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Virtual Cook Along: Tropical Fruit Dessert Workshop

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ Virtual Classroom

Let's take a trip to paradise in this 2-hour intensively interactive virtual cook along! We’ll celebrate the flavors of the tropics and work with fresh pineapple and passion fruit pulp in order to create approachable yet flavor packed flavors that are within reach. We’ll capture that easy, breezy tropical vacation vibe with each bite from the comfort of your own home. Menu: Passion Fruit Cupcakes with Passion Fruit Curd Filling and Coconut...

Sunday Jul 23rd, 11am–1pm Central Time


French Macaron Step-by-Step Class

The Good Food Project @ Virtual Classroom

Beautiful, delicate, and delicious, french macarons are way beyond ordinary cookies in flavors inspired by our favorite desserts. Whether you've tried to make them before and had some challenges, or never tried to make them but just love to eat them, this is the workshop for you! In this virtual hands-on workshop, you'll make, flavor, pipe, bake, and fill a gorgeous batch of French macarons! We will discuss the ingredients that go into making...

Saturday Jun 17th, 9–10:30am Mountain Time

Chocolate Truffles

Food Craft @ Live Online

No-bake vegetarian chocolate experience Moments are best spent together with delectable sweets from an all-inclusive virtual demo of our chocolate truffle-making class. Create your own 3 varieties of truffles with no baking required and learn chocolate-making techniques the easiest way! Your Menu: Honey Figs Truffle Oreo Coconut Truffle Cinnamon Coconut Truffle What You'll Learn: Three Truffle Recipes Chocolate Making Techniques What's...

Friday Jun 23rd, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

Summer Pie Workshop

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom

Knowing how to make a pie is a cornerstone skill. We think it is something everyone should know how to make because it is the truest culinary example of love. You don't make a pie for someone you don't care for deeply.  A pie takes time. It is a meditation on butter, flour, fruit, sugar, and temperature (the cold needed for a good crust, the hot needed for a flaky result). We'll show you everything you need to know to make a successful pie,...

Sunday Jul 16th, 1–2:30pm Eastern Time

Cookie Decorating

Food Craft @ Live Online

Freshly baked & customizable cookies to fit your occasion A shared virtual experience curated for any age, this cookie decorating class is your go-to event for any season to learn decorating techniques and have fun! Have it any theme you want, we'll have it arranged for you, just the way you like it!​ Theme January - Lunar New Year February - Valentine's Day March - St. Patrick April - Easter​ *We do not offer Gluten-Free and Vegan...

Tuesday Jun 27th, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

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Blind Tasting Bubbles, Botrytis & Fortified Wines

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Master Sommelier David Glancy helps students tackle the most challenging flights of sparkling wines, fortified wines and non-fortified dessert wines. Learn to identify the similarities and differences in each wine and discuss the major regions and styles globally. Decipher what differences are derived from grape variety, terroir, vineyard practices, winemaking or aging. This workshop is part of the Advanced Blind Tasting program. Requirements...

Monday Jun 12th, 10am–12:30pm Pacific Time

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Virtual Apple Pie & Apple Martini

Eve Bergazyn @ Live Online

In the 2-hour class, we’ll demystify the classic American dessert: apple pie. We’ll make and roll our all-butter pâte brisée for our double crust pie stuffed with your favorite apple variety. We’ll also make a caramel sauce for drizzling, and an apple martini to sip while you wait for your pie to finish baking after class. What we’ll cover: Making pie dough Rolling crust Lining and shaping double crust pies (the instructor will demo...

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Virtual Doughnut Making

Eve Bergazyn

If you’ve ever eaten a fresh, hot donut, you know that they are one of the most delicious pastries around. In this hands-on class, we’ll make yeast-raised and sour cream-cake donuts. Follow along with the chef from mixing the dough to cutting and frying your donuts. We’ll also glaze and sugar-coat them, literally, to enjoy at the end of the class. Materials Needed to Participate Fully: Ingredients: 1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar 2 cups...

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Virtual Croissant Making

Eve Bergazyn

We're going to make the iconic pastry - the croissant. Our chef will guide you through the entire process from folding in the butter to rolling and "turning" the dough, to shaping. This class happens in two sessions over two days. Please see the calendar below for schedule details. Total in class instruction is 3.5 hours. [First Session] We'll start by making the dough While the dough is resting, we'll make almond croissant filling and strawberry...

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Tofu Desserts

Teaching Table @ Virtual Classroom

In Tofu Desserts, make 2 drool worthy plant-based desserts with tofu. Tofu is a miracle ingredient in vegan and dairy free desserts serving to thicken and emulsify without dominating the flavor. You’ll make beautiful and light Passion Fruit Tarts. You’ll also literally whip up decadent Chocolate Mousse out of just 4 ingredients. You won’t even know the tofu is there. Learn how to thicken fillings, use your food processor, and make a pressed...

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No Bake Summer Desserts

Teaching Table @ Virtual Classroom

Make 3 delicious refreshing desserts in 90 minutes. Each recipe has just a few simple steps and doesn’t require turning on the oven. You’ll use chocolate two ways, learn how to make ganache, whip pudding without dairy and layer a cake you don’t have to bake.  The secret — soaking it with fresh peach juice and bourbon (alcohol optional). Menu will include: Whipped Peanut Butter Parfaits Dairy Free Chocolate Frozen Pudding Pops ...

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Virtual Chocolate Desserts

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ Virtual Classroom

Virtual Chocolate Desserts: Choose Your Level of Instruction Join us for a virtual cooking class as you either cook along with our Chopping Block Chef in real time, or watch as a demonstration as our chef teaches you how to make irresistible chocolate desserts via Zoom. Menu: Chocolate-Toffee Cookies Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream Skills covered in class: Selecting chocolate Melting chocolate Determining cookie doneness Using cornstarch...

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No Bake Desserts: Online Cook Along

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 00000

These delicious desserts will cool you down without heating up your kitchen. You will make a black forest cheesecake and a lemon-blueberry icebox cake. Both recipes can be prepared in advance to enjoy later or serve the next day.  You will need a handheld or tabletop mixer, a 9-inch pie plate, and an 8 x 8-inch pan. You will also need to purchase ingredients to make desserts and complete some easy, pre-class prep. A full ingredient list, pre-class...

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Virtual Fall Desserts: Choose Your Level of Instruction

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ Virtual Classroom

Join us for a virtual cooking class as you either cook along with our Chopping Block Chef in real time, or watch as a demonstration as our chef teaches you how to make fall treats from scratch via Zoom. Menu: Maple Pot de Crème with Whipped Cream and Candied Pecans Apple Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar Skills covered in class: Making and baking custards Tempering Whipping cream Making candied nuts Preparing batter Frying Our virtual...

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Tried and True Tiramisu

Teaching Table @ Virtual Classroom

Tiramisu once intimidated even this experienced baker. Until I tried it and realized it’s not that hard to do. Using a few quality ingredients, you can confidently produce this Italian restaurant quality Tiramisu for a “pick me up” or romantic shared dessert. Learn how to choose proper ingredients, separate eggs, whip cream, make safe-to-eat zabaglione, and assemble tiramisu with a delicate melt-in-your-mouth texture and perfect balance of...

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Best Dessert Classes Online 

Most people enjoy a good dessert, whether a piece of cake, slice of pie, or a warm cookie.

The art of dessert making dates back to ancient times, although the sweets have gotten notably sweeter in modern times. 

The professionals who make desserts are called pastry chefs or pâtissiers. They complete formal training and spend a great deal of time perfecting their craft. There are also hobbyists and enthusiasts who don’t make desserts for a living but simply enjoy the process, and of course the treats that come from it. 

Desserts are classified as sweets eaten at the end of meals, with variations in each area of the world. Common desserts in the United States include ice cream, pie, cake, cookies, pastries, and pudding, although those are far from the only possibilities. For instance, residents in Latin American countries often enjoy flan.

Why You Should Learn Dessert Making Online

Dessert making is a great way to use your hands and creativity in a way that feels (and tastes) good. It can relieve the stress of a busy day and make you feel accomplished at something you enjoy doing. 

If you like serving others, dessert making is a helpful skill to learn. You could make your friends and family their favorite treats as a way to show them you’re thinking about them. It’s a thoughtful way to acknowledge how much they mean to you. 

Learning how to make desserts could be a great way to connect to a new community of like-minded people or even entrepreneurs. Because dessert making is such a big and broad industry, it’s a skill you could potentially turn into a small business or “side hustle” to bring in a little extra cash doing something you love that makes people happy. 

Virtual Dessert Classes 

Learning to make desserts virtually is completely doable. There are many ways to learn and a wide variety of online courses to choose from. This is a nice option that makes learning possible for more people, although you may have to provide your own ingredients and materials. 

If you’re curious about what online dessert classes are available, try looking on CourseHorse. There’s a whole category of cooking, and you can narrow your search down to desserts, or baking if that piques your interest.

Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle is a fun course where you’ll learn how to craft dark chocolate truffles and brittle with your favorite mix-ins. When you register for the class, you’ll receive many of the ingredients in the mail including Peanuts, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and a gift card top purchase heavy cream for the truffle-making and/or mix-ins for your brittle. You will need to provide some items you probably already have in your kitchen like sugar, bowls, and a spatula. 

Food Craft offers a Cookie Decorating course where you can learn decorating techniques to make your cookies the prettiest around. You’ll also make cinnamon sugar palmiers and chocolate glaze during class. Yum. You’ll receive a supply kit with the cookies, icing, and other items you’ll need during class. All you have to supply are scissors and paper towels.

Private Online Group Dessert Classes

Dessert making classes can be a great way to bond over something lighthearted. Do you want to schedule a dessert making class as a fun team-building event for your business or organization? Maybe you’re in charge of a larger than usual team or you have new team members. There are many private group dessert classes to choose from on CourseHorse.

Satisfy the craving for anyone’s sweet tooth with Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle. During your private session, you’ll make brittle with your favorite mix-ins and dark chocolate truffles. Up to 250 people can join, so there’s plenty of room for everyone in your group. At the end, you’ll be able to share your treats and admire everyone’s hard work. 

CourseHorse provides some of the main ingredients for the class, shipping directly to each participant’s address. You’ll still need to provide some basic ingredients like sugar and mixing equipment, though. 

If your event is in the summer, the Virtual Ice Cream Making Workshop might be an ideal way to spend time as a group. You’ll learn step by step how to make traditional sweet cream ice cream. The chef will also show you how to make ginger ice cream featured in the New York Times. After class, you’ll understand basic techniques so you can make your own ice cream at home.

The ice cream workshop can accommodate up to 100 people, and each participant receives their own ice cream making kit including the ginger flavoring, bags, and cookies. You’ll just need to have your own milk or cream, sugar, and ice on hand before class starts. 

CourseHorse is a nice company to work with when providing events for your team. For private events, you can customize your class with themes, games, or additional support for a $150 fee. You can also book without knowing the final headcount. There’s a minimum of ten participants required, but you can update the list after you schedule your event. 

You’ll receive a confirmation within 24 hours of booking, and there aren’t any booking fees. CourseHorse does recommend the Zoom video platform, but they are able to support Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx as well. 

Have questions or want to schedule a demo to see how the events work? Visit the CourseHorse site and reach out via their contact form. 

Online vs. In-Person Dessert Classes

As with most topics, there are advantages and disadvantages to learning online. Though in-person classes offer a sense of community within your actual community, dessert making classes aren’t offered in a lot of places. Live online classes can still give you a sense of community, and you can connect with a diverse group of people from many places. 

As you’re looking for classes to take, consider how you learn best. You might be able to relax and have more fun in your home or another familiar space than you would in a group somewhere less familiar. You’ll also want to consider any distractions you might face and how you’ll manage those, for instance noisy neighbors or pets. 

You should also think about how experienced you would like your instructor to be. When you’re taking classes in-person or online, there should be a brief description of their experience and why they’re leading the class. Do they have a specific level of formal education you expect? Have they traveled and honed their skills for a certain amount of time? Choose the instructor you feel comfortable learning from. 

Can I Learn Dessert Making for Free Online?

With the growth of the internet, you can learn almost anything for free. Whether or not that’s the best option is the question. There are plenty of YouTube videos and free tutorials online you could start with to make sure you enjoy dessert making before you commit to a paid class. Ultimately, you’ll gain a better and quicker understanding when you take a course with a skilled expert.