Is this course a good fit for me?
I typically bake simple homemade pastries, but I aspire to make more professional pastries. Will this course suit me?
Our students are mostly non-professional pastry chefs. We do not advertise our course, “Little Pastry Shop”, as a course for professional baking chefs, however, we do not over simplify the level. This course isn’t meant to teach you how to make homemade cookies, instead you will learn how to make complex, professional and beautiful desserts.
This course begins with some basic pastry making knowledge and techniques. The skills you learn will surprise your friends and family, and from this you could possibly start taking individual orders or maybe open your own pastry shop.
From this course your skills will be closer to those of professional pastry chefs. You will better understand dessert-making processes in a professional baking environment. We will replace industrial equipment with homebased equipment, such as regular ovens and freezers, but you will have an understanding of the role professional equipment has in the pastry making process.
I’m a self-learner is this course good for me?
You don’t have to be professionally trained to enroll in this course. The author of this course is self-taught so you will share a lot of things in common J
I’m a professional pastry chef working full time. Will this course suit me?
It depends on the level of your skills, knowledge and expectations. Check the course summary and images of desserts we will be making, and see if this course will help advance your pastry making skills. If you can easily replicate our desserts without instructions, recipes and teacher’s guidance, then this course is likely not a good fit for you, but don’t be upset. We have big plans for the future and we will be adding courses with different skill levels and different pastry chef teachers.
I just want to know how to make a specific dessert (for example French macarons). Can I select a specific lesson and skip the rest of them?
No, unfortunately you cannot. Unfortunately the course is designed in a way that the lessons learned each week are connected and build on one another. Students will have to sign up and purchase the whole course, but you don’t have to send all of your results to be evaluated by a teacher.
I’m a vegan/vegetarian. Is this course good for me?
Unfortunately, almost all of our recipes use animal products that cannot be substituted with vegan friendly analogs. Gelatin being one of them. Its closest analog cannot produce the same result of transformation that we require in our recipes. That’s why we advise vegan/vegetarians of this before enrolling in this course.
I don’t live in Belarus, can I enroll in this course?
Of course you can. You can take our lessons from any place in the world with Internet access. If you have access to a grocery store that sells all of the ingredients needed, then you are good to go. We accept payment from visa cards all over the world.
What is the format of the course?
After you make your payment you will have access to introduction part of course about equipment you need. From the date when course starts you will have access to all of the lessons and materials. The course is designed so that each lesson can be completed each week. So you can learn each lesson in your free time and within 10 weeks you will have completed all course modules.
What is the format of each lesson?
Each lesson includes both theoretical and practical guidance including photos, videos, and text. Text version of materials is available for download and can be used as you learn. Lessons also include access to questions and commentaries from other students. Students can add their questions to this forum and will receive prompt responses from teachers. Each lesson is completed when students submit a photo of their work for evaluation by the teacher.
What is the course schedule? What happens if I cannot complete the course in the specified time?
Lessons will be made available as soon as each course has started and your final evaluation needs to be submitted before the course ends. After the course has finished you will continue to have access to all study materials for one month.
What will happen if miss the lesson’s completion deadline?
Don’t worry, access to all lesson resources will be available for one month after the course has finished. However, if you do not submit your work within the lesson’s deadline, it will not be evaluated by the teacher.
What will I need for this course (tools, ingredients and time)?
What will I need for this course?
For this course you will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with access to the internet, a kitchen to cook in, a grocery store with ingredients used by pastry chefs and some tools/equipment. The full list of tools and equipment can be found in the introductory section of this course, but the mandatory list of equipment can be found here. We also recommend students purchase a binder to keep all of the lessons and materials organized.
What is the average cost of ingredients per lesson?
The approximate cost of ingredients for each lesson ranges from 15$ to 20$.
How much time will this course take?
Each lesson needs to be completed within a week. Students should spend at least 1–2 hours per day during the week and as much free time as possible on the weekend to complete each lesson. Your success in this course depends on your dedication and commitment, however the suggested time should be sufficient as you may be busy with other things. We do not expect you to drop everything and dedicate all of your time to this course.
What if I do not have access to the required tools/equipment?
There are some tools and equipment that you must have to complete this course. If you do not have these items in your kitchen presently, we are positive that this investment will not be regretted in the future and it will convert your kitchen into a semi-professional environment. If you are unable to purchase the required tools within a short amount of time, we can offer to transfer your course start time to the next group.
Alternately, ask your friends for a favour. Perhaps you can borrow some necessary tools or even use their kitchen.
Gifts & corporate clients
I want to buy this course as a gift for someone or a group of people, if this possible?
Yes, it is possible. While this option is not mentioned directly on the site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to buy a course for my company, is this possible?
Yes, it is possible. We have a discount for corporate clients. Please contact us at email@example.com before the course starts to get a quote for a group looking to enroll.
Payment and guarantee
Can I get a refund if this course is not suited for me after it has already started?
No, unfortunately we do not refund payments after the course has already started. Please consider this before you purchase the course.
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