Would you like to learn how to make delicious cakes, pastries or breads from scratch? Whether cooking for yourself, family or friends, working in a bakery or starting your own café or catering business, this course will show you the fundamentals of baking sweet and savoury foods.
Cakes, Pastries and Breads is a short online course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to produce cakes, pastries and breads in a commercial kitchen following standard recipes. It requires the ability to select, prepare and portion ingredients and to use equipment and a range of cookery methods to make and decorate cakes, pastries and breads.
On completion of this cake course you will feel confident to make, decorate and store cakes, pastries and breads.
Unit - Produce cakes, pastries and breads
Food preparation and standard recipes
Work flow plans/ task lists
Forecasting to calculate commodity amounts
FIFO – first in first out
Food production requirements
Select, prepare and use equipment
Mise en place – select equipment
Confirm safe assembly and cleanliness of equipment
Portion and prepare ingredients
Weigh and measure ingredients
Types of flour
Raising / leavening agents
Dough and kneading
Proving or rising
Flavourings and unleavened breads
Preparing yeast-based dough
Types of pastries
Oils and fats
Pastry making rules
Folding, kneading and rolling
Minimising waster and cleaning
Cookery methods for cakes, pastries and breads
Food quality adjustments
Cooking cakes pastries and breads
Cookery methods for cakes, pastries and breads
Sweet and savoury fillings
Follow standard recipes
Food quality adjustments
The process of making breads
Decorate, present and store cakes
Styles of decorating
Enhance appearance and taste
Icing cakes (piping cream, chocolate and icing)
Fillings, icings and decorations
Apply icing to ensure a smooth and seamless finish
Piping cream and chocolate
Quality and portion control
Display cakes, pastries and breads
Store cakes, pastries and breads
Cleaning work areas and food preparation areas
Angel food cake
Basic Apricot Loaf
Chocolate ganache tart
Fresh peach crumble cake
Chocolate ricotta slice (GF)
Lemon meringue pie
Portuguese sweet bread
Profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce
Short crust pastry
Estimated duration 15 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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