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The Complete Guide to Cake Fillings

Learn how to create cake fillings of many textures and flavors. Perfect for bakers and cake decorators!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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What a surprise to cut into a cake and find it’s just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

The world of cake fillings is vast, from an ethereal and light mousse to a sweet and crunchy praline pecan.  What you will find in this course is a tip of the hat to all of the textures and a nudge in the direction of creativity.  Play with flavors and discover that there is so much more to cake than chocolate or vanilla!
The fillings you will learn to make include:

•Fruit filling•Curd•Pastry cream (and it’s variations)•Cremeux•Mousse•Caramel•Praline pecans•Chocolate streusel•German chocolate filling•Vegan chocolate ganache•Sugar-free whipped creamNot only will you see the techniques necessary to make all of these fillings, you will also learn extra helpful information…
•Storage and handling•Proper use of kitchen equipment.•Altering recipes to suit flavor needs and ideas.•Understanding the origin of chocolate to better handle it.•A dedicated section on understanding and handling different types of thickeners.•Three fun and interesting ways to fill your cakes.

And if that’s not enough, there are a lot of recipes and guides that you can download or print to help you master cake fillings.
To succeed in the cake decorating industry, it’s important to stay creative.  In order to do that, you have to possess a good foundation.  This course will give you that base on which to build your personal skill set for the benefit of friends, family, and/or your business.  Learn how to make your cakes taste amazing and look beautiful on the inside too.

You will learn

✓ Become creative with interesting flavor and texture combinations.
✓ Practice basic kitchen techniques such as separating eggs, weighing with a digital scale, and proper knife handling.
✓ Make a wide variety of fillings for cakes.
✓ Prepare fruit puree without any special or expensive equipment.
✓ Understand the basics of chocolate and how that plays in to making fillings.
✓ Properly handle and store different types of cake fillings.
✓ Gain access to downloadable guides and recipes.
✓ Understand different types of thickeners and the role they play in making fillings.
✓ Fill cakes three different ways for maximum appeal.


• This course is great for beginners. No prior knowledge of making fillings for cake required.
• An electric mixer, stand or hand, will be useful for completing all of the techniques in this course.
• A candy thermometer and digital kitchen scale are necessary along with some other basic kitchen tools.

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to learn how to make a wide variety of fillings.
• Complete beginners who have never made cake fillings from scratch.
• Business owners looking to add a wider variety to their menu.
• Home bakers searching for a large resource of techniques and recipes to add to their repertoire.
• Anyone looking for tested and reliable recipes that are very versatile.
Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor
Food is the thing that connects us all.  From the people who painstakingly grow our food to the hard workers that  prepare the food to the billions of people that consume it.  Whether we  realize it or not, aside from all of our differences, it’s what makes  us all the same in some way.  We need it for survival, use it for an  income, and love it for all of it’s nourishment and joy,  Making food  for other people has always been, and will always be, a great passion  and source of fulfillment for me.  I love what it represents in its  entirety and I also love the simple fact that I can make someone smile  just by handing them a slice of cake.
About Me
I’m a professional kitchen veteran turned enthusiastic teacher. After 15 years of hard work in restaurants and bakeries, I pursued my passion for education.
With no knowledge about cameras or video editing, I embarked on a 3 year journey to build an online business that has served over 30,000 students worldwide.
Along with my career change came major lifestyle changes and an increased awareness for global impact. What started out as a few online courses in baking and pastry has now grown into more earth friendly baking tutorials that are accessible to an even greater number of students.
My goal is to offer an accessible pastry education that is framed around the ethics of equality and sustainability.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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