Dessert Classes Online

Discover the sweet side of cooking with a variety of online dessert and pastry classes. Learn to create delectable treats, master professional techniques, and indulge in the satisfaction of creating your own decadent desserts.

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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 Oct 7th, 10–11:30am Mountain Time

Chocolate Truffles

Food Craft @ Live Online

A Taste of Filipino Goodness We're bringing the taste & culture of the Philippines by crafting uniquely flavored Filipino-inspired Truffles. With our DIY kit, you'll delight in the fusion of flavors, from the earthy notes of toasted ube coconut to the sweet & chewiness of dried mango. Plus materials and step-by-step guidance in mastering the art of creating melt-in-your-mouth truffles! What You'll Learn: Two Truffle Recipes Learn...

Thursday Oct 19th, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

Sweet & Savory Cream Puff

The Good Food Project @ Virtual Classroom

In this delicious hands-on experience, you’ll learn to make, bake, and fill the best sweet & savory cream puffs – truly epic pastries that show off your amazing cooking skills. We will start with one pastry recipe and change it up to make delicious, Instagram-worthy creations. You will make two completely different, but equally delicious kinds of cream puffs – traditional puffs filled with chocolate ganache and whipped cream, and a savory...

Thursday Oct 5th, 1–2:30pm Mountain 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...

Thursday Oct 26th, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

Cream Puff Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

Home Cooking New York @ Virtual Classroom, New York, NY 00000

Are you seduced by French pastries in bakery windows? Well, many of them are quite easy to master at home and require only a few pantry staples to make them. In this class, you'll make a classic pâte à choux (a French pastry dough) to make a mountain of cream puffs, ready to be filled with a homemade vanilla pastry cream and topped with a dark chocolate ganache.   You'll make: Cream puffs filled with vanilla pastry cream and topped with...

Saturday Dec 16th, 12–1:30pm Eastern Time

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Soft Pretzel Making Workshop

The Good Food Project @ Virtual Classroom

Who doesn’t love a great pretzel – soft, doughy, and still warm from the oven? Maybe dipped in cheese or mustard? In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn to twist and bake warm, soft pretzels like a pro. You will mix, knead, twist, poach, top, and bake a dozen fabulous soft pretzels – all in your own kitchen. While your pretzels are baking, we’ll whip up a creamy sauce to dip your masterpieces – beer and cheese, mustard, marinara –...

Thursday Oct 5th, 1–2:30pm Mountain Time

Virtual Brown Sugar Bubble Tea (Materials Included)

CourseHorse Experiences @ Zoom Conference

Relive your first brown sugar tea experience in this awesome DIY kit you deserve. Experience a burst of brown sugar tea flavors & bring Taiwan at home, forever! What's Included: A private, interactive workshop led by a professional chef and instructor All ingredients will be shipped to each participant, including: Assam Black Tea Chai Tea Brown Sugar Syrup (8 oz) Tapioca Pearls (1 cup) Cinnamon Packet Paper Straws Postcard...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 12am–11:55pm Eastern Time


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Virtual Taro Bubble Tea Making Workshop (Materials Included)

CourseHorse Experiences @ Zoom Conference

Do you miss going out for a Taro bubble tea fix? Sip your woes away with this DIY kit! You can enjoy it yourself, with your family, or as a gift to someone! What's Included: A private, interactive workshop led by a professional chef and instructor All ingredients will be shipped to each participant, including: Taro Powder Assam Black Tea Bag Jasmine Tea Bag Mint Tea Bag Brown Sugar Syrup Tapioca Pearls Paper Straws Recipe...

Wednesday Oct 18th, 12am–11:55pm Eastern Time


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Virtual Jelly Doughnut Making (Materials Included)

CourseHorse Experiences @ Zoom Conference

Delicately puffed, dusted with sugar, and filled with your favorite jelly, homemade jelly doughnuts are easy to make and even easier to enjoy. These are some of the tastiest treats your kitchen will ever know. Our Jelly Doughnut Making Kit includes a stainless-steel pastry tip and piping bag perfectly sized to fill freshly made doughnuts with your choice of jelly for the ultimate fruit-filled doughnut of your dreams. No matter your cooking skills,...

Thursday Oct 19th, 12am–11:55pm Eastern Time


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Sweet and Fortified Wines of the World

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Nectar of the Gods Sweet white wine used to greatly outnumber dry reds among the revered wines of the world. Return to sweetness, learning about the classic dessert wines of the world, other homes, various production methods, and styles. Discover through a guided tasting how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions. Despite the differences you will find common threads. This class is a must for Dessert...

Saturday Dec 23rd, 11am–1pm Pacific Time

Virtual Cook Along: Fall Baking Workshop

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ Virtual Classroom

Learn how to prepare seasonal and impressive desserts celebrating all things fall. Join us for a 2-hour intensively interactive virtual class from the comfort of your own home where our chef will teach you the ins and outs of baking techniques so you can feel confident in your new skills. Have fun whipping up an assortment of mouth-watering desserts perfect for the cool weather.    Menu: Maple Pot de Crème with Bourbon Whipped Cream...

Sunday Oct 29th, 11am–1pm Central Time


Rieslings of the World

San Francisco Wine School @ Online

Who says Riesling is sweet? Riesling thrives in cool climates and ages for decades but many only know the sweet and simple styles. It is made in many places from still to sparkling, bone-dry to dessert sweet. Learn its origins, other homes and characteristics. Discover how it varies based on climate, soils and traditions in various international regions through a guided tasting of 6 wines. Despite the differences, you will find common threads....

Thursday Oct 26th, 6–8pm 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 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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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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Discover the 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.