Professionally prepared and finished gateaux, torten and cakes provide a competitive advantage to a successful patisserie. The professional patisserie will need to know how to produce these items, combining perfect bases such as sponge with rich fillings and eye-catching presentation.

$95.00 Price

165 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Preparing Specialist Cakes and Sponges

  • Preparing Specialist Cakes and Sponges
  • Preparing Equipment
  • Types of Equipment
  • Other Large/Fixed Equipment
  • Small/Countertop Equipment
  • Equipment Safety Concerns
  • Bakery Utensils
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Preparing Ingredients
  • Preparing Sponges in Advance
  • Genoese Method (Warm Foaming Method)
  • Genoese Sponge Method
  • Cold Foaming (Method 1)
  • Cold Foaming (Method 2)
  • Cold Foaming Method
  • Emulsifier or Stabiliser Method
  • Emulsifier or Stabiliser Method Steps
  • Emulsifier or Stabiliser Method Example
  • Minimising Wastage
  • Preparing Cheesecakes
  • Faults and Remedies for Baked Cheesecakes
  • Gateaux, Torten and Cakes Menu Examples
  • Sponge Gateaux Challenge
  • Checkpoint 2

2 - Preparing and Using Fillings

  • Preparing and Using Fillings
  • Creams
  • Custards and Cremes
  • Butter Creams
  • Cheese-Based Fillings
  • Mousses and Sabayons
  • Fruit-based Fillings
  • Ganache
  • Nut-based Fillings
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Liqueur-based Fillings
  • Nutrition in Gateaux, Torten and Cakes

3 - Layering of Cakes

  • Layering of Cakes
  • Layered Cakes
  • Process of Layering Cakes
  • Layered Cakes Challenge
  • Coating Gateaux, Torten and Cakes
  • Coating Cakes

4 - Decorating Cakes

  • Decorating Cakes
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Designing the Decorations
  • Templates
  • Templates Video
  • Chocolate Garnishes
  • Chocolate Garnish Examples
  • Gelatine
  • Marzipan Work
  • Examples of Marzipan Work
  • Marzipan Work Videos
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Fondant
  • Royal Icing
  • Decorating with Icing
  • Sugar Work
  • Heating Sugar
  • Working with Caramel
  • Spinning Sugar
  • Spinning Sugar Video
  • Glazing Items
  • Crystallising Fruit
  • Nut Products
  • Choux and Tuile Paste
  • Inscriptions

5 - Presenting Cakes

  • Presenting Cakes
  • Portion Control
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Displaying Cakes
  • Cake Presentation
  • Garnishing
  • Tiered Cakes
  • Pillars

6 - Cake Storage

  • Cake Storage
  • Display Cabinets
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Congratulations!


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