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Show-Stopping Make-Ahead Desserts

$29.99$40.00

Build your repertoire of make-ahead techniques to create knockout desserts for any occasion.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Gale Gand

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Spend less time stressing over swoon-worthy desserts and more time enjoying the company of your guests! James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Gale Gand shares make-ahead strategies to help you create a range of desserts – while balancing your busy schedule. From a rich Irish coffee cake to orange-infused chocolate truffles, conquer any dessert challenge with confidence!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Impressive Layer Cakes
46:15
Chef Gale Gand begins by showing you how to make two jaw-dropping layer cakes: a rich Irish coffee cake topped with chocolate curls, and a decadent toasted coconut cake adorned with crystallized petals.
2. Lemon Meringue Cake
30:53
3. Blueberry-Strawberry Frangipane Tart
25:24
4. Orange-Infused Chocolate Truffles
26:44
5. Cuccidati Cookies
23:43
6. Bourbon Mousse in a Rolled Chocolate Shell
24:44

Taught by

Gale Gand
Gale Gand
Gale Gand is the pastry chef and partner of Chicago's Spritz Burger, and a partner in the Michelin one-star restaurant Tru. She served as host of Food Network's long-running show "Sweet Dreams" and is also the author of eight cookbooks, including “Butter Sugar Flour Eggs” and “Short and Sweet.”

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