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MAY & JUNE 2024 CLASS SCHEDULE 

 

 

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY APRIL 10TH AT NOON

TICKETS ARE SOLD PER PERSON UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME CLASS TIMES HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED. IT IS THE STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTE THE DATE AND TIME OF THE CLASS THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR CLASSES THAT ARE MISSED. 

All Students will be paired in groups of two.

  • If you purchase a single ticket you will be paired with another student.
  • If you purchase two tickets you will be paired together.
  • If you purchase three tickets, two people will be paired together and one person will be paired with another student.

 

MACARON BASICS - UPDATED | $175

Macaron have been on the Duchess Bakeshop menu since the day we opened the doors. These tricky little cookies constantly have us on our toes. In this class we will teach you how to make both French and Italian meringue shells. You will get to make two batches back to back and decide which method you like best. We will finish off by filling all your macaron with 2-3 different flavours. 

RECIPES COVERED: 

  • French meringue macaron shells
  • Italian meringue macaron shells
  • Swiss meringue buttercream

DATES & TIMES: 

  • Wednesday, May 1st | 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, May 2nd | 6pm-9pm
  • Friday, May 3rd | 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday, May 4th | 9am-12pm
  • Tuesday, May 28th | 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday, June 1st | 9am-12pm 
  • Tuesday, June 11th | 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, June 12th | 6pm-9pm
  • Tuesday, June 25th | 6pm-9pm

LEMON MERINGUE CAKE | $175

In this class you will learn how to make a Duchess staff favourite. From the chiffon cake to the lemon cream, each step will be covered, including toasting the meringue. Each student will leave with a full-sized cake.

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Chiffon Cake
    • Lemon Cream
    • Salted Caramel
    • Swiss Meringue

    DATES & TIMES: 

    • Tuesday, May 7th | 6pm-9pm
    • Wednesday, May 8th | 6pm-9pm

    DUCHESS CAKE | $175

    The Duchess cake, also known as the "Swedish Princess Cake" is a pastry classic. Made with light lemon chiffon cake, vanilla bean pastry cream, home made raspberry jam, vanilla bean whipped cream and finished off in the classic dome shape, covered in marzipan. This cake is so fun to make and every more enjoyable to eat. Each student will assemble & carve their very own Duchess cake to take home and share with friends & family. 

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Chiffon cake
    • Pastry cream
    • Raspberry jam
    • Vanilla Whipped cream

    DATES & TIMES

    • Thursday, May 9th | 6pm-9pm

     

    MOTHER'S DAY - DUCHESS CAKE | $350 PER GROUP OF 2

    Just in time for Mother's Day, join us in learning to make our signature Duchess Cake. This class is offered as groups of 2 only and includes a gift from Duchess Atelier to help make the day even more special. Spoil your mom, grandma, aunt, sister or any mother figure in your life and spend the day creating this beautiful cake together. Choose to complete both cakes in class, or take one home to complete and share at a later date. 

    The Duchess cake, also known as the "Swedish Princess Cake" is a pastry classic. Made with light lemon chiffon cake, vanilla bean pastry cream, home made raspberry jam, vanilla bean whipped cream and finished off in the classic dome shape, covered in marzipan.

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Chiffon cake
    • Pastry cream
    • Raspberry jam
    • Vanilla Whipped cream

    DATES & TIMES

    • Friday, May 10th | 10am-1pm | 6pm-9pm
    • Saturday, May 11th | 9am-12pm | 3pm-6pm

    FOCCACIA & MORE | $175

     

    Flour, water, yeast and salt are all you need to make delicious bread. We are going to take that one step further and include a pre-ferment to bake delicious, fresh foccacia bread. We will also use a simple milk bun dough to make classic dinner buns or garlic pull-apart bread, you pick!. The class will finish off with a tasting of our freshly baked focaccia and home made whipped ricotta. You will go home feeling more confident in baking bread in your own kitchen.

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Foccacia
    • Milk buns
    • Garlic pull apart bread
    • Whipped ricotta

    DATES & TIMES: 

    • Tuesday, May 14th | 6pm-9pm
    • Wednesday, May 15th | 6pm-9pm
    • Thursday, May 16th | 10am-1pm & 6pm-9pm

    KIDS - BAKING BEGINNERS | $210 PER STATION

    While the kids are off from school bring them to Atelier to learn some baking fundamentals and get them more comfortable in the kitchen. Learn how to use a kitchen scale, stand mixer and a stove top while making some of our favourite Duchess Bakeshop recipes.

    *Each $210 ticket can accommodate the following scenarios:

    • 1 Adult and 1 child ranging in age of 6 yrs old to 17 yrs old
    • 1 Adult and 2 children ranging in age of 6 yrs old to 17 yrs old
    • If you are 14 yrs old to 17 yrs old with a companion that is also 14 yrs -17 yrs, they may attend without adult supervision with one $210 ticket.

    After registration we will reach out to confirm the number of attendees and their ages. 

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Brownies - contains pecans, but can be removed.
    • Salted Caramel

    DATES:

    • Friday, May 17th | 9am-12pm *ECSD no school*
    • Tuesday, May 21st | 9am-12pm *EPSB no school*

    BAKE SHOP FAVOURITES | $175

    In this class you’ll learn to make some of the Bake Shop’s most asked-about recipes. These recipes are sure to become your family's favourites as well.

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Florentines
    • Key Lime Tart
    • Scones

    DATES & TIMES: 

    • Tuesday May 21st | 6pm-9pm
    • Wednesday, May 22nd 6pm-9pm
    • Friday, June 7th | 6pm-9pm
    • Saturday, June 8th | 9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm

     

    DUKE CAKE | $175

    The decadent chocolate Duke Cake is one of our best-selling items at Duchess Bake Shop. This cake may look intimidating, but in this class we will take you though each recipe step-by-step while you bake & decorate your own perfect Duke Cake. This class is for the chocolate lover, we will finish the class off with a chocolate tasting of some of our favourite Valrohna chocolates and talk about how chocolate is made. 

     RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Dark Chocolate Cake
    • Duke Frosting
    • Salted Caramel
    • Dark chocolate glacage

    DATES & TIMES: 

    • Thursday, May 23rd | 5:30pm-9pm
    • Friday, May 24th | 5:30pm-9pm

     *Please note that this class is 3.5 hours and starts at 5:30pm

     

    JAM & MARMALADE WORKSHOP WITH CAMILLA WYNNE | $125

     

    Join Master Preserver Camilla Wynne, author of 'Jam Bake: Inspired Recipes for Creating and Baking with Preserves' for a preserving workshop focused on transforming fruit into delicious jams and compotes! In this workshop we will discuss the science of safe canning and how to make the best preserves using less sugar and no added pectin. Camilla will expertly demonstrate how to prepare one seasonal jam recipe and one compote recipe. You will leave the class with a jar of each preserve, ready to tackle any jam-making project, and able to safely and creatively concoct your very own recipes.

    DATES & TIMES: 

    • Saturday, May 25th | 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

     

    ALL ABOUT TEA WORKSHOP | $75

    Join Duchess Bake Shop 's own tea curator Garner for an extensive tea tasting and lesson on the history of tea, the main tea varieties and how to brew the perfect pot. You will also have the opportunity to create your own tea blend to enjoy at home.  

    DATES & TIMES: 

    • Sunday, May 26th | 12pm-2:30pm
    • Sunday, June 9th | 12pm-2:30pm

    BREAD - SOURDOUGH COUNTRY LOAF | $175

    Sourdough has been one of our most requested classes over the years in the Atelier kitchen. Traditional sourdough bread is a multi-day process that requires long proofing times. We will walk you through a hybrid loaf of bread that uses natural sourdough starter as well as commercially produced yeast so that we are able to shape and bake a loaf in class. We will talk about sourdough starter and each student will get to take home their own portion of starter to bake with at home. We will also cover a couple other recipes that include sourdough starter which are great quick recipes that help use up the starter rather than throwing it out.

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Sourdough Country loaf (cheddar & green onion, cinnamon raisin or plain)
    • Sourdough starter
    • Sourdough cheese & herb crackers
    • Sourdough flatbread

    DATES & TIMES

    • Wednesday, May 29th | 5:30pm-9pm
    • Thursday, May 30th | 5:30pm-9pm
    • Friday, May 31st | 5:30pm-9pm
    • Saturday, June 1st | 5:30pm-9pm

    *Please note that this class is 3.5 hours and starts at 5:30pm

    BREAD - CINNAMON BUNS & BABKA | $175

    Enriched breads are yeast products that contain the addition of fat (butter or oil) and eggs. In this highly requested class we are going to cover everyone's favourite addition to brunch, Cinnamon buns! Another very popular type of enriched bread is babka. This soft textured bread is twisted together with chocolate fudge and makes the most beautiful treat.

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Cinnamon Buns
    • Babka
    • Challah
    • Cream Cheese Frosting

    DATES & TIMES

    • Tuesday, June 4th | 6pm-9pm
    • Wednesday, June 5th | 6pm-9pm
    • Thursday, June 6th | 6pm-9pm


    YEAST RAISED DOUGHNUTS | $175

     

    Ever wanted to learn to make fresh, warm doughnuts at home? But are nervous about everything involved? Let us walk you through, step-by-step everything from mixing, to proofing, to frying so you can feel comfortable making these classic pastries at home. 

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Yeast Raised Doughnuts
    • Pastry Cream
    • Various glazes & toppings

    DATES & TIMES

    • Thursday, June 13th | 6pm-9pm

    FATHER'S DAY - YEAST RAISED DOUGHNUTS | $175

    Join us Father's Day weekend and make doughnuts with Dad! This class is offered as groups of 2 only and includes a gift from Duchess Atelier to help make the day even more special. Spoil your dad, grandpa, brother or any father figure in your life!  You will go home with over 2 dozen doughnuts to share with your friends and family.

    Ever wanted to learn to make fresh, warm doughnuts at home? But are nervous about everything involved? Let us walk you through, step-by-step everything from mixing, to proofing, to frying so you can feel comfortable making these classic pastries at home. 

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Yeast Raised Doughnuts
    • Pastry Cream
    • Various glazes & toppings

    DATES & TIMES

    • Friday, June 14th | 6pm-9pm
    • Saturday, June 15th | 9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm

     

    PIES - SOUR CREAM CHERRY PIE & APPLE GALETTES | $175

    Baking the perfect pie is something every baker strives for. In this class we will take the fear away from working with pie dough and each make a beautiful Sour Cream Cherry Pie - one of the bake shop's more popular items. We will also try our hand at galettes, a quick hand pie that can be easily whipped up with whatever fruit you have in season. Lastly, it's not a pie class without talking about the dough its self. Each student will go home with some pie dough to continue baking pies at home. 

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Sour Cream Cherry Pie
    • Galettes (flavour can vary by season)
    • Butter Tarts
    • Easy-Mixer Pie Dough

    DATES & TIMES

    • Tuesday, June 18th | 6pm-9pm
    • Wednesday, June 19th | 6pm-9pm

    SUMMER DESSERTS | $175

    We are ready to kick off summer with the return of "Summer Desserts". In this class we will tackle pavlova, a sweet refreshing dessert that pairs perfectly with fresh fruit from the farmer's market and your favourite fruit curd. Semifreddo, the less complicated alternative to ice cream where you don't need to have an ice cream maker to enjoy this cold dessert. Lastly we will finish off the class with mountain muffins, the best snack for those summer hikes, camping trips and adventures to the playground. Filled with plenty of fresh fruit and topped with a crispy oat topping.  We have been waiting months to bring this class back and the hopeful return of summer days! 

    *It is suggested to bring cooler with you to class to transport your semifreddo home"

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Pavlova - flavour may vary by class
    • Semifreddo
    • Mountain muffins

    DATES & TIMES

    • Thursday, June 20th | 6pm-9pm
    • Friday, June 21st | 6pm-9pm
    • Saturday, June 22 | 9am-12pm

     

    MACARON GATEAU | $175

    Advance your macaron making skills with a Duchess Bakeshop classic, the macaron gateau. In this class we will learn to mix macaron batter and pipe it into the classic macaron gateau shape. We will make the fillings for our gateau and assemble it into a beautiful cake. The flavour may vary by class. 

    *Previous experience making macarons is an asset but not required. To familiarize yourself with macaron we suggest enrolling in our Macaron basics class*

    RECIPES COVERED: 

    • Macaron
    • Buttercream
    • Whipped Ganache
    • Fruit Curd

    DATES & TIMES

    • Wednesday, June 26th | 6pm-9pm
    • Thursday, June 27th | 6pm-9pm
    • Friday, June 28th | 6pm-9pm
    • Saturday, June 29th | 9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm

     

     

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