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Beyond Vanilla: Flavors From Around the World

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Make six cakes with globally inspired flavors your guests and clients will savor.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jenny McCoy
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Draw delicious inspiration from six different regions as you explore new and different cake flavors alongside pastry chef Jenny McCoy. Take a flavorful sojourn to Scandinavia as you create an airy Swedish princess cake with raspberries and marzipan. Next, give guests a taste of tropical Madagascar with a coffee-banana chiffon cake bursting with bright flavor. Discover the subtle yet satisfying Lebanese pistachio-rose cake. Then, transport clients to the northern reaches of Italy with a luscious chocolate-hazelnut cake. Add a kick of spice to dessert with a Mexican-inspired chocolate cake featuring cinnamon and chile flavors. You'll refine your repertoire further with an elegant Japanese-inspired green tea entremet cake. Plus, learn to create custom flavor combinations that satisfy any sweet tooth.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Global Cakes
Meet renowned pastry chef Jenny McCoy, and preview the sophisticated layer cakes you'll create. Then dive in! Discover Jenny's tips for making a delicious -- and versatile -- yellow chiffon cake, and learn how to master a recipe for vanilla bean pastry cream. You'll also see how to make simple syrup.
2. The Swedish Princess Cake
3. Madagascan Coffee-Banana Cake
4. Lebanese Pistachio-Rose Cake
5. Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake
6. Mexican Chocolate-Chile Cake
7. Japanese Green Tea-Citrus Cake

Taught by

Jenny McCoy
Jenny McCoy
Jenny McCoy is a pastry chef with more than 10 years' experience working in some of America's finest kitchens. She uses classic techniques to create inventive desserts, many of which are featured in her book, "Desserts for Every Season." Jenny's philosophy on baking is simple: By combining the best ingredients available and a personal creative touch, anyone can make refined recipes and original pastries with ease. A truly approachable expert, Jenny offers detailed lessons that are both inviting and inspiring.

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