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.
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.
Transform the yellow chiffon cake you made in Lesson 1 into a gorgeous Swedish princess cake -- perfect for birthdays and weddings! Jenny shares her method for working with marzipan, then gives step-by-step instruction on assembling, frosting and decorating this four-layer confection.
Create a cake inspired by the flavors of Madagascar. In addition to making a banana chiffon cake, you'll learn Jenny's techniques for whipping up vanilla bean-clove pastry cream and a thick, fluffy Swiss meringue buttercream. Plus, get tips on garnishing your cake with perfectly brûléed bananas.
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