Learning to bake is a piece of cake (excuse the pun) – just let the pros show you how at one of these baking classes
Do you often experience baking envy, but not even sure how to operate the oven? Don’t resign yourself to the nearest cafe in your neighbourhood for ready-made pastries just yet. Learn how to make yourself a sweet treat made from scratch with these great classes and studios around Singapore. Your loved ones should be damn well pleased with your newly acquired skills!
With a huge focus on baking, Palate Sensations offers a great variety of classes. Learn to make French pastries and Asian treats like fluffy baos, kueh lapis and even mooncakes. More concerned about technique? One of Palate Sensation’s most popular classes is the Chef in Training series; sign up for this series of six to eight classes to build a solid foundation in baking.
Palate Sensations,#01-03, 10 Biopolis Road, Chromos Singapore 138670, p. 6478 9746.
This wildly popular homegrown brand should pop into your head when you think of places to go for baking supplies, but did you know that they also offer baking classes? There’s a class almost every day of the month, and there’s no end to the things you can learn to make, from a mango ricotta cheesecake to a rhubarb and apple tart.
Phoon Huat, #01-10 Geylang Lorong 23, 1 Sims Lane, Singapore 387355, p. 6848 6618.
Bake It Yourself
Learn to jazz up your cakes with Bake It Yourself’s decorating courses or simply master the art of crafting the perfect macaron, cake pop or cookie. Looking for something in particular for your kitchen experiments? Browse through the many baking items and equipment available at their retail (or online) store.
Bake It Yourself, 9 Circular Road, Singapore 049365, p. 6100 2253.
It’s not just hands-on fun at Bake King’s classes; you’ll also dive deep into the science of baking (read: what makes a good cake, the importance of precision when it comes to ingredients). They also offer classes for kids so you could definitely make this a family activity!
Bake King, #01-363/365 Block 10 Haig Road, Singapore 430010, p. 6742 8388.
Make your fondant cupcake dreams come true at BakinCalf’s classes. You’ll be taught how to make the most adorable designs at the hands-on workshops, but be sure to register early because seats sell out fast.
BakinCalf, Block 257, Yishun Ring Road (full address will be provided once registration is confirmed), p. 9068 4756.
Love Japanese pastries? Make your own light, fluffy treats (think stuff like banana chocolate rolls and green tea rolls) at baking classes by Pâtisserie Glacé – makers of Japanese desserts.
Pâtisserie Glacé, #01-31/32 Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078877, p. 6400 0247.
Not a fan of huge classes? For loads of attention and plenty of personal guidance, sign up for a baking course at Sugar Inc. Typically, it’s about four pax per class so rest assured you’ll be in good hands while you learn how to make things like matcha Swiss rolls, pandan cupcakes, macarons and a classic chocolate cake.
Sugar Inc, Pine Grove, Singapore 594001, p. 9788 3350, e. email@example.com.
No matter if you’re a pro or a beginner in the kitchen, there’s bound to be something for you at Creative Culinaire. The list of classes is pretty extensive; there are seasonal ones for Mid-Autumn Festival (mooncakes) and Christmas, and there are classic ones like chocolate making classes and bread making classes.
Creative Culinaire, #01-03/04 Eng Hoon Mansions, 17 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 169767, p. 6324 1663.
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School
Established by award-winning baker and pâtissier, Dean Brettschneider, the school aims to guide both amateur and professional cooks in the art of baking, offering courses such as basic bread baking and pastry-making. Need to customise a class for a group? The baking school also caters to children’s birthday parties and team building events that will turn your workfam into a baking squad.
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, 1 Greendale Avenue, Singapore 289495, p. 6463 5508.
CO+LAB at Selfish Gene
Apart from its irresistible brunch options – think breakfast platters of scrambled eggs, pork sausage, sauteed mushroom, cherry tomato confit and toasted brioche – this hip cafe on Craig Road also offers cooking classes to learn basic bread- and cake-making. Sharing the art? Not selfish one bit.
Selfish Gene Cafe, 40 Craig Road, Singapore 089678, p. 6423 1324.
Founded by Jane, Brenda and Penny (a passionate trio of self-taught bakers with years of baking experience), BakeFresh Studio is your go-to spot to pick up a skill or two on baking techniques and learn more about the fine art of baking. What will you learn here? Party fruit tarts, Black Forest cakes, 3D art jelly cakes – just to name a few.
BakeFresh Studio, #02-42, Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 082001, p. 9710 1227.
Baker’s Brew Studio
Something’s brewing at this baking studio, alright! Baker’s Brew Studio offers interactive baking classes ranging from novice level for beginners, to advanced level for experienced bakers looking to polish their skills. Participants will be able to bake layers and decorate cakes with the help of its baking pros. And after a session of cake-making, participants will get to bring their masterpieces home for a tasting with the fam!
Baker’s Brew Studio, at multiple locations including Sembawang, Upper Thomson and Paragon, p. 9062 6094 (classes).
Chantilly Culinary Studio
Want to know the secrets of creating a masterpiece that’s just too pretty to eat? Roll up your sleeves and let Chantilly Culinary Studio hone your skills in baking and decorating cakes, pastries and bread. Bring along your little chefs for its Parent and Child Baking Workshops, where they’ll be taught the basics of baking from scratch while using child-friendly kitchen equipment – with supervision, of course! There are also separate courses for juniors and domestic helpers, and our Muslim friends need not worry for all ingredients used are Halal.
Chantilly Culinary Studio, 21 Simon Road, Singapore 545907, p. 6383 2313.
For the pros and passionate home-bakers, Artistiq Sugarcraft offers three main specialty courses, including Sugarflowers, Sugarpaste and Royal Icing where you learn to create edible flowers and decorations. Authorised by the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating, its courses are hosted by internationally qualified in-house instructors, including sugar artists from around the world, who are dedicated at providing you all the skills you need to create quality cakes – whether it’s for a special occasion or simply one for the ’gram.
Artistiq Sugarcraft Pte Ltd, 37 Niven Road, Ground Floor, Singapore 228384, p. 6238 8806.