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8 Baking Secrets They Only Teach You in Pastry School

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Jordan Summers-Marcouillier of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 9: Even if you're not a professional baker, you can still yearn to make the perfect, ooey-gooey, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies—or cake, pie, or pastry—right at home. There's something kind of magical about being good at baking.Those who study the art of baking or pastry making in school learn that there are many techniques involved in creating the perfect textures, flavors, and overall appearance of a dessert. Often, chefs will get certified in the artform by The American Culinary Federation (also known as the industry standard for professional cooking skills), for which they have to prove their extensive knowledge across various culinary written and practical exams. This knowledge can provide pastry artists with enviable secrets and tricks.Luckily, you don't have to enroll in a baking school to find out some things that will really come in handy when baking in your own kitchen. If you're looking to up your pastry, cookie, cake, and/or pie game, here are eight secrets they only teach in pastry school, straight from experts themselves! And next, don't miss how 16 Famous Celebs Make Their Morning Oatmeal.

8 Baking Secrets They Only Teach You in Pastry School

Even if you're not a professional baker, you can still yearn to make the perfect, ooey-gooey, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies—or cake, pie, or pastry—right at home. There's something kind of magical about being good at baking.

Those who study the art of baking or pastry making in school learn that there are many techniques involved in creating the perfect textures, flavors, and overall appearance of a dessert. Often, chefs will get certified in the artform by The American Culinary Federation (also known as the industry standard for professional cooking skills), for which they have to prove their extensive knowledge across various culinary written and practical exams. This knowledge can provide pastry artists with enviable secrets and tricks.

Luckily, you don't have to enroll in a baking school to find out some things that will really come in handy when baking in your own kitchen. If you're looking to up your pastry, cookie, cake, and/or pie game, here are eight secrets they only teach in pastry school, straight from experts themselves! And next, don't miss how 16 Famous Celebs Make Their Morning Oatmeal.

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