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5 Baking Schools Every Aspiring Baker Should Know About

Rise to the occasion, whether you’re a beginner or a pro

By Samantha Francis

You know that person who turns up at someone’s birthday gathering with a stunning, rose-piped cake that she’s baked all by herself?

I’m not her.


The magic of baking, aptly put into words.

While I’ve made a couple of feeble attempts at chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes, a hands-on baking session at Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School left me amazed at how much more I could do.

Under master baker Dean’s tutelage and watchful eye, I managed to bake my very own (and first) focaccia bread!

Whether you’re a beginner like me or a seasoned baker, these five baking schools are worth checking out.


1. Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School

Helmed by global baker Dean Brettschneider, who is also the co-owner and founder of the Baker & Cook artisan bakeries, Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School offers professionally taught, hands-on baking and cooking classes in a cosy home kitchen environment.

I had the fortune to try out his Italian Flatbreads & Pizza Making class and was floored by the intricacies of bread making. Proper kneading wasn’t about squishing the dough in random directions, instead, there was a simple method which he coined as ‘tap, pull, fold’, that allowed the wet dough to be nicely shaped for proofing.

Apart from bread making, students will also be spoilt for choice by a range of baking and cooking classes featuring pastries, cakes, tarts and local cuisine.

More information here.



2. At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

If you’re looking to pursue culinary arts seriously, At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy is the place to be. Apart from offering professional programmes and degrees, the school also offers short-term courses, which impart fundamental knowledge and skills in pastry making and more.

More information here.



3. Creative Culinaire

Students of varying skill levels are welcomed at Creative Culinaire, a baking school that aims to spread the love of baking. You’ll find a wide variety of classes that range from cake baking, decorating to pastry making and even mooncake making.

More information here.



4. Artistiq Sugarcraft

For those who are already well-versed in cake making, perhaps it’s time to take your creativity up a notch at Artistiq Sugarcraft. The one-stop destination for cake decorating enthusiasts offers a wide range of sugarcrafting courses with a variety of artisan tools.

More information here.



5. Phoon Huat

Already a household name for baking supplies, Phoon Huat offers an extensive line up of demo and hands-on baking classes. Home bakers are welcome to hone their skills with chocolate, bread making courses and more while budding entrepreneurs can join Professional Diploma Classes.

More information here.