Calling All Bakers – Casting Alert at Next Great Baker Season 4

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The Next Great Baker is prepping for its fourth season, and they’re looking for qualified, talented contestants to compete to see who the next great baker is. For this season, they’re looking for groups of two to compete against each other in various baking competitions. Do you have what

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Chocolate Modeling Tutorials

Do you want to make your own chocolate in a variety of different shapes, colors, and flavors? Modeling your own chocolate has never been easier. Without ever leaving your own home, you can find step-by-step instructions on the Internet showing you how to properly make your own chocolate in any shape you please. These sites

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Online Chocolate Making Classes

Do you want to learn how to make your own chocolate without leaving your home? Well, you’re in luck. There are plenty of sites on the Internet that offer online classes on chocolate-making; these classes range from ones that show how to make your own treats to ones that show you how to make your

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Top Pastry Schools

Are you interested in becoming a pastry chef? Do you want to know where you can get top-notch instruction and receive a degree that will make an impression on your prospective employers? Or do you just want to perfect your art and learn techniques beyond what you’ve learned on your own? In this article I

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Cake Shows and Competitions – November, 2013 – January, 2014


FL ICES Mini classes January 24-26, 2014 Sheraton Orlando North

Florida ICES Mini classes will be back again at the Sheraton Orlando North. Watch for scheduled classes coming soon. The class schedule will be posted on the website as the information becomes available.


Day of Sharing and ICES Meeting November 17 – 18,

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Getting Your Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate

A good first step to becoming a pastry chef is to obtain a baking and pastry arts certificate. Generally, getting a certificate requires you to complete a certain amount of classes, these usually being fewer than a degree would require. In addition to taking classes, you’ll often have to take a “Final Review,” in which

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How to Become A Wedding Cake Decorator

Becoming a wedding cake decorator is no easy task and requires both extensive experience and education. Decorating wedding cakes is a complicated craft, and your job will not be just to create a cake, but also to create a work of art. Wedding events are some of the most important moments in people’s lives, and

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Cake Shows – September – October 2013

The Fall season brings alot of State Fair cake competitions and cake shows across the country. Come join in the fun! Take a class, enter your favorite cake in a contest or enjoy some of the cake decorating demonstrations.

Detailed information about these events is listed below.


CCCSAS Cake Show – Icing with

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Pastry Internships

Becoming a pastry chef is a dream for many. As a pastry chef, you will be able to create your own pastries, experiment with different recipes, and use your creativity to come up with your own desserts. But, if you haven’t had any experience working at a bakery, it’s doubtful that you will get hired

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Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art

Located in Darien, Illinois, the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art is a vocational school that offers all different types of hands-on cake decorating classes, from courses for beginners to advanced classes that teach specific skills. Students range from those who simply want to be able to decorate cakes for family get-togethers to

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Cake Decorating Ebay Shops

Ebay can be a great resource for cake decorators. Not only can you bid on auctions for used and new decorating equipment, but the site also gives you access to numerous online stores that specialize in cake decorating supplies.

Using these stores gives you a great advantage over simply purchasing supplies from one place,

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British Cake Decorator Cressida Bell Releases New Book

Renowned British cake decorator Cressida Bell has just released a new book called “Cressida Bell’s Cake Design: Fifty Fabulous Cake Designs,” which features pictures and instructions for 50 of Cressida’s unique, edible cake designs, and includes a chapter of recipes written by food artist Rose Prince. The book can be ordered on Cressida’s website.

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Enjoy Cake Boss’s Bakery on Norwegian Cruise Lines

Buddy Valastro, the star of the hit shows Next Great Baker and Cake Boss, is opening a new bakery, “Carlo’s Bake Shop,” on the New York City-based cruise line, “Norwegian Breakaway.” The shop will offer Buddy’s renowned cake, pastries, cookies, and cupcakes, among other treats. The shop will allow you to pre-order custom-made cakes

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The Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition

JM Pure Pastry will be holding their annual Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition at the Chicago School of Mold Making from September 14 – 16, 2013. No entry fee is required and anyone can enter. The contest be filmed for the third season of Emmy-award winning show “Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition.”

Four finalists will be chosen,

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Wilton Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Wilton’s 2014 Yearbook

This year Wilton is celebrating its 85th anniversary as a company. As one of originators of cake decorating designs and publications they will be releasing the 50th edition of their yearbook, which will cost $15.00 and be available in mid-June of 2013.

The book will be a collection of all

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