Join Le Cordon Bleu Paris trained pastry chef Molly Wilkinson for a private pastry class in her baking studio in Versailles. Learn how to make French macarons, lemon tarts and more from start to finish.
Browse the list of class options below OR email me if you’d love to learn a specific pastry! We can usually make it happen.
With your class confirmation, you’ll receive detailed directions to the baking studio
Bonjour! Meet me in the heart of Versailles and we’ll get baking! You don’t need to bring anything except yourselves—I’ve got the rest covered.
Classes are between 2 and 2.5 hours long, depending on which pastry we’re baking together
125€ per person, with a minimum of 4 people *If you’re a party of less than 4, your class will be subject to the 500€ minimum
Private baking classes are capped at 6 people, maximum
Whenever you like! We can schedule your class in the morning or afternoon.
A French classic that is so gorgeous but can be a bit finicky. We’ll go over tons of tips to help you master these in Versailles and at home! In each class we will make 1 flavor of your choice, pipe, and assemble our gorgeous cookies.
A thousand flaky butter layers perfectly coming together with a creamy decadent filling: the mille feuille or Napoleon. Often thought to be rather difficult, we’re going to take a short cut that will take the normal 1-2 day process of making puff pastry, and shorten it to 30 minutes! This recipe is one of those you really need to know. Great for anything savory or sweet that calls for puff pastry, and so much better than the store-bought versions. Even though we are shortening the process, we’ll still have those gorgeous caramelized layers. OUI!! We’ll also learn pastry cream, something I could really just eat with a spoon it’s so good.
aka Tarte au Citron! Bright, luscious and perfect for any occasion (with or without meringue!) this is sure to become one of your go-to desserts at home! Try your hand at the perfect base for any sweet tart- pâte sucrée. Then whip up a lemon curd and Italian meringue to pipe on top.
Pâte á Choux is the interesting hot dough we’ll be learning. It’s actually made in a saucepan! We’ll pipe cream puffs and chouquettes (sugar clouds of deliciousness), and learn the tips and tricks of baking these beauties for a cooked through, golden brown, puff just ready for a gorgeous filling. And oui oui it is! We’ll make a pastry cream to pipe on the inside, and then add fresh fruit and a luscious whipped Chantilly cream.
Let them eat cake! When in Versailles, it’s the perfect time for a tea party! We’ll be whipping up fun little treats with lots of sparkle and magic to stack on cake platters and on to your own plate. You bet there will be luster dust involved too! For this class you'll make 2 to 3 small treats. Options include, madeleines, Financier, lemon cake, sablé shortbread cookies, and more! The choice is up to you.