FAQs

FAQs

How do I Book a class?

I offer both in-person classes in Versailles and virtual classes to people around the world!

In-person classes are private short courses that are 1.5 to 3 hours long for solo adventure bakers, families, friends or small groups. This allows each course to be personalized down to the recipes you’ll make and the flavors! You’ll have the space to yourselves for this incredible experience, and hands-on instruction so you can make the recipes at home! See the class descriptions or email mollyjwilk@gmail.com to request your class.

I also offer public multi-day weekend workshops that are available for anyone to book into. These are perfect for the pastry enthusiast as you’ll be learning go-to, tried and true recipes over a long weekend, and enjoying lots of other fun activities as well. 

Virtual classes are a regular offering with new classes being released each month. They are 1.5 to 2 hours long and 25-30€ per household. All virtual classes are held on Zoom. Recipes and equipment recommendations will be sent to you in advance. You can bake with me or watch and bake the recipes later. There is a recording accessible to participants for 72 hours after the live course airs for folks that missed the class or to watch it again. See the current schedule here: Virtual Pastry Classes

 

Are all baking levels accepted?

YES! This is what I am all about: making pastry fun and accessible for everyone. All levels are welcomed and encouraged! 

 

Are the Classes Taught in English?

Yes! I am a native English speaker from Dallas, Texas who moved to Paris to get my pastry certification at Le Cordon Bleu. You can learn more about me here. All classes are taught in English, but pas de probleme, if you need a French translation or would like some French thrown in, just ask!

 

How far are you from Paris?

Only 30 minutes by train from the Eiffel Tower on the RER C. It’s super quick and the train tickets are only 2.95€ each way. Other transportation options are available and I recommend using the RATP app to determine this and current traffic when coming to the class.

 

How do I get to the Class?

Upon booking, you will be sent a confirmation email which will include detailed directions and tips for how to get to Versailles (it’s super easy!). Also included are recommendations for additional things to do in the city, and tips for seeing the Chateau de Versailles.

The class will take place in a beautiful 18th century apartment in the quintessential Versailles style, about 5 minutes walk from the front gates of Chateau de Versailles, or the same amount from the Versailles Rive Gauche train station.

Please be aware that it is on the 3rd floor, without elevator. Think of it as the exercise before the pastries.

 

How many people can be in a class?

Private in person classes can have a max of 8 people, but we recommend at most 6 if possible so everyone has plenty of room. Private class pricing is based on a 4 person minimum.

The multi-day public workshops are capped at 6 people to ensure that everyone has lots of 1:1 time and hands-on work.

 

Are the classes demonstration? Hands-on?

French Pastry is all about textures, smells, and using all your senses to determine when a dough or batter is at the right state. As such, the in-person classes are taught with this in mind as the best way to learn is to get in there and work the dough yourself! You’ll be able to touch and feel and be involved in every step of the recipes. 

For the Virtual Classes, you are welcome to bake along or bake when you want!

 

How much is a private Class?

Private In Person classes start at 195€ for a 1.5 hour family class covering three people, or 340€ for a 2.5-3 hour class covering up to four people. Each additional person for a family class is 65€, and for the 2.5-3 hour class, an additional 85€. 

For longer private classes please contact me for pricing at mollyjwilk@gmail.com.

Private Virtual Classes are 250€ for a 1.5 hour classes for up to 10 “households joining.  The classes are completely customizable and a great way to connect with friends and family around the world. Find out more at this link.

 

do i need to pay for more than 1 virtual class if my friend or family will be joining me in my kitchen?

Virtual class payment are by “household”. This means that 1 payment covers anyone joining in your home. So it could be you and a friend that’s baking with you in your kitchen or your whole family!

 

What is the minimum age?

As in-person classes are private, I will be able to give you the best option depending on the ages in your group. There is a family class option for our younger bakers, perfect to create long lasting memories with your loved ones. 

For the public multi-day workshops, I ask that each guest is 18 years of age or older.

For Virtual Pastry Classes, these are available to everyone. Normally for regular classes, I recommend bakers 12 and up as sometimes more complicated things are involved. With a parent though, this could be a fun activity for any age. Keep an eye out because there are often classes specific for kids too!

 

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions/allergies?

Yes but ask that you reach out in advance of the class so I can alter the recipes as necessary. 

For gluten intolerances, note that French Macarons are naturally gluten-free and this can be a great class option.

For allergies, all precautions are taken but it is possible that there could be trace amounts in the space or ingredients. This is noted in our Terms & Conditions upon booking the class.

Have any additional questions? Send us an email at mollyjwilk@gmail.com and I’ll get right back to you