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“Mini gateaux” – petit four sized patisserie


Petit fours are bite sized treats that are perfect for high tea, tastings, buffets, dessert platters, catering and cake shops. The recipes provided in this class are designed so that students can use them after class as either petit four sized cakes or larger sized cakes. 

Students are introduced to a vast variety of skills and techniques, covering +25 different recipe components. This class is an excellent opportunity for students to build and refine their existing skills.  

What you will learn: 

  • how to make different types of jacondes, sponges, biscuits and sables
  • how to make a variety of buttercreams, ganaches, cremeux, curds and meringues
  • how to make a variety of chocolate and fruit based creams and mousses 
  • how to make crunchy and soft elements to add different textures 
  • how to make a variety of glazes: fruit, chocolate, with and without condense milk or chocolate 
  • how to make chocolate garnishes
  • how to assemble, glaze, finish and garnish your mini gateaux selection 

Each student makes and takes home 6 different types of mini gateaux, around 8-10 pieces per variety. 

  • Matcha and chocolate opera mini gateaux
  • Cherry and pistachio mini gateaux 
  • Exotica mini gateaux 
  • Lemon and lime mini tart 
  • Hazelnut and chocolate mini tart 
  • Strawberry and litchi opera mini gateaux 

Everything created in this class is for students to take home; all materials are included in the cost of the course. A detailed recipe book is provided as part of this course.

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If you have the relevant foundation skills needed then you are welcome to join us for any of our intermediate level courses. 

Recommended prior courses for enthusiasts are: Chocolate Foundation skills, innovative tarts & tartelettes foundation skills, any of our entremets foundation skills classes.


2 days



Choose your start date


Friday, 25 October 2019



Attendance dates

25-26 October 2019