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Pastry/baking classes in NJ?

My SO and I are looking for ANY pastry or baking classes in NJ. Been doing some searching, but I only find various cooking classes or high level culinary degree programs. Does anyone have any suggestions? We're open to a 1 time class or a multi-week class.

Thank you in advance for your help, everyone!

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  1. I would recommend the cooking classes taught through Brookdale Com. Colleges Community Development office. I have taken a basic's class and the cake decorating but they offer all sorts of classes.

    The facilities are ok but the instructors were very good. I also thought they were a good value compared to classes offered at Mumford's Culinary Center in Tinton Falls.

    http://www.brookdale.cc.nj.us/pages/3...

    1. The viking cooking school offers some baking classes (what is offered changes periodically). You can check their website here: http://www.vikingrange.com/consumer/c... . I think there are 2 locations in NJ.

      I've not done a baking class with them, but I have done several of their hands-on cooking classes. They are pretty small classes where people work in teams (so I find it best to go with at least one other person).

      1. King's Cooking Studio offers some baking classes but only a few of them are hands-on. The rest are demonstration only. In any case, check them out here:

        http://www.kingswebsite.com/cookingst...

        1. http://www.cookntell.com/classes/inde...
          Located in Colts Neck, Cook N Tell runs all sorts of classes for couples.

          http://www.classicthyme.com/images/Ma...
          Classic Thyme hasn't printed their fall schedule yet, but give them a call

          http://www.inthekitchencookingschool....
          and my personal favorite

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          1. re: HillJ

            Thnks for the tip about In the Kitchen. I didn't know about this place, it's only about an hour from me & the classes look great.

            1. re: flourgirl

              My pleasure, flourgirl. We tied a weekend to DE into a few classes last time. I think this schools particular approach is well worth the duckets. Good luck. Call for the new schedule.

          2. Taste and Technique in Fair Haven is great. I have taken many classes here as well as Cook n' Tell in Colts Neck. Both are great!

            http://www.tasteandtechnique.com/

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            1. re: Angelina

              MGP, while researching just be sure you are clear on what you are paying for. Many newcomers to cooking classes arrive surprised that they signed up for a lecture or demonstration; not hands on instruction. Taste & Technique is a lovely company, many of their classes are not hands on. Always good to call and ask.

              1. re: HillJ

                FYI-Taste & Technique instructor Diana Albanese (she is very good) also teaches for Brookdale, while you have to travel to Freehold very often the classes are more reasonably priced.

              2. re: Angelina

                Thank you so much for all the great tips, everyone!