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The Baking Academy of Ireland offers a wide range of part-time courses in baking and sugar craft.

Bread Baking Courses

Bread Baking CoursesDo you love the aroma of freshly baked bread, hot and steaming from the oven? Would you like to learn how to make and bake different types of real bread? If the answer too either question is yes - then we have the course for you. We pride ourselves that our courses are rewarding, enjoyable and therapeutic.
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Here is a list of our upcoming bread baking courses:

  1. - BREAD BAKING (including Real Bread; Wholesome; European and Savoury Bread Courses)
  2. - Baking with Sourdough (1 Day)
  3. - Pizza & Flatbreads Workshop

Cake Baking Courses

Cake Baking CoursesBefore 1930 the home made cake was more popular than "bought" cake. Home baking began to decline after the war the sale of packaged cakes increased. We will teach you the basics of good quality homemade cake. Our courses are for everyone, including the enthusiastic amateur and the professional baker. Our cake baking courses are rewarding, enjoyable and really great fun.
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Here is a list of our upcoming courses:

  1. - PETITE CAKES - CHOOSE (a) Tray Bakes; (b) Minature Cakes; (c) Afternoon Tea or (d) Mini Meringues
  2. - CAKE BAKING (including Luxury & Party Cake Courses)
  3. - DESSERTS (including Delightful Desserts & Chocolate Dessert Courses)
  4. - Cupcake Baking - Fun Course (half day)
  5. - French Macaroon (half day)
  6. - AOIFE BAKES (Courses include Paleo, Gluten Free & Sugar Free Baking)

Pastry Baking Courses

Pastry Baking CoursesDoes your pastry always break up when you try to roll it?  Do you find it difficult to make good pastry? Do not despair - we can help you. There are two distinct types of pastry – sweet and savoury. We offer pastry courses covering both types.
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Here is a list of our upcoming pastry baking courses:

  1. - SWEET PASTRY (including (a) Traditional Pastry & (b) Classic Pastry Courses)
  2. - French Patisserie

Sugar Craft – Cake Decoration Courses

Cake Decoration CoursesOnce upon a time all special occasion cakes were decorated using Royal Icing. This type of icing tended to set rock hard and made it extremely difficult to cut the cake.All has now changed and sugar paste has become the preferred medium for cake decoration. Sugar craft is a creative art that can be learned and used to decorate cakes for those special occasions.
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Here is a list of our upcoming cake decoration courses:

  1. - Sugar Craft for Beginners (1 Day)
  2. - Celebration Cake Course (2 Days)
  3. - Piping Skills Course (half day)
  4. - Sugar Flowers Course
  5. - Sharp Edge Rose and Lace Celebration Cake (NEW)

Chocolate Courses

Chocolate CoursesCalling all chocoholics. This is your chance to learn everything there is to know about chocolate. You will learn how to select chocolate and how to temper it correctly.
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Here is a list of our upcoming chocolate courses:

  1. - PETITE CAKES - CHOOSE (a) Tray Bakes; (b) Minature Cakes; (c) Afternoon Tea or (d) Mini Meringues
  2. - CAKE BAKING (including Luxury & Party Cake Courses)
  3. - DESSERTS (including Delightful Desserts & Chocolate Dessert Courses)
  4. - Cupcake Baking - Fun Course (half day)
  5. - French Macaroon (half day)
  6. - AOIFE BAKES (Courses include Paleo, Gluten Free & Sugar Free Baking)

Certificate Courses - 4 Day Courses

Certificate CoursesThis is your chance to complete a certificate in baking.
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Here is a list of our upcoming certificate courses:

  1. - CERTIFICATE in SUGAR CRAFT (4 days)
  2. - BAKING CERTIFICATES (including Introductory; Intermediate & Advanced Courses)

Special Baking Courses

We run some specialised courses during the year. 

Here is a list of our upcoming chocolate courses:

  1. - Baketacular - Child & Adult Baking together
  2. - School Tours and Transition Year Students
  3. - Gift Vouchers - Our Gift Vouchers make the IDEAL Gift!

To book a course, or to request a brochure on a particular course, simply click here. Complete the form and submit - it's that simple.

Upcoming Course Dates

Certificate Courses
CERTIFICATE in SUGAR CRAFT (4 days)
Date: Tuesday, 02 May 2017  - Fee: €525 >>> SuperSaver Fee €425
BAKING CERTIFICATES (including Introductory; Intermediate & Advanced Courses)
Date: Monday, 27 Mar 2017  - Fee: €500 >>> SuperSaver Fee €400
Bread Baking Courses
BREAD BAKING (including Real Bread; Wholesome; European and Savoury Bread Courses)
Date: Thursday, 30 Mar 2017  - Fee: €150>>>>> Super Saver Fee: €110
Baking with Sourdough (1 Day)
Date: Saturday, 01 Apr 2017  - Fee: €150>>>>> Super Saver Fee: €140
Pizza & Flatbreads Workshop
Date: Saturday, 29 Apr 2017  - Fee: €150 SUPER SAVER Fee €125
Cake Baking Courses
PETITE CAKES - CHOOSE (a) Tray Bakes; (b) Minature Cakes; (c) Afternoon Tea or (d) Mini Meringues
Date: Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017  - Fee: €150>>>>> Super Saver Fee: €110
CAKE BAKING (including Luxury & Party Cake Courses)
Date: Saturday, 13 May 2017  - Fee: €150>>>>> Super Saver Fee: €125
DESSERTS (including Delightful Desserts & Chocolate Dessert Courses)
Date: Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017  - Fee: €150. Super Saver Fee: €110
Cupcake Baking - Fun Course (half day)
Date: Monday, 08 May 2017  - Fee: €75 >>>>>> Super Saver Discounted Fee: €60
French Macaroon (half day)
Date: Thursday, 20 Apr 2017  - Fee: €75 >>>>> Super Saver Discounted Fee: €60
AOIFE BAKES (Courses include Paleo, Gluten Free & Sugar Free Baking)
Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017  - Fee: €75 >>>>>> Super Saver discounted Fee: €60
Pastry Baking Courses
SWEET PASTRY (including (a) Traditional Pastry & (b) Classic Pastry Courses)
Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017  - Fee: €150. Super Saver Fee: €100
French Patisserie
Date: Monday, 27 Mar 2017  - Fee: €150. Super Saver Fee: €110
Sugar Craft – Cake Decoration Courses
Sugar Craft for Beginners (1 Day)
Date: Sunday, 02 Apr 2017  Fee: €150. Super Saver Fee: €140
Celebration Cake Course (2 Days)
Date: Thursday, 01 Jun 2017  Fee: €300 >>>>>>> Super Saver discounted Fee: €230
Piping Skills Course (half day)
Date: Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017  Fee: €75. Super Saver Fee: €55
Sugar Flowers Course
Date: Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017  Fee: €150 >>>>>Super Saver Fee €120
Sharp Edge Rose and Lace Celebration Cake (NEW)
Date: Monday, 10 Apr 2017  Fee: €225 Super Saver Discounted Fee: €175
Chocolate Courses
Chocolate Workshop (1 Day)
Date: Saturday, 22 Apr 2017  - Fee: €150. Special Discount Fee: €140
Special Baking Courses
Baketacular - Child & Adult Baking together
Date: Sunday, 09 Apr 2017  - Fee: €65 for both Adult & Child
School Tours and Transition Year Students
Date: TBC  - Fee: €on application