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1. Baking Basics: How to Make Pastry Cream
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One of the fundamentals of baking is knowing how to make Pastry Cream. If you don't know how yet, don't worry: Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti shows how easy it is and once you learn the basics you can make many different variations. You can substitute granulated sugar for brown sugar or add coffee, cinnamon, rum, or even citrus! The variations are endless. This is a must-watch Grokker Premium video. It'll help you when you want to make Boston Cream pie or even Banana cream pie.
2. Baking Basics: Piping with a Pastry Bag
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Imagine your guests staring at your perfectly piped cake and complimenting you on how beautiful and professional it looks. It's time to stop imagining and start decorating your cake like a pastry chef! In this Grokker Premium video, Executive Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti demonstrates how to pipe with a pastry bag and impress all your guests. So grab a pastry bag, a standard piping tip, and let Chef Emily teach you the tricks to transform your cakes.
3. Baking Basics: How to Cut a Cake Like a Pro
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Piece of Cake? Learn how a pastry professional gets the perfect slice in this Grokker Premium video in the Baking Basics collection by Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti.
4. Baking Basics: Making Fluffy Whipped Cream
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Learn how to make perfectly whipped cream, and how to fix it when it goes wrong! Pastry chef Emily Luchetti of San Francisco's Farallon and Waterbar Restaurants teaches you her secret to light, luscious whipped cream in this Grokker Premium video.
5. Expert Tip: Rolling Cookie Dough into Logs
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Here's a trick that will be really helpful if you're a cookie baker. It'll give your cookies a nice uniform size, plus it's a great way to store your dough overnight or in the freezer to have fresh-baked cookies anytime. Grokker Premium video in the Baking Basics collection by Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti.
6. Christmas: Side Dishes and Turtle Pumpkin Pie
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Thanksgiving dinner is at your sister's house this year. Let us give thanks! Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens shares ideas for what you can bring to Thanksgiving dinner and how to get it there it there in one piece.
7. Expert Tip: Rolling the Perfect Pie Crust
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Making your own pie crust is the easy part; rolling it out and knowing how to create beautiful pies and tarts is where you need a professional's advice! In this Grokker premium video Executive Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti shares her techniques for handling pie crust dough to create the most elegant looking finished desserts. So pick up your rolling pin and learn how to handle your pie dough with confidence with these great tips.
8. Expert Tip: Piping "Happy Birthday" on a Cake
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Learn how to write a message on a cake without any special equipment. Emily Luchetti demonstrates how to make a simple cake-writing tool with parchment paper and use it to write "happy birthday" on a cake. Premium video in the Baking Basics series by Emily Luchetti.
9. How to Make Sugar Flowers | Cake Decorations
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Learn how to make sugar flowers for cake decorating a birthday cake, a wedding cake, a cupcake, or a plain old chocolate cake.
10. Fondant - How To Make Roses
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Looking for a instructional video on How To Form Fondant Roses? This suitable tutorial explains precisely how it's done, and will help you get good at cake decorating. Enjoy this guide from the world's most comprehensive library of free factual video content online.
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