Pastry Arts Curriculum

We at Living Light have discovered the best way to a cooked-food lover's heart is dessert! If you are excited about expanding your gourmet raw culinary skills or becoming a raw food pastry chef, this certification is right for you: Pastry Arts-Unbaked! Certification.

If you are a certified graduate of Living Light Culinary Institute, we welcome you back for the opportunity to expand your culinary repertoire into the pastry arts and desserts. If you are starting your culinary adventure, we highly recommend this course in basic pastry arts and gourmet desserts.


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Pastry Arts—Unbaked!™

WeddingCakeFrostingClose-upWhat better way to capture converts than by showing them the potential of the raw food lifestyle through the magic of delicious desserts that look and taste cooked? This power-packed 4-day culinary program focuses on gourmet raw vegan dessert production through a combination of theory, culinary demos, and practical hands-on training. Students learn the principles involved in the use of binders, thickeners, emulsifiers and gelling agents, and how to choose the right sweeteners and fats for a variety of classic pies, cakes, frostings, cream fillings, and candies. Students learn to create a variety of professional looking and sublime tasting gluten-free gourmet raw vegan desserts that tantalize the palate without compromising health. Discover the secrets of making exquisite raw desserts that taste as good as or better than famous cooked desserts. It’s the surest way to capture the imagination and captivate the taste buds of friends and family!

Explore the fabulous world of raw desserts and advanced pastry artistry. Learn to create extraordinary gourmet sweet confections that tantalize the eyes and the palate. Here are a few examples of some of the classic desserts frequently made during this sweets course:

  • Tiramisu
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
  • California Mudslide Pie
  • Key Lime Pie with Coconut Meringue
  • Chocolate Coconut Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • Chocolate Pecan Bars
  • Lemon Poppyseed Cake
  • Chocolate Truffles

All desserts are non-dairy, gluten-free, and contain no white sugar.

Tuition: $1,375

Prerequisite: Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training Certification™ is the prerequisite to this advanced, hands-on pastry arts course. Pastry Arts-Unbaked!™ is also a required course for the Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification™.

Required Text: Angel Foods and The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! both by Cherie Soria, and The Flavor Bible (books not included in tuition cost). These items may be purchased at the Living Light Marketplace upon your arrival or you can shop online ahead of your course start date.

Additional Information: Tuition includes course materials. During this hands-on course, you will need a chef coat, chef hat, and a set of knives (Chef knife, paring knife and cleaver or coconut opening knife at the minimum. We also recommend a serrated knife.) We suggest additional chef coats and an apron.

You may receive a discount for this class if you register for our training package which includes this course.

Would you like more information about becoming a Living Light Student? Contact an enrollment advisor today: call (800) 816-2319 or (707) 964-2420, Skype, or Email...they would love to help you! You can also click here to schedule a personalized phone or Skype consultation at your convenience.

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