If your teenage dream is to work in a professional pastry kitchen, or you just love the idea of developing your sweet skills, your time has arrived. This intense, inspiring class for 13- to 18-year-olds teaches pastry arts techniques needed to conquer the kitchen. This class requires no prior pastry experience.

Each student receives personal attention and guidance, from the same instructors who train our adult pastry arts career students. Every day is a true hands-on experience, beginning with your first lesson where you start baking right away.


Spend five weekday sessions exploring various pastry arts techniques. After the week-long course is completed, ICC teen graduates are equipped with the ability to create tarts with delicious crusts and fillings, batch freeze custards for ice cream, decorate with piping and more.

  • creaming and cutting butter
  • using leavening agents
  • creating fillings
  • meringues
  • buttercreams
  • decorative techniques using fondant, marzipan and chocolate
  • piping
  • freezing custards
  • plating individual desserts

Day 1: Breakfast day
Day 2: Tart day
Day 3: Cupcake day
Day 4: Pâte à choux day
Day 5: “Ice Cream Social”

  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

Note: Students must be at least 13 years of age and have parental approval.

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.