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Special Occasion Desserts by Nicolas Boussin

Nicolas
Boussin

Pastry Chef, Champion of France, MOF

Learn to make delicious festive desserts

After this course:

  • See how the French champion works and discover the techniques and methods he uses to create his legendary desserts
  • Learn how to make 8 legendary chef’s signature pastries: bûches, brioches, cakes and tea-cakes that will grace any celebration
  • Make puff yeast and buttery yeast dough for brioche, classic choux pastry and 4 types of sponges
  • Apprehend how to assemble layered cakes and tea-cakes carefully, decorate pastries in a modern and sophisticated way with drawings, cream and chocolate decor

Who is this course for?

  • Pastry learners who want to take their mastery to a new level

You want to get professional skills and knowledge, prove them by a certificate and apply in your career or business

  • Coffee shops, pastry shops or home bakeries owners

You are looking for festive pastries which will attract new customers with their look and make them come back again and again with their taste

  • Pastry professionals interested in NICOLAS BOUSSIN’s personality and pastry concept

You want to understand how the chef creates his cakes, try his original pastries and learn to make a variety of pastries from his collection

KICACourse details
12 months
Access to the video classes and recipes
8 Classes
Step-by-step video guides
Workbook
The recipes in printable PDF format
Course chat
3 months of support from Pastry instructors from the day of purchase
Course Language
Audio: English, Subtitles: English
Certificate
Signed by the course author
Program
buche pina colada cake decorated with white chocolate fans, a few passion fruit nappage drops, lime zest, fresh coconut shavings and the chocolate log squares side view
Buche Pina Colada
pavlova cake decorated with the mascarpone cream and blueberries in a cut view
Pavlova Cake by Nicolas Boussin
tiramisu cake decorated with the mascarpone decorative cream and dark chocolate feathers close view
Tiramisu Cake
fraisier iconique cake decorated with mascarpone and fresh strawberries in a cur view
Fraisier Iconique
several floraison choux pastries decorated with icing sugar and cream
Floraison Choux Pastry
dijon gateaux decorated with white chocolate in a close view
Dijon Gateaux
tatin buche decorated with mascarpone cream and dried vanilla pod
Tatin Buche
old fashioned king's brioche decorated with sliced almonds
Old Fashioned King’s Brioche
Lesson Plan
01:
Aurora sponge
4 min
02:
Poached pineapple cubes
3 min
03:
Pineapple compote
6 min
04:
Exotic cocktail cremeux
6 min
05:
Coconut mousse
2 min
06:
Glucose meringue
3 min
07:
Nappage spraying
1 min
08:
Decorative mascarpone cream
5 min
09:
Untempered white chocolate fan
4 min
10:
Tempered white chocolate log squares
10 min
11:
Coconut shavings
1 min
12:
Passion fruit decorative nappage
1 min
13:
Coconut&lime zest
1 min
14:
Assembling and decorating the pina colada logs
21 min
Lesson Plan
01:
Gelatin mass
1 min
02:
Neutral gel (nappage)
1 min
03:
Decorative mascarpone cream
4 min
04:
Preparing the molds
1 min
05:
Swiss meringue
10 min
06:
Lychee crémeux
5 min
07:
Meringue crumbs
2 min
08:
French meringue
5 min
09:
Raspberry and blackberry compote
3 min
10:
Red berry nappage
2 min
11:
Preparing for assembling
1 min
12:
Assembling the pavlova cakes
7 min
Lesson Plan
01:
Shortbread
5 min
02:
Ladyfingers sponge
6 min
03:
Coffee soaking syrup
7 min
04:
Mascarpone mousse
5 min
05:
Decorative mascarpone cream
4 min
06:
Coffee caramel
4 min
07:
Coffee nappage
3 min
08:
Chocolate brush strips
6 min
09:
Dark chocolate feathers
2 min
10:
Assembling
11 min
Lesson Plan
01:
Pink chiffon sponge cake
9 min
02:
Wild strawberry compote
7 min
03:
Orange mascarpone mousse
7 min
04:
Decorative mascarpone cream
4 min
05:
Raspberry red nappage
1 min
06:
Chocolate decoration
3 min
07:
Iconic strawberry decoration and filling
5 min
08:
Assembling and decorating
9 min
Lesson Plan
01:
Breton shortbread
4 min
02:
Old-fashioned praline
7 min
03:
Almond & sugar topping
2 min
04:
Choux dough
6 min
05:
Custard
3 min
06:
Cold meringue
3 min
07:
Paris-brest cream
2 min
08:
Assembling
5 min
Lesson Plan
01:
Cigarette paste
12 min
02:
Sponge
5 min
03:
Syrup for soaking
3 min
04:
Blackcurrant confit
2 min
05:
Whipped almond ganache
3 min
06:
Decorative mascarpone cream
4 min
07:
Glaze
1 min
08:
Decoration
12 min
09:
Assembling
10 min
Lesson Plan
01:
Decorative mascarpone cream
5 min
02:
Joconde sponge
5 min
03:
Tatin-style apples
10 min
04:
Buckwheat crumble
5 min
05:
Reconstructed buckwheat crumble
4 min
06:
Assembling
21 min
07:
Decorating
2 min
Lesson Plan
01:
Almond paste cubes with candied fruit
4 min
02:
Old-fashioned brioche dough
12 min
03:
Macaronade icing
1 min
04:
Old-fashioned king’s brioche decoration
1 min
05:
Assembly
5 min
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In what language is the course available?

All courses are currently available only in English.


Do the videos have subtitles?

Yes, we provide subtitles in English for better comprehension and accessibility.


Can I access course materials on multiple devices?

Yes, all course materials are accessible across many devices: computers, tablets, laptops, and phones.


Do I need any specialized tools/ingredients to take a course?

You can check the PDF file of tools and ingredients for this course. If you don’t have some of the ingredients or tools, write in the course chat for recommendations on possible replacements.

Learning process and certification questions

What if I have any questions during the learning process?

All course participants have access to the learning platform where they can post their work, ask the instructor any questions, and exchange their thoughts and experiences with other students.


What level of pastry background is required?

The applicants with any level of pastry background are accepted.


Where can I buy specialized tools and ingredients?

Find all the necessary pastry ingredients in our list of TOP pastry online stores.


What kind of certificate do I get?

You will receive a certificate of successful completion of the course in English from KICA Academy.


How can I obtain the course certificate?

You receive a certificate of successful completion of the course in case of submission of all the tasks in time of the course.


Can my course certificate be used for job applications?

As a rule, your experience, skills and a Certificate that confirms it - is enough for an employer.

The ordering process questions

What payment methods do you offer?

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How can I get a refund if the course materials do not meet my expectations?

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Can I pay for the course in installments?

We do not provide this type of service for this course.


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Where can I leave my review about the course?

You can leave the reviews and your pastry photos on the course page from your account after buying the course.


What is the difference between professional recipes and free amateur ones from the Internet? 

Our recipes are made by professional pastry chefs, tested multiple times, aiming for consistent and high-quality results. Recipes from the Internet may vary more as they are often shared based on personal experiences and preferences. The outcomes can vary in different situations. 


Can I access course materials and videos after completing the course?

You will have access to the course materials during the year after the purchase.


When can I purchase the extent of the course? 

You will have an opportunity to purchase the extent of the course during 6 months after the end of the course.