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Making professional cooking skills accessible to everyone
The Online Pastry School is for anyone with a passion for pastry and baking

We have a library of over 40 baking courses and lessons including desserts, cakes, breads and confectionary. These are all taught by top chefs from Michelin starred restaurants and top bakeries around the world.

The lessons are available to watch anytime and with certificates for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, there is something for everyone. There is also a Theory base with everything you need to know about ingredients and techniques.

Beginner Lessons

Who are they for?

Our beginner lessons cover everything you need to know to become a great home baker or kickstart your culinary career
  • Knife skills
  • Preparing fruits
  • How to use gelatine
  • How to fill a piping bag
  • How to make sugar syrup
  • How to prepare vanilla pods
  • How to zest fruit
  • Carrot Cake
  • Banana bread
  • Buttermilnk Panacotta
  • Lemon posset
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Toffee sauce
  • Crème patisserie
  • Yeast and Flour Theory
  • White and brown bread
  • Brioche
  • Crispy flat bread
  • Toffee Cookies
  • Caramel Sauce

Intermediate Lessons 

Who are they for?

Our intermediate lessons focus on more advanced recipes and techniques that can be done at home for keen home cooks and students preparing for a career in a professional kitchen.
  • Lemon meringue Parfait
  • Lime Crème brûlée with
    ginger oats and white chocolate
  • Madeleines au miel
  • Chocolate and peanut cake
  • Doughnuts
  • Scones
  • Honeycomb
  • Sweet pastry
  • Chocolate tart
  • Fruit tart
  • Raspberry and vanilla tart.
  • Vanilla and liquid Caramel
    centre cupcakes
  • Classic victoria Sponge
    Lemon Drizzle cake

Advanced Lessons 

Who are they for?

Our advanced classes are for professional chefs looking to take their skills to the next level. Lessons include advanced desserts, pastries and petit gateaux
  • Black forest dessert
  • Eton mess
  • Hand painted Apple mousse
  • Salted caramel éclairs
  • Praline Macarons
  • Dark chocolate and raspberry cake
  • Exotic cheesecake
  • Chocolate macarons
  • Paris Brest
  • Professional ice cream base
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Membership also comes with support from our chefs, so you can ask questions on demand whenever you need a helping hand.

Marry Bayes // 13:00

I forgot to pick up the peanuts, can I use something else?

Ben Mariner // 13:01

Sure no problem, you could do it with any other nuts. If you don’t have any at all you can also just add 50g extra flour to substitute if needed

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Online Pastry School gift certificate is the perfect gift for any occasion. Not only will our designers create you a personalised gift certificate that can be printed and wrapped, but for a limited time we are offering 50% off our annual gift cards so you will receive 6 months FREE when buying as a gift!
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Meet Your Instructor
Ben Mariner
Ben Mariner is the owner and plated desserts coach at The Online Pastry School.

His Career started at age 13 working at a number of restaurants and boutique hotels in Dorset before earning a full scholarship with The Royal Academy of Culinary arts at just age 16.

After training with the Royal Academy he was sent to one of London’s iconic five star Hotels, The Goring. It was here that Ben’s career started to take shape. After five years at the hotel he progressed to Pastry Chef de Partie, along the way taking part in the preparations for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. This was followed by the honour of cooking for HRH Queen Elizabeth and members of numerous royal families from all corners of the world. T he icing on the cake came in 2013 when the restaurant won its first ever Michelin star since its opening in 1910.

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What Our Students Say
Really enjoying the members area, the weekly prompts have kept me on track when i’ve been slacking!! An amazing resource run by a very knowledgeable team who make everything look easy and lead to great results. Couldn’t recommend more!
Kate Rothwell


An amazing resource for aspiring and experienced pastry chefs. Ben’s recipes provide fresh ideas and the knowledge base teaches the theory that they failed to teach you in culinary school.
Michelea Wadey


Brilliant courses with some amazing desserts. I am so pleased with myself, because I actually made the Apple Mousse and it tasted delicious. Looking forward to creating the Contemporary Apple Crumble, Walnut & Apple Blossom cake… Yummy!
Karen Patterson

CEO - Mix and Blend Catering