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CulArts-127 - Principles of Baking - Cindy Schwanke

Course:Principles of Baking
Professor:Cindy Schwanke
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


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My name is Cindy Schwanke and I will be your Chef Instructor for this Bake class. This is a fun and delicious class. We learn about the science of baking and we make some delicious baked goods for you to take home.

I have been teaching this class for over 14 years here at the college. It is one of my favorite classes and I hope it will be yours. 

Course Description

We cover all the basics of baking from bread to muffins to fruit tarts. Everyday we bake and cover a good amount of baking skills and techniques.

The first hour of class we will lecture and the later part of class will be in the kitchens.

What to Expect in this Course

We do use Canvas in this class, The quizzes and assignments are all done on Canvas. There is a fair amount of reading and writing involved in this class.

You will be baking everyday and you can take all your bakes home to share with family and friends.

Types of Assessments

Quizzes and assignments

Textbook Information

On Baking 4th edition by Sarah Labensky

Other Relevant Course Information

You will need a chef coat, houndstooth pants , COC hat and non slip shoes. All of these items can be purchased at the bookstore on campus or you can source your own. 

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Last updated: 07/21/2021 Sub#: 398