Welcome to The Dessert Lab

Elevate your plated dessert game.

The Dessert Lab platform is now closed, but don't worry, we have an exciting new project focused on plated desserts in the works.

If you want to stay updated and be the first to know about it, sign up here: https://plateddessertnewsletter.myflodesk.com/thedessertlab
See you soon!
-Ilaria Marzullo👩‍🍳

We bring together pastry chefs specialised in plated dessert to share our creativity and skills, so that we can inspire each other to push boundaries in our craft and create stunning desserts.

At The Dessert Lab, you are not alone.

You will learn and grow your pastry skills through structured online courses, interactive recipes, video tutorials, monthly themes, exclusive content, and a thriving online pastry chef community.

The Dessert Lab is the perfect place for anyone looking to learn more about pastry and plated desserts. 

With 18 different topics representing the many different components of plated desserts (Sponges, Namelaka's, Cremeux, Ganaches, Mirror glazes and so much more), you'll be sure to find tons of helpful recipes and tips.

 New content is added every week, so you'll always have something new to try. And who knows - you might even be inspired to create your own delicious dessert masterpiece!

Every first of the month, we explore a new dessert theme, with new recipes, tutorials, and tips. Each theme will be accompanied by a challenge (don't worry, it's not mandatory to participate!) to help inspire your ideas and creativity.

In the past, we've covered: "Reinventing Classic desserts" and "Monochromatic desserts".

You’ll also find a number of prompts and conversational topics to help you gain information & learn from other chefs and dessert lovers.

May's theme ✨ "Monochromatic desserts"

July's theme ✨ “Work hard, breakfast harder

Why Themes? 

Themes help you level up your pastry skills and have fun.
They provide an opportunity to break out of your comfort zone and connect with likeminded individuals who share your passion.
Whether you want to participate in the themes to help you branch out beyond your current pastry level or to experience new techniques and socialise together, themes will help you get there! 

With a video tutorial, you can follow along step-by-step, and see exactly how the dish is supposed to look. No more guessing whether you're doing it right! 

You can learn new techniques, or just see how a dessert is supposed to come together. 

And if you're stuck, you can always pause the video and rewind. So next time you're feeling adventurous in the kitchen, why not try following a video recipe? It might just be the key to success.

Do you ever think about how to make the best macarons? Or which thermometer is better for a particular preparation? Or when a Choux is ready to take out from the oven? Or how to substitute dark chocolate in a mousse?

Glad to hear it! -You'll also find a whole Topic dedicated to the best “tips or tricks” for a whole host of pastry-related subjects.

While some bakers are natural-born cooks who have always been comfortable in the kitchen, others may be more hesitant to start baking without some guidance. That's why we're so excited to share new "tips & tricks" every week in our community for you.

Whether you're a baking beginner or a seasoned pro, be sure to check out our community every week - you might just learn something new.

Let's face it, we've all been there; trying to make the perfect dessert, and instead creating the perfect disaster! -But that's okay, it's all part of the process! We want to see your best and worst attempts and we promise to share
the sweetness with you.

 You'll find specially curated Rooms such as: “Hobbies”, “Breaking Bread”, “Cookbook club”, “Chocolate makes” and even a “Meme Room”.

Share all you want in these rooms as they're made specifically for interesting off-topic discussions amongst all members.

To learn, share and be part of a thriving, engaging pastry chef & dessert lover community that supports your sweet discoveries and to have fun on this journey together!

Take it from our members, it's a fantastic place to be!

Here are just a few examples of what beautiful desserts our members have shared on TDL!

Social media… we’re something so much better.
  • No annoying ads or distractions.
  • No sponsored posts and no influencer fakeness. 
  • No rigged algorithm to be at the mercy of.

At The Dessert Lab, you’ll connect with a like-minded community of aspiring pastry chefs, where genuine interactions reign, and your unique contributions add value to every member's experience.