Venetian desserts baking class

From the indulgent tiramisu to the mouth-watering bussolai, discover the history and tradition behind some of the most classic Venetian baking recipes, and gain hands-on experience in making them yourself.


Cost: £125 per person (including drinks and booking fees)

Type: in-person, small class of maximum 8 people. Private class booking for groups of up to 12 people also available.

Duration: 4 hours (including time to enjoy some of treats together)

Age minimum: Adults only (18+).

Skill level: no baking experience required

Venue: Brixton Windmill, Windmill Gardens, Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5DA

Class details

Join us for a delicious baking class where you’ll learn the techniques to create some of the most beloved Venetian treats and desserts.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, this class is perfect for anyone who has a passion for baking and wants to explore the rich flavours of Venetian cuisine.

Indulge in the delights of traditional Venetian baking during this culinary adventure through the heart of Venice.

This baking class will provide you with hands-on experience in creating some of Venice’s most beloved delicacies. Learn how to make the famous tiramisu from scratch, and discover how to perfect some of the most traditional Venetian bakes, such as zaleti or sfogliatine.

Once you’ve mastered the baking process, it’s time to savor your creations alongside a delicious sgroppino, a classic digestif lemon sorbet.

Sample menu (class will focus on 3 different recipes – plus 1 alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink! – such as):

  • tiramisu
  • bussolai biscuits
  • baci in gondola meringues kisses
  • sfogliatine (glazed puff pastry) and zabaione cream
  • zaleti biscuits
  • ‘sgroppino’ (traditional alcoholic/non-alcoholic lemon sorbet)
  • and much more (also based on seasonal ingredients).
  • refreshments (tea and coffee)
  • all the ingredients and utensils required for the class
  • making of three different bakes
  • making of traditional lemon sorbets
  • time to enjoy the food and drinks prepared together
  • a thank you for joining surprise gift.

This class may require you to work in pairs and you may be paired up with another individual for some activities.

Special dietary requirements and food allergies:

Please inform us in advance and prior to confirming your booking of any allergies, disabilities, diabetes, pregnancy, epilepsy, learning difficulties etc.

Should you have a special dietary requirement, please send us a message before booking your class. Although we are unable to tailor our course content for all special dietary requirements, we would be happy to discuss the class schedule and try to accommodate your needs.


It is essential you arrive promptly for your class. If you are late, please be aware that the class may have started. Wherever possible, we will allow you to join in, however if you have missed essential parts of the class, this may not be an option. A refund will not be provided in this instance.


The Venetian Kitchen will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions left unattended during the class.

  • Cancellations:

We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to change the date of your booking. Please give us as much notice as possible in order for us to refund or transfer your booking.

  • bookings cancelled more than 30 days prior to class date will be fully refunded, or alternatively you may request to transfer your booking to another date free of charge

  • bookings cancelled between 30 and 7 days prior to class date are subject to 50% cancellation fee and are not transferable to another date

  • bookings cancelled less than 7 days prior to class date and no-shows are subject to 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations by The Venetian Kitchen:

The Venetian Kitchen is entitled to cancel any class at any time subject to the repayment of any fees received in respect of the class or the part of the class which has been cancelled.

In the unlikely event of cancellation of a class by ourselves, we undertake to offer a suitable transfer to an alternative date or class, or the above stated refund  of the class fees. 

We cannot be held liable for any third-party costs, such as travel bookings or accommodation with hotels other than our own.


All refunds are made to the source of the initial payment, ie. fees paid by a credit card can only be refunded to the same card.

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