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Introducing our membership program, Level-UP. One brand new, modern cake decorating course per month to help you take your game from competent cake maker to trendsetter. 

The key isn’t knowing how to do 10 different things. It’s knowing how to achieve 10 different things from doing ONE thing.

This isn’t about YOU being versatile. It’s not about requiring YOU to be able to adapt to many different functions or activities.

It’s the other way around.

This is about the versatility of your cake recipes and processes. It’s about having ONE recipe that can be adapted for many situations and requirements.

Build a baking system that does the heavy lifting so you don’t have to, today!

Does this sound like you?

Your cake recipes are all different.

The vanilla cake recipe uses butter, but the chocolate cake uses oil and the red velvet cake requires buttermilk. Don’t even get started on the cupcake recipes. There are way too many processes and methods to learn and master, you just cannot keep up! Everything just takes way too long..

You spend too much money on ingredients.

You have to stock every ingredient under the sun just to make a few different flavours. Butter, oil, buttermilk, cocoa, white sugar, brown sugar, milk etc, they all add up. Oh, it’s not just the money. It’s the storage space too! Your pantry is bursting at the seams and it’s driving you mad..

You struggle to plan, maintain quality & set expectations.

When someone asks ‘what do your cakes taste like?’, you freeze because the answer involves relaying a full essay. ‘Well, the chocolate cake tastes like a mud cake and the vanilla is lighter, like a sponge…’

Having too many different recipes mean you can’t properly plan, bake, maintain quality and & set consistent expectations for your clients..

Spoiler alert,

Baking doesn't have to be that hard!

INTRODUCING

The

Versatile Baker

A comprehensive online course that helps you streamline your baking system in order to produce consistent results, every single time.

All recipes use 6 core ingredients:

ONE base recipe:

Here's what you'll learn

01

The science behind the baking process.​

Baking is a science, and you cannot master it unless you possess the fundamental knowledge of how that science works.

You’ll learn everything you need to know about the different styles of cakes, the role of each ingredient, the baking process, the role of heat as well as kitchen management and more.

02

The streamlined DTC baking system.​

There’s a reason for everything we do at DTC and the reason is always efficiency.

You’ll come out of this with an in-depth understanding of our extremely efficient baking system, sizing and serving system and more. These systems will help you cut your time in the kitchen in half and double your result at every stage in the baking process.

03

The flavour development process.​

You’ll get access to our famous DTC Vanilla Cake recipe as well as 15+ other flavour variation recipes and flavour pairing recommendations.

You’ll also equip yourself with easy to follow guidelines that will help you develop your own flavours.

Imagine,

You'll no longer have to:

TELL ME MORE!

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Reviews

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Absolutely worth doing!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 30, 2023

I have found this course to be extremely useful for streamlining my baking and improving my understanding of the science behind the process. All recipes that I have tested have produced consistent results and most importantly taste delicious. I am now much more confident about tweaking and developing my own recipes. Highly recommended! Thanks Thao 😁.

Leesa Ivey

Amazing

Rated 5 out of 5
January 18, 2023

The versatile baker was the system I have been looking for for so long.

The recipes and techniques are the foundation of my business. I love within with them every day. Thank you so much Thao for all the work and love you put into this course.

Babette

Versatile Baker

Rated 5 out of 5
January 12, 2023

The Versatile Baker course is such a game changer! It is so well thought out and presented and full of lots of easy to follow steps and includes many tips and tricks to help up your baking game.

It is definitely worth the investment and I feel a lot more confident in my baking skills with now only having to refer to a single a base recipe that I can slightly tweak to turn into a whole new flavour profile.

I can’t thank you enough Thao, you are amazing for sharing your knowledge with us , your courses are beyond amazing!

Natasha

The Versatile Baker course

Rated 5 out of 5
January 11, 2023

I absolutely love and enjoy the versatality of this in detail course. The tips and beautiful explanations on the wgat and what not to di is so helpful. I am a hobby baker. The caramel cake gets so many compliments. I just had to buy the salted caramel course as well. Thanks a million DTC, your recipes are delicious and easy to follow

Hetsie van Zyl

The Versatile Baker – Excellent

Rated 5 out of 5
December 13, 2022

It took me a while to finally invest in the Don’t Tell Charles course but so glad I did. It was so worth it. The versatility makes life so much easier and the actual flavours are delicious. I love that the shopping list is simple and consistent. The course is comprehensive but super easy to follow. The level of detail and available support is beyond any other recipes I’ve tried.

And I’ve never received any complaints!

Happy Baking!

Janelle

Comprehensive

Rated 5 out of 5
December 10, 2022

I had been looking at this course for a while and finally took the plunge. The course is pretty comprehensive and detailing some of the why as well as the what and how. First bake from it was the vanilla cupcakes and to be honest I didn’t expect them to be much different from my regular cupcakes, I was wrong. They are a little sweeter than I would like however the crumb is very tender and the texture is great.

Senga Dent

15+

Flavour Variations

15+ flavour variations included and a guideline to help you create more.

35+

Recipe Cards

Cakes, cupcakes, baked donuts, donut ganache glazes, simple syrups & fillings recipes. 

4

Specialty Substitutions

Gluten-free, egg-free, lactose-free and dairy-free substitutions. 

A SNAP SHOT OF THE

Flavour

Variations

Earl Grey

Vanilla

Chocolate

Lemon
Orange

Red Velvet

Caramel

Matcha

Banana

Spice

Chai Tea

Coffee

Coconut
+ more

Hey there,

I’m Thao, the founder of Don’t Tell Charles and your course instructor. My passion is to help aspiring cake makers achieve success by working smarter, not harder.

I started my cake making journey as a home baker back in 2012. In my 10 years as a modern cake designer, I’ve been through it all. I’ve done the hard slog, wasted years making mistakes (and learnt heaps from them), so I know what you’re going through and how it feels. I’m here to shorten the journey for you, to give you tried and true, expert advice you can trust.

It’s the reason why I created this course, and continue to improve and update its content. The recipes and system herein have been tested for over ten years, and have been proven by hundreds of our students to dramatically cut down the time spent testing, planning and baking. This also means an increase in enjoyment before, during and after the baking process.

I know taking the first step is always the hardest, but I also know that you can do it.  I’m rooting for you!

To your cake making success.

Thao x

Who is this course for?

Whether you own a cake business or are a hobby baker who makes cakes for friends and family, this course will completely change your baking life for the better. Higher efficiency in a business means better productivity and increased profits. And higher efficiency in general? It means less time mucking about, stressing, second guessing and more time for fulfilling things like growing your skillset.

We got you!

How about lifetime support?

HAVE QUESTIONS? WE GOT ANSWERS

FAQs

The course contains video, presentation and written materials that have been thoroughly prepared for you to be able to consume in your own time. There is no live aspect to the course except the support. As in, when you ask a question in the course or in the FB group, you’ll get an answer from Thao and other fellow students in real time. 

You can enroll now to take advantage of the limited time offer and start the course whenever you’re ready. It is a self-paced course, which means you can go through it at a pace that suits YOU. The plus side is, it doesn’t matter when you do the course, your access to support is there when you need it. 

DTC cakes are similar in texture to butter or pound cakes, somewhere in the middle between a sponge and a mud cake. They are not too heavily dense nor too light, a perfect structure to team with buttercream.

At DTC, nothing is just a recipe. Vanilla cake recipes are aplenty on the Internet. What makes ours special is the fact that it forms the basis for a whole entire baking system. If the vanilla cake on its own is a 10, the whole DTC baking system is a 100. Everything we teach form a cohesive system that are designed to give you ‘long term’ success. For this reason, the DTC Vanilla Cake isn’t available as a standalone recipe. 

However, if you would like to try one of our cake recipes, check out The Perfect Chocolate Cake. 

DTC cakes have amazing structure, and are not only perfect with buttercream. They are also great with ganache, for carving or with fondant covers. 

The cupcake and baked donut recipes use the same core ingredients and method,  just different oven settings and baking temperature. We did say maximum efficiency guaranteed!

The vanilla cake recipe is the same in both courses. However, The Versatile Baker goes into much more depth about the recipe itself in terms of purpose, adaptability and flavour making system. Think of Buttercream Cake Mastery as your one stop shop to learn about how to make a modern buttercream cake from start to finish and The Versatile Baker as a more specialised study about baking and flavour making.

Buttercream Cake Mastery helps you build the right modern buttercream cake making foundation. It is an A-Z course that covers baking as one of its modules (DTC vanilla cake recipe included). However, The Versatile Baker goes into a lot more depth regarding the science behind the baking process and the DTC baking system. The only overlapping information between the two courses are the DTC Vanilla Cake recipe and some basic baking knowledge.

For a comprehensive comparison of the two courses, click here.

Our team has worked extremely hard to ensure that the content included in this course is as detailed and beneficial to as many people as possible. However, we do understand that everyone’s learning style is different. This is why we offer a 7 Day Money Back Guarantee. You can take a look around the course, check out our PDFs and videos to familiarise yourself with our teaching method. If you decide that this course isn’t for you, just send us an email within 7 days of purchasing the course. We will ask you to complete a short questionnaire and then process your refund.  Simple as that!

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