Thursday, May 14, 2009

Work In Progress

My cake class is coming to an end and we have started our final project, constructing and decorating a dummy wedding cake. My team ended up with the only square cake in the class and even though it was more of a pain to cover with fondant, it looks considerably better than if it were a round cake. Here is a picture of the cake before we started adding more decorations to it. The only thing done to it so far is red ribbon was wrapped around it. We are piping designs onto the sides and making red gum paste roses to put on it as well. My team all came up with a really beautiful and elegant design so I am very excited to see how it turns out.

The final project for sugar class is due next week and while I don't have any pictures of it because nothing is assembled as of yet, I can tell you a little about it. We are creating a 3-D pond with a turtle, two fish, lily pads and a water lily. I will post photos as soon as it is finished.

“Never mistake activity for progress.”

Lady In Red

UPDATE: Here they are! The hat desserts for the Red Hat Society are finally done. The luncheon will be this Saturday but we finished the desserts today. The dome is filled with white chocolate mousse and cherries with a slice of cake and all of that is sitting on a large shortbread cookie. The entire thing was then sprayed with red-colored white chocolate and piped with purple buttercream frosting for the ribbon and bow (I was the one responsible for the piping and other classmates did everything else.) We were there until almost 4 this afternoon finishing them and I think they turned out great. I am so excited for the Red Hat Ladies to see them.

“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Order Up!

Last night was our last week of finals in my cooking class and my team was responsible for salad and soups. We did really good and worked so well together. Our chef had nothing but great things to say about my team and he absolutely loved our soup.
This is a California Strawberry & Feta Cheese Salad. We fried the wontons on top and made a lemon vinaigrette dressing.
Up next was soup, and we made an asparagus soup and served it with three slices of crostinis covered in a cream cheese and herb spread. I was the one who drew the "A" for asparagus. We knocked it out of the park. Woohoo!

“A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.”