Hi my dear blog!
Miss me yet?
*laughs* Yes...I've been busy with school; getting to know new people and places; and loving my new kitchen aid of course.... wait a minute;... that doesn't mean I don't love you no more though; don't be upset my precious journal. I'm here now; that's all that matters :)
I have to show you what we've been doing in class recently!
Remember how I was excited about starting wedding cakes with Chef James this week?
Well.. it was AWeSOME!
He had us started with a small 9 inch cake tier; we layered it with flavoured buttercream; and boy was it yummY! I had mine is pistachio cream!We then learnt to fondant the layers to create a smooth and flat surface to begin our decorating. A flat white sugary canvas! I was thrilled to learn and pick up new techniques in covering cakes by watching my talented Chef drape over his fondant. He really is incredibly skilled. The Master!~A full day of flower making and petal dusting later... my handsome Chef showed us different styles of flower paste ribbons and basic decorating techniques. With just a tiny bit of ribbon and a pizza wheeler; he created a stylish birthday cake topped with orchids. It wasn't long before he had the whole class churning out beautiful and elegant cake designs.I was in awe...and clueless about all things 'ribbon-ny'. Its the little basic things and the minimalist designs that stump me the most. I attempted one ribbon; and went ahead with making something completely different with my cake.Chef James mustn't have been very happy with my inability to follow instructions. *sigh* I was sorry for not trying to stay on the guided path... my imagination and fingers often rule my spontaneous creations. I wish I had been more disciplined. There are times when people are expected to create; and times when they are expected to re-create. Its something I truly need to focus on differentiating.So what exactly is the deal with this 'Grand' finish I speak about on my title? Well; we're doing a full 3 tiered wedding cake next week! our assignment is to design one this weekend! I'm so excited!!