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Well folks, we’ve come to the end of another school block, so you know what that means.  More culinary school snapshots!!

The cakes section was a ton of fun and incredibly informative (if not down right confusing sometimes – there are so many different kinds of cakes and icings, and each one is only a tiny bit different from the other).

Here are a few pics from my adventures in cake making.  Enjoy!

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing and marzipan carrots

German chocolate cake

Traditional yule log with meringue mushrooms and marzipan holly


Chocolate peanut butter and Coconut cupcakes

Sacher torte

Chocolate mousse joconde cake

Tiramisu cake

Lime and black pepper rice pudding dacquoise cake

Espresso mousse joconde mini cake

Petit fours – carrot cake, red velvet cake and traditional raspberry

More petit fours – opera torte, dulce de leche and macarons

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Culinary School Snapshots

I had mentioned a few posts ago that my wonderful husband finally convinced me to go to culinary school so, I thought I would give a quick update on how it is going.

In a word – AMAZING!

I’ve been wondering for so long what I’m going to ‘be when I grow up’.  It really kept me up at night.  Not anymore!  I’ve never been so passionate or eager to learn about something than I am with baking.  I find myself reading ahead in my textbooks for fun and (not to toot my own horn or anything) currently have a 4.0 average.

Below are snapshots of a few things we’ve made in class.  I may post recipes later, but they’re all measured in grams (instead of cups) and I’m not sure how many of my faithful readers have kitchen scales.  For now, please enjoy the pics.

Yeasted Dinner Rolls

French Bread

Classic White Sandwich Bread

Croissants

Assorted Danish

Apple Pie

I hope you enjoyed the pics!  Please feel free to comment below if you would like any of the recipes.  I’d be happy to email them.

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