The Journey of An Aspiring Pastry Chef

A bittersweet recipe for success

  • 9th November
    2011
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  • 7th November
    2011
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  • 7th November
    2011
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Day 025.

  1. Chef made a Zugar Kirsch Torte in class with japonais biscuits. I’m not a big fan of Kirsch so naturally I didn’t like it all that much.
  2. We had to do cake build #2 today. I started off bad and it just all went downhill from there. My leveling was off and I don’t know what I was thinking and started to build it the wrong way and the cake ended up falling apart while I tried to fix it. Didn’t get to finish icing it let alone piping the borders and fine piping with chocolate on it. So, that happened…but it’s okay. Shit happens.
  3. Then, we learned about décor meringue and chef demonstrated meringue mushrooms. She’s making a buche de noel tomorrow aka a yule log. I thought it was funny because I was just watching Martha Stewart’s Holiday DVD that my mom got me and she did the same recipe. 
  4. Meringue mushrooms look like something from Mario Kart…they look like Toad’s head. lolol
  5. She also demonstrated chocolate mousse and made a Concorde cake, which was designed for Air France’s Concorde airplane a while ago.