Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Six months later...

So about six months ago I told you I was dropping everything, moving country, and going to pastry school. Well, I did, and I spent six months creating breads, cookies, cakes, tarts, mousses, petit fours, chocolate truffles, candies, decorated cakes and even some pulled sugar. And last week, I had a week-long exam to test everything I'd learned over the semester. Here's a look back:

For the final test, I created a strawberry apple tart (far left), a white chocolate praline mousse cake covered in chocolate glaze (back left), chocolate orange truffles (back center) cinnamon rugelach dusted with powdered sugar (back right) multi-grain rosemary rye bread (far right) and strawberry-kiwi tartlets with strawberry creme legere. Everything else on the table, was made by someone else - yes, I ate too much. 

Here are a few other creations from the past six months:

(Lopsided) chocolate yeast rugelach.

Orange chocolate danishes - from a previous exam.

Cream puffs...

...with flair.


Opera cake - layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream and covered in chocolate glaze.

8 comments:

  1. With flair! I love it. Mmmmm...Opera Cake sounds awesome. Dang. It's barely 08:00 and I'm ready for some good eats!

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  2. Yummmmm! And beautiful too! Congrats on accomplishing something you wanted to do .....and with flair!

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  3. ALL THINGS FOR ME TO EAT WHEN YOU RETURN.

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  4. They look delicious! Hope you did well on the exam

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  5. COULD ANY OF THESE RECIPES BE CONNVERTED TO USING GLUTEN FREE FLOUR TY CONGRATIONS ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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  6. wow, everything looks amazing, especially the little chocolate cakes.

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  7. Would LOVE to see recipes for opera cakes!

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  8. Looks fantastic!!

    ~Shira

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