Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I made some candy in class.

We had to temper chocolate, heat sugar to different temperatures to create different textures, fill truffles and make marzipan fruit. It was al very interesting and fun.

Oh yeah, it was tasty too.

We made French truffles, Swiss truffles, kiwi jellies, nougat, caramels coated in chocolate, French macaroons, coconut macaroons, almond florentines, pecan brittle, and marzipan flavored fruit shapes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Some of my Creations

I don't have any demos to give you, but here are a few things I made at school in the last few weeks.

Right now i'm in the Advanced Pattiserie and Baking class, and for the first week we made some cakes.

This is a chocolate ganache cake with hazelnut japonais, which is a meringue disk.

This is a lemon cake with lemon custard in the middle and lemon buttercream frosting.

Here is an ice sculpture a few of us made in class.

And my melon carving. This whole thing was done with a paring knife.