Tag Archives: chocolate

Chocolate Centerpiece

I’m so excited to finally share this with everyone! It took us 3 weeks to complete, but our 100% chocolate showpiece is finished! This project didn’t fit into any specific class, but our chef said it would be good to … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Red Velvet Cake, Cat Tongues, Creme Brulee and Mousse Tart

Due to illness, Sysco conference, and overflowing drains, it seems as if this post is overdue. Last week we baked Red Velvet Cakes and froze them to decorate later. This shows the crumb coat. While waiting for that to set … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Petit Fours- Irish Cream Creme Brulee

In Petit Fours we had a lot of creative leeway this week. We made a creme brulee, not the kind you torch, with a base formula and tweaked it to add flavorings of your choice. My group chose to add … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Raspberry Tart, Palmiers, and German Chocolate Cake

We began with a shortbread tart dough and added a chocolate spongecake that was in the bottom of the raspberry tart. This was covered with a chocolate raspberry ganache and decorated with strawberries and raspberries. It was a hit at … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

L’Operas, Petit four Glacée, and Lime Tart

How beautiful is this? I snapped some shots as I drove to school. Seriously, who could be in a bad mood after such a nice sunrise? On the highway. From the parking garage. Ok, daydream is over back to the … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Healthy Baking and End of Chocolates

Last week our chef was sick so no plated desserts, never fear though we had healthy baking and chocolates class.  Speaking of chocolates, my last class was on Friday. I was planning on taking Wedding Cakes the second half of … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Devins, Mendiants, Apple Pie, and Baked Meringue

This chocolate was called Devin. We conditioned raisins in rum for 6 weeks and then mashed them in a paste to combine with the cream, chocolate, etc. After it set, we cut them into squares using something called a guitar. … Continue reading

Posted in School | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments