March 30, 2013

//End of the Week 3/30

Last week flew by so fast and when you only have about two weeks per lab I felt this one would come and go quickly...yeah I was wrong. This week seems like it took so long to get here but I did have some fun and got started doing some wedding stuff, so here are some photos of what happened this week.

 Worked on cheesecake plate design and also made a chocolate mocha pots de creme, but I didn't like the platting design on that as much as I loved this one.
On Wednesday we had one of the Teacher Assistants come in and do a liquid nitrogen demo. It was crazy and amazing all at once. He made "dippin' dots" and those little red things are a shattered raspberry bits. He made regular ice cream in the mixer and did a champagne sorbet.
Thursday we had to create our trio plate. I decided I could just do a cheesecake trio and use up the rest of my left over cheese cakes I had. I have to say this was my favorite plate so far and it tasted delicious!
The last few weekends I've been doing a few wedding things. Last week I hung out with my friend Desiree and we picked up some fake flowers for boutineers, scrapbook paper for confetti and items for the dessert table. The other night I worked on wedding invites on photoshop.

Yesterday I had a girls day out with my Mom and Grandma and we got pedicures together, then Dustin and I hung out with our friends the rest of the night. 

I want to work more on wedding stuff but also bake today. I have some bananas and apples that need to be used so I was going to do a banana apple bread with a glaze and put chopped pecans on top. Hopefully it turns out well because I'm suppose to bring it to Easter lunch tomorrow at the Grandparents. 

How was your week? Are you doing anything special on Easter?

March 12, 2013

Trigger Warning: Don't View if Hungry

It's been a busy weekend and a busy week so far, with helping my Mom and her husband with their antique store and making entremets. Friday we had make-up class from school starting on Tuesday, then Saturday I went over to my Mom and her husbands antique shop they are opening up with his parents. We have "opened" the past few weekends as they finished setting up and had a few buys, but Saturday is the grand opening. They were going to offer free coffee and pound cake, plus I was going to make some cookies and cupcakes too. I hope the store goes well for them they do a great job finding awesome vintage and antique pieces and my Mom has done a great job upcyling some pieces as well. 

So now you're wondering why the trigger warning? Well that is because I'm sharing with you all the  tasty entremets I made in class.

This is the Fruit Bavarian I made last week and it tasted pretty good, just a few things I would have done better but I think it looked pretty good for glazing for the first time. The bottom is a short dough round (taste like a sugar cookie), layer of raspberry jam, chocolate and yellow sponge cake, another layer of jam, raspberry Bavarian, then cake again and more Bavarian cream. My group used razzmatazz in our mirror glaze, and made tuile cookies. I fanned out strawberries and tried to twist my tuiles to be the tops of the strawberry vines. I went with the leaf arch to go with my whole strawberry/raspberry theme. 

We made a Baumkuchen but mine didn't turn out like I wanted to and my pictures didn't either. This is what I finished today, Petit Gateaux (pronouced ghet-toe) which is filled with white mousse and sprayed with chocolate. I had chocolate cake on the bottom plus chocolate ganache I spread on top of that. I had to do chocolate pipping and fill some of it with my razzmatazz glaze, then I took modeling chocolate and did a spiral spike. There was also a raspberry on top which now I wish I put one in the center of the mousse but I guess there is always a next time.

I have three more classes today until I start another one. I can't believe how quickly this semester is going and can't believe I only have three more classes left in this course. Well I'll check in on you all later this week and hope you all are doing okay!

March 5, 2013

//First Day Back

Today was my first day back to school with my new schedule and new labs. I did okay waking up at 5:30 a.m considering I didn't fall asleep until about midnight. Class went well and though we had a lot to do we managed to get everything that needed to be done. I'm still learning to work with my group, not that they are bad, I just have to remember not to try and do all the things and learn to communicate more. One thing different from this term compared to the last two is that I have to create a portfolio from each class with a daily reflection on the item made. This is great because I can kind of record my progress and it gives me more motive to take pictures of my finished product, which I can share on here. My second class seems like it's going to be pretty easy since I took a similar class with my Bachelors degree. Since I get out earlier with these morning class I'm hoping to post more on the blog, but we'll see how that comes along. Well I need to finish some laundry and go straight to bed, so I bid you goodnight!

March 1, 2013

D.I.Y | Car Magnet

This is super easy and you can use almost any image or sticker and make it into a removable magnet for your car.

  1. Find your image (I used a the image for the card board Tardis on Amazon) and cut it out.
  2. You probably will not need the whole magnet sheet so you can cut it down some, then peel the paper off and place your image on top.
  3. Cut off the extra magnet and get it to the shape of your image.
  4. Take the Clear Gloss Spray outside and spray the top of the image heavily.
  5. It says it should dry in 10 minutes or less but I let it dry for an hour before touching.
  6. Stick it to your car and take it off when you want to move it.

If you don't want it on your car use it as a magnet for the fridge or for your lockers at school or the gym. Either way it's a fun and easy project that only takes a few hours. Enjoy :)



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