Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pastry Live 2012 (Day 1, Part 1)

Oh Wow.....I dont even know where to start.  Pastry Live in Atlanta was AMAZING!!!!  My plan is to post about it one day at a time.

Day 1 (Friday)
Today was the big day for the Student Chocolate competition and I could not be more proud of my two classmates, Laura and Toni, that participated.  I served as the extra pair of hands and cheerleader for Laura during the competition.  Toni and Laura both did fantastic!  We reported to the venue and started at 8:00 that morning.  The girls had 30 minutes to temper chocolate and put together their pieces and both finished just in time.  Laura's piece had a African safari theme and Toni's was Under the Sea. 

After the competition was over the competitors in the Cake competition started bringing in their amazing creations.  The competitors bring in their cakes already completed or they may do some light assembling on site.  They also have to bring in a seperate cake for tasting.  I attached a couple of my favorites below.  The Dr. Suess was really fun and I liked the mermaid, but she kind of had a freaky face.

Needless to say this was so exciting for me since I love cakes!  I have pretty much convinced myself to consider entering the competition next year.  It all depends on my confidence level and where I am this time next year. 

We attended two seminars that day which will come in post stay tuned.  :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Please forgive me.......

I am a terrible blogger so far.  I haven't posted anything in at least 2 weeks.  I attribute this to the schools out for summer brain.  Like I said in my last post I finished up my actual classes a couple of weeks ago and are now just waiting to go to my externship in October.

Anyway, I vow to get back on track!  I am headed up to Atlanta, GA today for Pastry Live 2012 this weekend.  I promise when I get back to catch everyone up on all of the happenings that have been going on.  Thanks for understanding and I'll catch ya later!