Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lazy Red Velvet Cake
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb 1 box white cake mix bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb 1 oz red food coloring
Prepared cake as directed on box, then add the above ingredients. The end result was tastee, but still could used some additional spice.
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Teena Marie - LoverGirl

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Brasilia Almond Nougatine, Caramel Butter cream, Hazelnut Joconde Sponge, finished with white chocolate filigree
Chocolate Banded Mousse Cake Chocolate Flourless cake, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache and finished with white chocolate
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Ne-Yo - This Christmas

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Carrot Cake Marzipan carrots, cream cheese icing and finished with a band of toasted walnuts ------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Micheal Jackson - Ghosts

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Black Forest Cake Devil's Food cake layered and finished with crème Chantilly and maraschino cherries...
Ive learned a major lesson today, piping with whipped cream is difficult, but I met this challenge head on and conquered it...Ready for the next challenge, bring it on. Until tomorrow and more cake...
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Beyonce - Ego
Sacher Torte I Love this cake, I am in love with making cakes at this point in my patisserie journey. I'm proud of my progress and skill level thus far... Its hyponotizing... Rich in flavor, texture, style... and chef approved!! ------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Antia Baker - Angel -----------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Opera Torte: Joconde Sponge soaked with Coffee Syrup layered with Coffee Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache; finished with chocolate ganache, milk chocolate filigree and gold leaf Dobos Torte: Sponge Cake topped with Caramel, soaked with Brandy Syrup, iced with Chocolate Buttercream and finished with sliced toasted almonds.
French Style HappyBirthday Cake: Genoise Sponge Cake iced w/ Italian Buttercream
finished with chocolate shavings
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Nate KingCole - Merry Christmas -----------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What do you get when you combine:
Ribbon Sponge...Banana Mousse & Raspberry Glacage?
Banded Mousse Cake(Ribbon Sponge design...Banded Mousse Cake)
Charlotte Royale (TurtleCake) (Sponge Cake spiraled with raspberry jam, filled with bavarian cream, banana mousse instert finished with nappage and toasted pistachio nuts) Triple Chocolate Bavarois & Tiramisu
(Triple Chocolate Bavarios topped with a cocoa jelly glaze. Tiramisu "pick me up", very caffeine enthusiasts dream)
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Jay-Z - Already Home -----------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First week in custards and cakes class...Whoa!! Items featured: Frozen blackcurrant souffle, Paris Brest (chocolate & vanilla diplomat cream), panna cotta, Gateau St-Honore, Strawberry-Lemon Sorbet and Chocolate souffle.
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Kanye West - All of the lights -----------------------------------------------------------
What i've been up to... I have just finished these remaining items from a bread class...
Items featured: Assorted danishes(apple, cherry, cream cheese, and apricot), palmiers, pithivier, cinnamon rolls, maple nut sticky buns, croissants and brioche

Thursday, October 14, 2010

.::BREAD EDITION::. Items featured: sourdough (white & rye), pretzels, pain au lait, baguettes, savarin, whole wheat rolls, pizza, pita, challah, cibatta, fococcia, bagels and pain de mie
I love bread, so I thought. I am excited (to be making bread and a different one daily), dont get me wrong. I am just overwhelmed with the amount of bread I've produced in just 2 weeks. My freezer looks like I've robbed a Panera Bread.
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Travie McCoy ft. Ceelo Green - Mr.Feel Good -----------------------------------------------------------

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

As a Patisserie & Baking Student at Le Cordon Bleu... I have completed my first set of classes and a few days into my 2nd week class. {Baking Principles & Veniosserie...Bread Making!!!} Below are a collage of all the wonderful creations made in the Intro Baking class. Enjoy!!!
Featured Confections
Cookies (Strassburger, chocolate chip, linzer & Checkerboard), Blueberry & Chocolate Chip Muffins, Biscuits, Apple & Blueberry Pie, Peach Cobbler, Eclairs, (Fruit, Lemon Meringue & Chocolate) Tarts, Petit Four, Genoise, Genoise Mousseline, Battenburg & Devil Food Cakes, Marzipan, Cheesecake, Creme Brulee, Caramel, Patisserie, Chantilly & Anglaise, Cheese Strudel.
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Teena Marie - PortugeseLOVE -----------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

...:::RestaurantFEATURE:::... { Cayenne } Introducing.... " TheGypsy ", the best quality burger I've had in along time. Its loaded with gr8ness, Avocado, red onion, tomato, Sautéed spinach...YES! all atop a nicely grilled succulent burger patty featuring a smear of ranchy-mayo-ee goodness. This entire work of art is presented on a toasted sesame bun similar to cibata bread. ...Your Welcome, unitl our next adventure in food. ------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- MURS - 1stLOVE -----------------------------------------------------------

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome World...grab a seat!! OK, lets talk food!!! Better yet feast our eyes on some awesome dishes. { Artichoke Shrimp Linguine } Simple pasta dish, packed with lots of flavor. (found via allrecipes.com) ------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Lil Wayne - Knockout ft. Nicki Minaj -----------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

{Photo: Milk // Beverly Hills, CA}
Happy New Year!!!
...first post of the new year, it feels great to be blogging again. I'm making a commitment to this blog this year. ...More delicious photos soon. ------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Alicia Keys - Unthinkable -----------------------------------------------------------
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