The thing I don't like is that we only get one chance in a class to make the cake. We did it this week, and it really didn't seem so bad. After making and presenting them, Chef W deemed them all "passing" with some work to do to get a better score. Fine by me! He said that the recipe has really been manipulated to show all defaults if you don't do things correctly. Greeeeeeaaaat.
We have to make two cakes, leave one whole and cut a slice out of the other. Here's my cake:
I definitely need work dividing a cake into six portions, because mine was definitely off center! I also forgot to take a picture after I placed some chocolate plaques on the side. Those decor pieces are surprisingly easy too.
Today was Grand Buffet... ahh! I got to class at 5:15 am to help Chef W out with setting our classroom up and getting things proofed. My partner and I made these beauties:
They're called Bamboloni and are Italian Doughnuts, found on streetcarts early in the morning, filled with all kinds of jams and creams. We filled ours with pastry cream and raspberry jam. Yum yum! It's a sweet brioche dough that's proofed and fried on both sides then sugared and filled!
We also made these:
Fruit tarts with pastry cream and an apricot glaze. A simple dessert that highlights good tart shell-making skillz.. These better be good! They took us about 4 hours to make. Argh!
Here's a nice picture of our team display at the Grand Buffet... pretty sweet!!!
And a picture of the chefs :)
This also happened to me:
Chocolate shiny glaze looking not-so-shiny on my jacket. Yeaaaaaahhhhh.......That's not coming out :(
Last day of the block tomorrow!!! Woohoo!!! I'm so ready for this class to be over and for a three day weekend. I need a break!