Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Intro to Baking Midterm

Today was my Intro to Baking class midterm. We had to choose a simple dessert and bake it for the class.

When it was done, we had to put some samples on a baking sheet, and present it to the rest of the class, and tell them what it is, what method we used (creaming, muffin, modified sponge, etc.), and a little of the history of the dessert.

It went well, and I got an A on my midterm, which I am SO happy about!!

We were also allowed to try the other students' desserts, and they were all really good. Everyone commented on how good the brownies I made were, which made me feel really good.

Getting these kinds of comments/compliments make me feel like I am going into the perfect profession for me, as baking is one of my FAVORITE things to do.

So, all in all, it was a good day at school. I'm happy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DC Cupcakes

For ages now, I have been a big fan of DC Cupcakes. It is a TV show about Georgetown Cupcakes, a bakery run by two sisters in the Washington, D.C. area, and they have/had their own TLC show that I love watching.
I am passionate about baking, so I was really happy when I found out about DC/Georgetown Cupcakes.
They ship nationally throughout the U.S., so if you have a taste for something sweet, you can go here, and check out what they have.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Desserts, Desserts, Desserts

In class yesterday, we made several desserts, including cherry pie, linzer torts, a cherry cheesecake, a flourless chocolate cake, mousse, and a few more desserts.

Each week, the teacher asks two students to serve the desserts in the school's restaurant (yes, my school has it's own restaurant, on-campus).

I hadn't done that yet, so I decided to go yesterday, along with another girl in my class. It was interesting, and neat.

The customers all said that they loved the desserts, which really felt good. Knowing that people love something that you made...that is awesome!!

I am really enjoying this class, and love that it is hands-on. The only down-side to it, is that we have to stand on our feet for five hours.

Although, I don't mind it that much, as I am doing something that I love. That more than makes up for being on my feet for that long.

To be honest, even though I love special education, and I still want to get into that profession someday, I am so glad I changed my major in school. I am doing much better in my classes, and the teachers actually enjoy what they are teaching, making the classes more enjoyable.

For the first time in many, many years, I actually like school. Baking is so much fun, at least to me, and I am actually learning something that truly interests me. Something that I actually want to learn. I can't wait to see what will happen with this in the future!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I'm Back!!

Wow, it's been quite a while since I last updated this blog. Sorry about that!!

I started an Intro to Baking and Pastry class at school the end of January. It's going pretty well so far. I had a minor incident the first time we started baking, where I cut my thumb. But other than that, the class is going smoothly.

We've made cookies, brownies, tarts, petite fours, and a few other things so far.

I love hands on classes like this. It makes class more interesting and fun, and time goes by faster like this, instead of just sitting at a desk, hearing a teacher lecture for an hour or more.

I can't wait to see what else we'll be doing in class!!