Monday, March 26, 2007


this past saturday i had to make alhambra torte for a practical exam.

layered hazelnut chocolate sponge with chocolate glaze, lined with pistachios.
decorated with marzipan roses.

my beautiful marzipan roses and leaves!! yay!!

inside shot. chocolate!!

slice of richness!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


marzipan is amazing. carrots one day, roses the next. i like!

caramel and chocolate

dobos torte. layered dobos sponge with chocolate buttercream topped with a layer of caramel covered sponge! ooo! chopped almonds on the sides.

inside shot. 7 layers. caramel layer makes 8.

plated shot.

pralinettes. inside the wrapped chocolate pouch are chocolate meringue discs and praline cream.

finished and dusted with cocoa powder and hazelnuts.

whats inside the chocolate wrap.

Monday, March 19, 2007


i was very impressed with saturday's products! the carrot cake was to die for and the sacher torte was absolutely delicious! :D

wonderful carrot cake with cream cheese icing, walnuts lining the sides, and of course marzipan carrots topping each piece.

piece for you!

inside shot.

sacher torte. chocolate sponge with apricot spread and chocolate glaze!


inside shot of glory.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

triangle - pineapple

some fun foods for your pleasure:

triangle cake.
layers of sponge and chocolate buttercream with chocolate glaze.

nice layers!

the whole cake!

pineapple upside down cake!


decorating exam

for our practical exam we had to make another cake. needed a bit more time, but was still pleased.

Friday, March 9, 2007


my friend leigh loves peeps. so for her birthday i made a chocolate and peeps pie!! who knew melting peeps and folding in whipped cream could make such a wonderful pie!!


they are so adorable!

what a slice!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

welcome to the cakes!

crazy times with cakes! these first couple are for practice, and practice is definitely needed for those flowers!

buttercream frosted genoise

my flowers. got to practice, practice, practice.

we didnt have to cut into the cake at school, chefs just wanted to see our decorations.
so this is my slice at home...raspberry filling!

inside shot.

black forest cake...cherrylicious!
devils food cake with kirsh (cherry brandy) whipped cream!

inside shot.


Monday, March 5, 2007

end of custards.

my final practical for my custards class was on saturday. created a passion fruit mousse cake. very tart, but pretty ;)

pretty in pink.

plated design.


my friend, loren with his creation! came out so great!

crepes suzette.
wheres the nutella?