The picture above was taken at my graduation with Chef Moore, Chef Kim & Chef Larson.
The Lord has blessed me to be able to go and take 'Patisserie & Baking' at Le Cordon Bleu, located at 360, Corporate Drive, Tukwila, WA.
started School beginning of January, 2010 & have been enjoying
every minute of it. I hope to graduate in September, 2010. Our Chef
Instructor Kim has been wonderful to all of us. We are going to miss him
as our Instructor as we move on to another class and Instructor.
is an exciting day filled with anticipation of what we are baking or
cooking. So far we've made .......... Chocolate Chip Cookies, Muffins,
Cup Cakes , Creme Patisserie, Pavlova, Creme Anglaise, Shortbread, Black
Forest Cake, Spritz Cookies, Genoise decorated with Italian
Buttercream, French Macarons, European Cake Desserts, Baked Meringues,
Creme Brulee, Creme Caramel, Swiss Meringue, Cream Chantilly, Icebox
Cookies, Checkerboard Cookies, Petit Fours and Poured Fondant for the
I also had the honor &
opportunity to demonstrate to the class on how to make our own fondant
& also marzipan. That was really exciting as I earned extra credits
Soon we'll be going on to working with another Chef Instructor Moore, working on Breads of all kinds.
will keep updating this page as I get more information about what I do
at school. Soon we will start with baking all kinds of breads, puff
pastry, croissants etc, for our 2nd Term.Then we go on to Plating,
European Cakes & Tortes & finally Cake Decorating with different
types of icings, by Chef Instructor Larson.
While I was in school I met some awesome men & women who were my classmates, who had the same passion.
Now that I've been out of school for nearly 2 years, I've been practicing & making some of the pastries I learnt in school...Puff Pastry, Almond & Classic Croissants, Pâté a Choux for Cream Puffs & Èclairs, Opèra Torte, Pithiviers, Sacher Torte, Tiramisu, French Loaf, Foccachia Bread, Crème Brûlée, Crème Patisserie, French Macarons, some of the different Icings, Swiss Buttercream, French Buttercream, German Buttercream, Petit Fours, Pound Cakes, Hand Pies with flaky pastry, and some other recipes, I've found on the internet.
I've also started compiling recipes that really work & share some on my web-site, under "Recipes", "Pastries". I've also started teaching people who want to learn Sugar Art from me.
I met some Vegan friends & I was asked to have a section for Vegan Recipes.....well I'll be doing that soon...but it won't be my recipes, but what I've found on the Internet & tried & tested & I will give them credit.....