Day Sixty

Monday, October 8, 2012

Booo.  I’m still sick.  I’m sick but I still went to school day.  I’m glad today was an easy day because I was a little loopy from the cold medicine I took.  I don’t like taking that stuff unless it’s completely necessary.  So anyway, just a quick little post today because I need some sleep.

This week we’re starting…. CAKES!  Whoop whoop.  This class is taught by world pastry champion Dimitri Fayard.  Just read that man’s bio.  It’s incredible.  He had so much experience under his belt by the age of nineteen.  I’m intimidated to be taught by such a great chef.  I hope I don’t embarrass myself. 

Today we practice piping buttercream rosettes, shells, tear drops and rounds.  I want to practice this for hours until I get it down.   We also practiced evenly spreading French meringue on a Silpat.  The offset spatula is an essential tool for a pastry professional. 


We also baked a pistachio dacquoise, which is a cake made with whipped egg whites, confectioners’ sugar, almond flour and pistachio flour.


We’re in our new kitchen this week.  It’s pretty nice but hard to get used to.  We have windows we can see out of.  I took a picture for you.


I’m more than halfway done with school! 
6 comments on "Day Sixty"
  1. Sorry to hear that you are sick - feel better soon!

  2. I wish I still worked in the Sears Tower and we could meet for lunch or something! Do you ever eat around there? You have to go to Roti if you haven't yet.

    1. I didn't know you worked IN the Sears Tower. That would have been fun! I will go to Roti... where is it? There's a lot of lunch places on Van Buren, and Franklin.

  3. Sorry that you and Eric-Cakes have been sick. That went around our office and I caught it -- horrible stuff. I craved OJ too. I'm excited for cakes. I can't believe you're half-way through. Way to go. Feel better!

  4. Aww I love that you called him Eric-Cakes. Love that. Yup, it's going around. Thanks for reading, Anj!