Being back at school has been great. Except for sitting in eight hour long lectures every day for the past six weeks part. Grrr not so fun. Classes were interesting, but the days were super long. By the end we were all pretty much over it and ready to get our hands on some food again. I think our last teacher felt sorry for us and didn’t complain when she walked into the classroom to find us all wearing construction paper mustaches. Things got weird.
Today was our first official day back in the kitchen! Fiiinaaalllyyy. It’s amazing how easy it was to wake up for this class, yet every lecture day I pressed the snooze a bajillion times.
This class we’re focusing on confectionary art and special occasion cakes. Today we learned how to blow, pull and make straw sugar.
Not going to lie, I was a tad bit intimidated by sugar. I’ve seen contestants on those Food Network competitions fail hundreds of times… and they are PROS. Ummm, yikes.
We also have a new chef… he is aaaweeesommme. He made the following sculptures during his demos.
Pretty flower/nature sculpture
He made it look so super easy, but Dear Jesus I’m praying the sculpture I make tomorrow is 50% as awesome as his!
I still don’t know what I want to do… mostly because most of my ideas are like, “Oh, I can make a lion sleeping in the sahara” or “I can totally do a frog wearing a top hat and coat, looking through his wine glass and up towards the sun just like the Schramsberg logo”.
Ummm, yeaaaah. I don’t think so.
Dear universe, please let me channel simplicity tomorrow in class.
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