fancy desserts.

These last 3 weeks I've spent most of my time learning how to put together these fancy things.  Making pumpkin mousse, tempering chocolate, sculpting caramelized sugar - I spent more of my time sneaking tastes than actually prepping the food.  The funny thing is, while I can't deny I learned how to make some impressive looking things, it was a challenge for me to really enjoy the class.  Fancy desserts look great and all, but I'd really rather spend my time kneading dough for a simple bread than spending so much time to create a sugar rose or burning my fingers to make a tuile cone.  Even still, I'm happy to have learned these techniques, and if I ever need an impressive party trick, I have a wealth of new garnish knowledge to pull out.


  1. These are so beautiful. I hope your classes continue to go well. I really look forward to attending college simply for the things you can learn.

    I would love to have a whole dinner party with hundreds of these desserts. Except I would hate to have to make so many. However, it would look stunning.

  2. Demetria, these look amazing!!! I would love to take a cooking class someday. Trying new recipes is so rewarding!


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