August 18th, 2010

Sugar and Spice

I’m not much of a baker. I like to make cakes and pies every once in a while but the patience it takes to create them usually drives me a little crazy. Baking is a much more exacting process than just throwing something in a pan. One has to be fairly meticulous with the science and math that goes behind it; ¬†you can’t adjust anything midway through and you can’t just make something up.

That said, although I’ve usually shied away from the pastry arts, it’s always been something I secretly wanted to master. I’ve tried my hand at a few cakes and pies…

"The Josh"
The Josh, a rainbow-colored cake with peanut butter frosting.

monkey bread
Monkey Bread that destroyed my oven. No one warned me that caramel would be so difficult to clean up.

apple pie
Apple Pie. My culinary Moby Dick.

I’m about to get even more practice very soon. I’m taking Baking Fundamentals at cooking school, cake decorating at a local cake shop, and just got an internship at a bakery that makes wedding cakes. I’m pretty excited. I can’t wait to start making crazy cakes!

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2 Responses to “Sugar and Spice”

  1. Was that the same monkey bread that was at jeffs? it was amazing.

  2. No, I made that monkey bread a long time ago. The one at Jeff’s was much better!