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To Recap…I’m Turrible With Keeping This Blog Thing Goin….

Well, I’m sure the Title Sums It All Up…

To Recap My Life….

I had a B-day a little over a month ago..September is the best!!

I’m damn near 30…just right on that edge.

What did I do on my birthday???

Worked 10 hours??? YEUP!!!!

So magical in the best sense (hopefully y’all can read sarcasm)

But I did get cake…lot of cake to make up for it. And a baking dish…I could use more….#justsayin

Fun Fact: Apparently I look 22…Oh to be that age again….Here’s to you T-Swift!!!

Say what you want, that girl can write a hit record….

Any who’s this weekend. Survived yet another flood…we’ve kinda had a track record this year.

Although this time, I was supposed to run in a 10k..That didnt happen.

Sure it sucked, but I personally rather not drown…

And watched my beloved Astros (yeah I still root for them, despite our “falling out”) fall to my other favorite team

The ROOOOYAAAALLLLSSS!!! (That song is so catchy…Damn you Lorde)

No I’m Drake here with the bandwagon fan syndrome. Or “BFS” as I call it.

I lived in Kansas for 5-6 years(read my bio. hadn’t updated in ages)

And since it’s the World Series, I made a cake, weirdly enough for the Royals…as seen here

ROOOOYALLLS

And I did one for the Astros too…but in hindsight, did I know that both teams would play in the ALDS???

It’s like I’m a soothsayer or something….I SEE THINGS!!!!!

ROOYAALLSS

Maybe not…

But this was during my summer of “Sports Logo Themed” Cakes….

I think I’ll pick it up again, problem is when you make that much cake. Somebody got to eat it…

And I think I know who…

Anyways….

Speaking of Drake. I think I have found my costume for this year…see “Hotline Bling” for reference…

That’s about all I got for this year…I kid. Maybe next month for Thanksgiving…

Till then…I have decided to travel for my big 30th b-day…

Where should I go???

AAANNNNDDD GO!!!

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SOOO….How IS Everybody????

WHAT IS THIS????!!!

IS THIS A PRANK? A NEW BLOG POST??!!!

Sorry, I’ve been away from y’all for FAR FAR FAR TOO LONG!!!

You probably wondering: WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN???

Basically. Skool + Work+ Graduating= A busy few months.

Yes, I have graduated. It’s official. I AM A CHEF.

A PASTRY CHEF that is….

It’s kinda surreal that it happened. When Graduation Happened. I was like “OH”

Anti-Climatic Right??

Most people made a bigger deal about my graduation than I did.

Besides that. I’ve decided to do something.

Make Sports-themed cakes….Crazy. I know.

Why?

Welp, I am A Pastry Chef. And I like Sports…so why not?

YOLO!!! (Do people still say that or am I WAAAY behind on the times???)

Anyway, So the first one I present to you is this: Manchester City.

Now, I am not a big soccer fan. I barely can pronounce Aston Villa properly.

But I lost a bet and had to produce a cake.

And behold:

Manchester City

To all you Manchester City fans…You’re Welcome.

It was pretty simple to pull off. I used to hate working with Fondant. But now….we have a tolerable relationship.

Beyond cordial.

Making my own fondant is SOOO much cheaper. Also I mess with colors too… #loveit.

I know hashtags are still popular…

Welp, that’s all I got for now…I know, I’m such a tease right???

Well here’s one more shot for the road…Manchester City Cake

Feel Free to Comment, I’ll do my best to respond in a timely manner.

AKA not x-amount of months that I’ve gone w/o a post…LOLZ….

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So we doing this once a month huh…weird. MACARON TIME!!!

Soo I tend to have a bad habit where I don’t blog every week…Sorry.

I tend to get pretty busy/I forget..yeah yeah you’ve heard this enough.

So what’s been going on world?

Me? Just working + Skool. Apparently I’ve been there WAAAAY too long.

Or so my chef instructor told me last week….

Btw, I’m currently in a Chocolates and Confectioners class and the song “Chocolate” by The 1975

was stuck in my head….#isthatweird?

5 hours of Tempering Chocolate..it’s a tricky one…but I will explain that later.

But first Macaron time!

Macarons

I went with the Gold color for a “Senior” Prom. “Senior”= Senior Citizens.

I didn’t go to the “Prom” but I dropped them off for a friend that was hosting it.

Hopefully they were able to eat them….not sure if they needed dentures for Macarons.

I’m a horrible person, I know.

Anywhos. People have tried and some have failed in making theses desserts.

 

Where I work we do these twicee a month. I’ve gotten to the point I can make them in my sleep.

#humblebrag…

Now will I give the recipe to make this

Macarons

Nope. Don’t wanna a lawsuit /Get Fired

BUT

I can give some advice on how to make them (somewhat) look like the ones in the stores.

  • Accept that some of them will not look like they do in the stores…thus why they charge so much.
  • There’s been many a debate on oven temp. “IT SHOULD BE HIGHER!” “NO YOU FOOL IT SHOULD BE LOWER!!!!” “GRRR!!!!!””” I’ve baked mine at 325. And then rotate half way through bake time…
  • After you pipe them, let them sit out to dry out for about 20 minutes..OR when you tap the Macaron with your finger  and it none of it gets on your finger. Then they are ready.
  • Speaking of Piping. Pipe STRAIGHT DOWN on to the paper. Not angled. This will make sure the shell will look like an actual circle and even out.
  • To tell whether the shells are done will require the following: Tapping the shell and trying to move  it…if it wiggles, it aint done yet.  I know touching something whilst its in the oven may be scary. But just for a second. With your finger. Not your whole hand..

That’s basically what I’ve done and it’s seems to work for me…so far.

Now have some come out not so pretty. Yeah, but that don’t mean they taste any different.

That’s what I’ve got…

I’ll be back relatively soon.

I promise. In the mean time, feel free to comment/like this post. I do read this fyi…

Till next time. Be prepared. VDay is coming….le sigh.

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HOLY CRAP ITS 2015….HUH…

….HI THERE!

Happy New Year! Where did 2014 go? Seemed like it wasn’t long ago, I was trying to write my New Years Resolutions for 2014.

Still aint wrote mine for this year. But as of now, try to drop some pounds.

AKA I should stop overeating during the Holidays..HAHAAA!!  yeah right.

Anyways, 2014…a lot happened

Mostly, Juggling skool + work…

2 jobs at one point…how I did it? Simple

The Big Guy Upstairs. Also A Planner helps…otherwise I AM SCREWED.

There was some good and bad moments (getting fired, tops that as the bad one by  a long shot)

But I survived.

I would like to think though that I learned something through 2014…

Folks take stuff WAAAY too seriously. Its okay to laugh at yourself.

Hell, its okay to laugh. (I’ve learned apparently each person laughs at different things and find certain things only funny)

Anywhos. I shall try and be healthy this year.

Being in Pastry school got me REAL fat. I was warned. But did not heed the warning of the expanding waistline…

But I promise to be better about posting on here.

Seriously.

But I don’t think I shared this photo, but this was back in the summertime. During my Cake Decorating class.

Cheetah cake

SHOUT OUT TO MY PROFESSOR’S LIGHTING EQUIPMENT. it aint mine..sorry….

I was SO nervous in that class. Fondant, prior to that, was my nemesis….seriously.

I had a bad experience with it.

Now, we on a decent speaking level. Or on those reality TV shows “CORDIAL”

Hopefully, I get to gain a few more clients this year. But I should watch what I wish for.

Last year, I was all “IM SO OVERWORKED! I WOULD LOVE A BREAK!!”

Then I got fired…#awkwardbombdrop

My point is. Be careful what you put out there….

So that’s all I got for now.

I promise to keep up with this sucker. In the mean time.

HAPPY 2015! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPRICORNS!!!!

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Decorative Bread…Looks Pretty. Dont know if I’d eat it though….

Well, here we are world.

It’s November. Hopefully y’all remember what yesterday was…V prolly did.

Well now that the elections is behind us. There 2 things we can agree on

1. NO MORE DAMN POLITICAL ADS! (LOOK AT GOD!)

2. Thanksgiving is upon us and we need to prepare!

Yeah I said it. THANKSGIVING! Sorry, Not Sorry X-Mas Lovers.

Y’all just gonna have to wait.

That Turkey not gonna cook itself…wait. Nevermind.

Anywhos. Why do I love Thanksgiving more than Christmas?

Well, cuz I actually do most of the cooking. ITS MY TIME TO SHINE YALL!!!

Also, its a chance to sit down with folks and enjoy each others company over a meal…

Plus there’s football on TV all day. If that’s not a beautiful thing, I dont know what is…

Well, we’ll get to that next time. I PROMISE IT WILL HAPPEN.

In the meantime, My Bread’s and Rolls class has been interesting.

I didnt think I’d be good at it.

Who knew there was so much Math and SCIENCE!! behind it all…

Also mostly cuz of using yeast. But I’ve somewhat master it!!!

HUZZAH!!!

But last week, we made Decorative Bread. Basically, it’s Bread “DOUGH” that you can

mold into shapes and pieces that are more for show.

Folks did variations of baskets. I was hungry and wanted Pizza. And so….

Decorative Bread

I made a decorative bread piece into a pizza.

I may or may not have a Pizza addiction…#firstworldproblems

I would highly suggest not eating it. Not saying I HAVE..really I havent. Honestly.

The reason why I say that is, it felt ridonkulosly tough even in the dough form.

When you overwork dough= glutens are formed. And making it REAL tough to chew.

There’s your #funfact for the day…#youwelcome.

Some of my classmates had some good ideas.

One had An “Easter” themed one where she had made a basket with “chicks” in them.

I could only say “DAMMIT MAN! WHY COULDNT I THINK OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT!!!”

Others….not so much. No shade. But I dont know what was going on in their minds….

Decorative Bread

 

FYI if y’all wanna know a tip with the colors on the bread.

Paint AFTER it has baked.

You could before, but you run the risk of it turning a gray-ish color.

I forget “Gray” can be spelled like “Grey”

In real life, I wouldnt have Bell Pepper on my pizza. But Thats just me.

I’m kinda a plain pepperoni and cheese guy to be honest.

I’ve come to realize: I dont venture out much when it comes to food.

And I’m a pastry chef…#dontjudgeme

Don’t know if it was a contest. Prolly wouldnt have won.

But I’d like to think I did well enough, people like the idea…

Welp, that’s all I got for now…

Follow along, I swear I do try and update this sucker when I can…

Til then “CHEESE CLOTH” is an awkward word.

Along with “Seepage” ….

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Lost at (Chocolate) Sea Cake…or BP Oil Spill Cake #SHOTSFIRED #JKJK!!

Well world,

A post within 2 weeks?? PROGRESS!!!

Like I’ve said a bajillion times. I’ve been SOOOO busy being a workaholic.

Hopefully y’all had a good Labor Day. I spent 3/4 of the weekend Working.

31 hours in 3 days….YAH!!

Actually Friday, I somehow managed to work both jobs AND go to skool in the morning…

That was nothing but a miracle from The Big Guy Upstairs…

But this week, should be decent. Work wise.

Labor Day I discovered something: NETFLIX.

So this may or may not be my last post for a very long time…jk.

I did that all summer. HELLO!!!

Anyways, there’s a show I discovered from my co-workers called “The Mind of A Chef”

Holy Crap

Found me a new addiction. I now see where “Bing Watching” comes from.

Anywho’s I survived the first week of Skool. During the fall, you’ll see a lot of pics of bread.

Why?

Cuz that’s the lab class I’m taking for the semester. So HELLO CARBS!!!

And Im chuckin the deuces to my current waistline. Kidding. Not Kidding.

So before I start posting a bunch of pics of Bread. I wanted to do a Throwback if you will.

I know it aint Thursday, but Whatevs. This is the Chocolate Sea Cake  I did over the summer.

CHOCOLATE

It’s made up of entirely chocolate. Dark and White Chocolate. It was beach themed.

Or as some of my housemates and I dubbed it the “BP Oil Spill Cake” #SHOTSFIRED!

I liked this cake we did, mainly cuz it wasnt covered in Fondant. I’m not real fan of it.

Although, it just reminded me I got a cake in the fridge I need to work on soon…yikes.

We shall see what idea I come up for that one. Although I’d prolly wont want to eat it.

Alot of sweat, tears and Chocolate went into that cake.

You have no idea how many stains of Chocolate I got on myself…The Struggle.

Welp. That’s all I got for now.

Feel free to subscribe, I do update this sucker, fairly often.

Til then, don’t wear white and work with Chocolate.

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!!

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So WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO???

Hey Gang!

Sorry for the no post for the last 50-11days. I cant keep track, anyways.

I have been a ridonkulousy busy boy for the last few months..and I will explain why.

No, not in like those soap opera shows where it’s vague and dragged out for 2 weeks.

But here in a nutshell is what: I was in Summer School and I work 2 Jobs.

No. That aint a typo. I currently have 2 jobs…

Both take up a lot of mah time when I work doubles (aka Both)

So finding time to write to y’all has been a struggle.

And THAT STRUGGLE IS REAL!!!

I’ve come to terms with something: I’m a workaholic.

There have been weeks where I’ve worked around 40-50 hrs.

Which to some seems like WHHAAAAAAA???

And I would look forward to working that much…is that weird???

Part of me was like “BRING IT!! I CAN DO THIS!!!”

Then there was the rest that was like “THE HELL WRONG WITH YOU???!!!”

But I think I’m in work detox as I’ve had the last few days off.

Which Lord knows when the last time that was, I think the 4th of July week.

Seems like a distant memory.

But I wanted to update y’all w/a cake. (I KNOW FINALLY!!)

Explosion Cake

This cake right above you is my Cake Decorating Final.

We had to do an “Explosion” Cake w/a Theme.

As for me, I chose Football as my theme. Its coming…and THIS GUY IS READY!!!!

It’s not my best execution of the cake. But I think the creativity was there.

If y’all saw how I was w/Fondant back in June. I think this shows improvement.

I was very new to Fondant. I’m still “Team Buttercream”, but Fondant aint so bad.

Hopefully I don’t have to make too many fondant cakes.

But it’ll happen I’m sure of it. But at least I can make my own Fondant.

Explosion Cake

BTW, these pics were taken by my former rommate’s wife Hailey. #SHOUTOUT

The Orange and Brown colors were down for all those newly acquired Cleveland Browns fans.

I’m kinda over a lot of things. The Manziel talk is one of them.

Also this whole dumping water on yourself to avoid donating money for charity…

I hope nobody nominates me cuz then I’ll have to donate money (OH NO!!!)

Btw, what happens after 24 hrs if you get nominated?

Do you get egged? Tar’d and Feathered? Somebody hits your knee w/a bat?

Just curious…

Anyways, that’s all I got.

No promises, but I think in September, things will be a lot less cray cray.

And you’ll hear from me more often.

That’s for the few that actually read this thing. And the rest of y’all that sees the pics.

Anyways, til next time….

 

 

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So To Recap: I suck at keeping up with y’all…#mybad

It’s been a full 30 days, I believe since I last wrote on here.

And I owe it to yall to keep y’all in da loop about what has happened in the past 30 days.

The previous post, I was doing a wedding cake.

However. THAT Didnt work.

Now before y’all get all sad and like “AWW WHAT HAPPENED??!!”

It was mutual decision. And No, nobody had any diva demands.

My schedule for the last few months has been what people would call “CRAY CRAY”

Basically, I work 2 jobs and I’m in summer skool (yeah I spell/say it that way)

I pretty much one week can work 40-42 hrs. Crazy right?

And for them, it wouldnt be fair for me to try to work at odd hours of the night, baking/frosting/decorate a wedding cake and it not be up to par.

So I held no grudge. Hell, I even went to the wedding.

It was lovely. Ironically, I left before they cut the cake.

NO, not being bitter. But I was running on 2 hours of sleep the night before working.

I was working the Beyonce/Jay-Z concert. That is another post in itself.

So that’s why, I haven’t been able to keep up w/the posts regularly.

Hopefully, once work slows down a bit in October, I’ll have time to keep y’all updated with stuff.

But the least I could do for y’all is to post a pic of some of the work, I’ve been doing in class.

Now it aint fancy, or what I like. But people seem to like it I guess.

EXPLOSION

 

I call it the EXPLOSION cake…emphasis on EXPLOSION!!!

I’ve learned in my cake class so far this summer is this

FONDANT IS THE DEVIL!!!

Not really. But I rather not work with it, if I don’t have to.

But that’s life. You gotta make due w/stuff,even if ya hate it.

That’s all I got right now.

I’m pretty sure once October rolls around (OCTOBER???!!) things will somewhat slow down.

I’ll try keep y’all posted…keyword TRY

Fun Fact: this post took me a week to write. Not cuz I couldnt think to write anything.

But I forgot to push send….OOPS. #MYB

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The Weddin’ Cake Project…

Well, Well, Well….

I go nearly 30 days w/o as much as a “HI” or a “SUP”

That’s gotta be a new record for me eh??

Well, alot has happened.

Mostly, I’ve been working. And Working. AND WORKING…

Yeah that’s pretty much as what One Direction says “THE STORY OF MY LIFE”

It aint easy juggling 2 jobs at the same time peoples.

Well I was supposed to do some guy’s b-day cake 10 days ago…THAT DIDNT WORK.

No, not the usual, falling out amongst the client and baker.

I hadnt heard from him about the major stuff:

i.e. Where it was?  What time?  How Many people are gonna be there?

Those are important if you makin a 3 tiered b-day cake…

Thus why they charge by the slice at weddings…

Cuz you make as much for how many is assumed will be for the # of guests.

#FUNFACT: I worked last Friday a 14 hr day working both gigs….oofh.

Thank God for Planners/Calendars…

Cuz other wise I’d be SOOOOOOOOOO confused.

Well anyways “THE WEDDIN’ CAKE” Project is as follows.

On July 19th, I’m doing a Wedding that will be about 200 guests…oofh.

This Thursday, I’m doing a Cake Testing w/ 2 Cakes Below

The Wedding Cake Proj

Red Velvet

And Chocolate Cake w/ Cookies & Cream Filling

The Wedding Cake Proj

Those are the cakes in the “CRUMB COAT” stage… obviously…

But needless to say, It’s a pretty big deal attempting to pull this off.

And this will be part 1 of a series…I promise I’ll try to keep this updated next week.

Seriously, next week is the week of the 4th, so thats my vacay week.

HOLY CRAP! WHERE’D JUNE GO???

Anyways, that’s all I got for nows. I gotta finish frosting Zee Cakes!

ZEE CAKES!!!

That’s me tryna be french….

this  boys and girls is a “GO HOME YOUR DRUNK” moment here…

 

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Mini Cupcakes….yeah, that’s all I got.

WAIT..PAUSE!

Ole-Bill just posted again…its a miracle!!!

Yeah, figured I would on some down time that I got before the weekend gets cray cray.

That’s what happens when you are working 2 jobs AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!!

What’s crazy, was that if you worked 2 jobs like 10-15 years ago, it seemed like you were desperate.

Like “oh they must be desperate/struggling to get by”

Now, it’s normal. It’s all the rage.

What doesnt help, is that I’m doing this plus I start summer skool on Monday.

Also this…

Mini-Cupcakes

The Mini-Cupcakes you see before you, are apart of my other “hussle”. Doing Specialty Events.

Theses are Chocolate and Lemon mini-Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting on both.

I got 3 big ones during the summer.

I guess I can announce this: I’m taking on another wedding cake in July.

This time, it’s for a 200 person wedding.

I’ll let that simmer for a second…….

I’m excited for it, but at the same time I’m like HOLY CRAP!!!

But once it starts to come around, the month of July that is, then I’ll be in a panic.

Mainly, scheduling time to do it…like I said. I’ve been a busy boy.

But back to the Mini-Cupcakes…

This is prolly the simplest thing I’ve got to do so far.

Oh yeah, I’m doing some dude’s b-day cake in a couple weeks.

Apparently when you walk around whilst in chef garb, people wanna ask you to do stuff for them…

Will it look like this?

Mini-Cupcakes

Nope. Apparently the dude wants a 3-tiered cake. At first I thought it was a wedding…

Dont worry I’ve done a 3-tiered cake before, but that was for a grooms cake…

this must be one of those epic parties he’s throwing.

Kinda like on that dumb “MY SUPER SWEET 16” show that MTV used to play.

Pretty sure it defined a generation of teens as self-absorbed spoiled brats…

I wonder if any of them amounted to anything?

Or did they hit a dramatic decline when they turned 17?

But I digress…that’s what I got for this week.

Will I post how they went?

Or will I leave y’all hanging for a good three weeks guessing?

DUN DUN DUUUNNNNNN!!!!

Meh, we’ll see…

Til next time, Stay Cool…seriously, Summer is coming. Or is it already here???

 

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