Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Alex wanted to help me make a WOW cake and I wanted to attempt some Cake Boss meets Charm City-quality decorating. We both rolled rice krispy treats (which I’ve only made maybe twice in my life) into bears and compared. I liked my bear because he was fatter and looked fluffier (or krispier?) and Alex liked his bear because it was smoother and would ultimately be easier to cover with fondant. Alex also made me 3 cubes for my blocks, and a beach ball. By the time we were done (late late late!) we were exhausted, so fondant covering would wait until the next day.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I was never good at sharing. It took me years (more than 20) to figure out how to share. But now I pride myself on being an excellent sharer. Oh, I still repeat a mantra to myself every time I share (you can always buy more Luna bars; you can always get more sushi), but overall I've gotten much better at it. That being said, there is one thing I'm not good at sharing: space in the kitchen. Something inside of me gets fired up and takes over whenever I enter the kitchen. With this need to be the Top Banana (or perhaps more fittingly, the Top Cheesecake) comes the responsibility of working for myself. I have my own pastry business and I sell desserts to the masses (albeit small...some might say peanut-sized masses. Well, really masslets. Mini masses.). At any rate, I would like to use this blog as a place to share with you the trials and tribulations of a pastry chef. And to be quite frank, I am much better at blogging than I am at creating websites. I get too wordy...but in a blog, I think that's acceptable. Should you like to view a more extensive gallery of my baked goods, check out my website: www.lizzybeesbakery.com. Otherwise for now, let's just dive right in, shall we?