Newcastle, NSW, Australia
I’m a former industrial chemist, and after deciding on a career change while at home with my two young children, I’m now a qualified pastry chef. In 2009 I started taking some classes in cake decorating and other pastry-related cookery, and taught myself many more decorating techniques from books and internet resources. In 2010 I started a pastry apprenticeship, studying Retail Baking (Cake & Pastry) Certificate III at TAFE, which I completed with Distinction in 2012. I completed my apprenticeship in December 2013, and am now working as a full time Pastry chef and Cake Decorator at 'Exquisite Cakes by Lennert' in Cessnock, NSW.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Carrot Cake

I'm taking a brief time-out from focussing on my course and baking a carrot cake today for Rohan's birthday tomorrow, using the recipe from my cake decorating book. When I asked him a while ago what he wanted for his birthday cake, he replied without hesitation... carrot cake with cream cheese icing. No complaints from me, it's one of my all-time favourite cakes too! I think I'll coat the whole cake with icing and press chopped walnuts around the outside, then if there's enough icing left, I'll see what I can do with some piping.

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