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 8, 2009

Second Beginner Class

 
Tonight’s class went really well, and I must say I’m quite happy with my first attempt at sugar roses. We made three roses each using five petal cutters, one each of one, two, and three layers of petals. I also made one leaf, but it wasn’t very impressive, so I left it out of the photo. Like everything, practice will be the key, and I still have plenty of flower paste left to play with. Next week we cover our cakes with fondant, then the final class is to wire flower sprays and finish the cake.

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