Monday, May 16, 2011


Hola!  I started my externship on Thursday at Palmer's Bakery in Darien, CT. I am doing three days a week in the cake decorating room and one in the kitchen, doing the pastries for the display case.  I have only been in the decorating room so far, but am looking forward to the baking day.  I start out every morning getting cupcakes ready for the display case.  We do a chocolate cupcake with oreo buttercream, a chocolate with peanut butter buttercream, a white chocolate raspberry, a coconut and of course just plain vanilla and chocolate.  Here's a picture!

After the cupcakes are done, we start filling and crumb coating cakes for the days orders. When the crumb coats are done, they sit in the fridge for awhile then we ice ad decorate them. Most of the cakes so far have been pretty simple.  The bakery gets a couple wedding cakes a week right now, but that number will go up when wedding season starts in June.  Here are a couple of the cakes I made this week. 
This one was chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream

Vanilla cake with coconut buttercream covered in coconut flakes

On Friday, they let me do a wedding cake! It turned out really nice and I hope the bride and groom liked it!  Here is is!  =]

That's all for now!  I'll keep you posted on the rest of my internship and fun things I make! =]

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sorry guys

Well, it's certainly been awhile.  A lot has happened.. I graduated from culinary school on Saturday! I've still got 210 hours of an internship to complete, which I will be doing at Palmer's Bakery in Darien, CT.  There, I will be baking one day a week and icing/decorating the other three days.  It's not quite what I want to be doing with the rest of my life, but it's a great start and wonderful practice. Since I haven't posted since Mod 2 (bread) I'm puting up pictures from Mods 3 and 4. I'll be taking pictures at the bakery too, and will let y'all know how that goes. =]  After the internship, I'm planning on going down to Arizona for a bit.  New York/Connecticut has been wonderful to me but I think I'm ready for a change, something new.  Well, that's all for now..I'll let you know how my first day at my internship goes..  =]



Petit Fours

My Chocolate Showpiece

My Final-a wedding cake

They gave me a chef's hat!  =]