Friday, 26 October 2012

Patisserie and Confiserie Lesson 6: Blueberry, lemon and mint drizzle cake, Carrot and Courgette Cake and Sticky Gingerbread.


Another baking lesson at the college. I must admit, today I was feeling very under the weather (and what weather we have: rain, rain, rain and more rain!).

The lesson today was: more cakes. We made Blueberry, lemon and mint drizzle cake, Carrot and Courgette Cake and Sticky Gingerbread.

We always start with 1 hour theory and after a break we go for 3 hours or so in the kitchen.

The teacher divided the class in groups of 2 and 3 to perform those 3 recipes. I helped weighing the gingerbread cake and made 2 carrot and courgette cakes.

Cakes ready on cooling racks

My carrot and gingerbread cakes

I love seeing those cakes altogether

Students working hard at it

My carrot and courgette cakes (with a little help from my friends)

Listening to the teacher

David rolling marzipan for carrot confection

My little carrots

All carrots from the class

David Galpin cutting one of my carrot cakes

Carrots and carrot cakes

Carrot cakes cut in slices

Piping icing

Decorated carrot cakes

With icing sugar

Cutting gingerbread 

Decorating with ginger and icing drizzle

The result for gingerbread

Trays ready with Blueberry, lemon and mint drizzle cake

These are my decorated carrot cakes

Many cake trays later...

Hope you enjoyed another lesson!!!

I will publish the recipes in a book and everybody can have it


1 comment:

  1. Oooh yum yum yum!!! Those cakes look gorgeous! I adore the little carrots you made - I've never seen a carrot cake so beautifully decorated!

    Congratulations to your teacher David for his award. He clearly deserves it!

    I see you've got another sensational blog background on here - very shabby-chic vintage and very appropriate! Love it.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Shoshi x