So I know I’ve been gone for a few weeks, but it’s been a crazy time for me. Thank God that I love what I do and at the end of the day I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. We unveiled a new pastry case at the café this past week with fresh baked danishes, croissants, cinnamon rolls, etc. It’s been a lot of work figuring out timing and batch sizes and what not to make the transition smooth but it’s been worth it. Continue reading
Let me tell you a little story about coconut crème brûlée…
First of all, crème brûlée is my all time favorite dessert. I won’t go into why yet, but I have to preface the story with this little detail. See, Monday nights are volleyball nights. Monday nights are also typically my blog photography nights. Hence, Monday nights = granola bar for dinner or stuffing my face in five minutes with whatever I can find in my refrigerator and/or pantry. At this point you can probably also come to the conclusion that by the time I get home from said volleyball I am tired, hungry and extremely irritable…hangry, if you will. Continue reading
When I decided to go to pastry school I had no real goal in mind as to where I’d want to end up as far as jobs go. Part of the reason I had wanted to go was to learn to decorate cakes. Turned out wedding cakes were not my favorite. I find that I like to be more creative with flavors than decorating cakes. Breads and pastries were what I excelled at and enjoyed the most.
Recently I started a new job as the baker for Prince Street Café, a very popular café in the heart of downtown Lancaster. For the most part I get to make whatever my little heart desires. It’s basically a baker’s dream job. Would I have ever thought back in the beginning of pastry school that this is where I’d be? I don’t know, but I am sure thankful to God that he’s brought me this far! Continue reading