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West Bend, WI
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February 11, 2012
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July 14, 2012
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My Greatest Cooking TriumphMy greatest triumph is probably a large wedding cake I did a few years ago. I used to work as a baker and decorator for a local coffee house and catering company, and we were commissioned to do a wedding cake. It was a 3 tier cake, frosted with Italian meringue butter cream and decorated with scroll work, augmented by silk flowers arranged around the cake. We also did a few extra table cakes that matched the big cake. I also think I am very adept at choosing recipes for special occasions. I don't often create original recipes, but I'm good at knowing what recipes will be winners and enjoyed by my friends, family, co-workers or guests.
My Biggest Kitchen DisasterI distinctly recall being excited about making a Neapolitan Cheesecake, but I did not notice the direction to turn down the heat on the oven after a certain baking time. The cake was overbaked and had dark edges, but it was still pretty good. I remember that cheesecake, and it motivates me to double check recipe directions carefully!
My Food For ThoughtI think that cooking and baking for others is one of the best ways to show people you care about them. Baking in particular always makes me feel better about brings a lot of joy to my life, and I hope that joy is experienced by those that taste my creations.
My Interestsbaking, cooking, reading, puzzles, computers, movies