Photo Review

May 1, 2017 Today in class we reviewed the photos Chris Jenkins took to compare to the ones we took.  Here’s the picture I took on my phone:  And here is the one Chris Jenkins took with is professional camera: His is much lighter and brighter! ~Holly O

Wedding Cake Progress: (Day 3) The Finished Product

April 28, 2017 Today is the day our three tiered themed wedding cakes are due!! Since my last post I came in on Wednesday to work on my cake. I made up some more buttercream frosting and dyed some of it Tiffany blue! I put some in a piping bag with a Wilton 1M tip…

Photo Shoot

April 24, 2017 Today I arrived to food styling at 7:30 to prepare for my photo shoot that is worth half my grade!!! I decided to do a charcuterie board. So last night I went to Subway on campus with zip-lock bags in hand. I got to subway and asked for a deluxe Italian hero foot-long…

Wedding Cake Progress: (Day 2) And the Decorating Begins!!

April 21, 2017 Today in Advanced Baking, I arrived early at 7:30 (I keep coming to class early it’s like it really does start at 7:30) to start stacking and decorating my cake. Thursday in my dorm room I worked on fondant decorations. I made some “tissue paper” for my top layer box, some “jewelry”,…

Wedding Cake Progress: (Day 1) Baking, Baking, Baking

April 7, 2017 Today in Advanced Baking II was the first day to start on our three tiered wedding cake! Most of us in class decided to take the day and bake our cake layers. I made up a big batch of devils food cake batter. (The same recipe in “Alton Brown Don’t Let Me…

Photography

Today in Food Styling we had our resident photographer on campus, Chris Jenkins, come to class and talk to us about photography and our upcoming photo-shoot that he will be shooting. He asked all of us what we were thinking about doing for our photo shoot, and told us to starting thinking about how we…

Gumpaste Flowers

March 31, 2017 Today in Advanced Baking Chef Mary Helen taught us how to make gum paste flowers. We each started off with some corn starch, a piece of gumpaste, a piece of cheese cloth, and a piece of twine. We used the cheese cloth and twine to make a dusting bag for the corn…

Food Stylist: Martha Foose

March 27, 2017 Today in Food Styling  we had Food Stylist Martha Foose come do a demo for our class, and teach us some of her trick of the trade. Allie, Nolan, and I got to class at 7:30 to help Chef Mary Helen and Chef Martha get all the ingredients gathered and measured out….

Homecoming Dessert Reception

March 24, 2017 We got to class early, 8:00 o’clock, to get started on making a multitude of desserts for the reception later tonight at 6:45. We started out looking at all the disposable containers Chef Mary Helen got for us to put or desserts in and on (disposable was the name of the game,…

Homecoming Food Styling Display

March 20, 2017 One of our class projects in Food Styling was to make a Homecoming display for on event going on Friday night. Allie and I reused our cupcakes we made in Advanced Baking II for our display. (Per Chef Mary Helen’s permission) We just added to them. I decided to make a Tiffany…

Oh Sugar, Sugar

March 11, 2017 This Friday we had Chef Jared Danks, the Program Director of Culinard at The Culinary Institute of Virginia College and a phenomenal sugar artist! Class is scheduled to begin at 9:00,however,  we were emailed and told to get to class early, 8:00 o’clock, so that we could get all the ingredients weighted…

Midterm: Product Replication

March 6, 2017 Today in Food Styling we had out midterm project, which went along with our shopping trip last Monday. Last week I pick out jumbo shells as my product to replicate. I was optimistic that I could replicate it.  First I gathered all my ingredients from last week to get started. I decided…