Homecoming Recipe Testing & More!

March 3, 2017 Today in Advanced Baking we tested recipes for homecoming, which is March 23-26, with the event we are testing recipes for on March 24! I got there early and Chef Mary Helen let me choose which recipe I wanted to test!! I choose to test the tiramisu mousse! I love tiramisu and…

Food Styling Mission: Walmart Edition

February 27, 2017 Today our food styling class meet at our local Walmart where Chef Mary Helen reveled our Mid-term project. We were instructed to meet on the market side next to the bananas at 8:00 o’clock sharp. Allie came and picked me up at 7:30 to give use plenty of time to get there….

Cupcakes & Co.

February 24,2017 Today we had to make and turn in our six themed cupcakes, and also turn in a sketch of our three tier wedding cake. I got to class early at 8:00 am to get a head start on my cupcakes, so that I had plenty of time to make them as pretty as…

Alton Brown Don’t Let Me Down

February 17, 2017 King Cakes Today in Advanced Baking we had the option to test recipes for our cupcakes that are due next week or making a king cake. I choose to do both! Chef said that we could come in early to start on the king cake dough since it take a while to…

Valentine’s Gala

February 10, 2017 Today in Advanced Baking II we helped Chef Mary Helen set up and prepare for a Valentine’s cooking class that she is hosting tonight. She had 8 couples coming to this cooking class to watch her demo the recipes, cook them themselves, and enjoy some of the foods we helped prepare. I…

Linkie Marais!

February 3, 2017 Today was SUPER COOL!! Linkie Marais came back to her old university, The W, and demonstrated about cake decorating skills. She is so talented! She makes buttercream roses so effortlessly, scroll work, fondant swags, and more. I really hope that I can be at least half as talented as she is!  So…

Prostart Day!

January 27, 2017 Today we had over 300 students come from multiple schools around Mississippi to The W to tour campus, tour our culinary department, talk to our instructors, and watch demos. I was a group leader and had two schools in my group: North Forrest High School and Tishomingo County Vocational Tech Center with…

Advanced Baking II

January 20, 2017 Today was my first day of Advanced Baking II, during advanced baking II we focus on cakes and cake decorating. I’m supper excited about this semester! I have always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes, and have the opportunity to be able to work with the equipment used in cake decorating….

Valentine’s Luncheon

February 13, 2017 Today in Food Styling, the class helped Chef Mary Helen prepare food and table decorations for a Passport to Wellness healthy food luncheon. I made mini cheesecakes, again. I made these mini cheesecakes last week for a Project CHEW dinner event. Project CHEW stands for Cook Healthy. Eat Well. For the event…

Introduction to Food Styling

January 30, 2017 Today in food styling we went over a PowerPoint presentation on some common food styling and photography tricks of the trade. We discussed some of the ways that food stylists alter the food to make them appear more appetizing in advertisements, magazines, food labels, and more. For example, the picture on the…

Food Styling: Day 1

January 23, 2017 Today was my first day in Food Styling. We went over the syllabus and Chef Mary Helen told us about some of the events and projects we were going to be participating in through this semester. She hadn’t finalized the schedule yet, but told us about some events that she was sure…

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!!

February 6, 2017 This past Monday in Food Styling we had a local Columbus, MS high-school bring their art students to participate in making “ice cream sundaes”, watch a cake decorating demo, and take a tour of our kitchen and classrooms. The morning started early be prepping for a demo that I did with Allie….