A is for A-hole << That’s me! What was I thinking taking on the whole alphabet in one month? Naaah. Just kidding. I got this! Learn more about the A-Z April Blogging Challenge here. All beginning with the letter A, I give you photos of my culinary career creations.
Apple Caramel Bundt Cake
When I worked as Research & Product Development Manager in a giant baking factory that cranked out bundt cakes, the challenge was making simple products look unique and upscale. The key was food styling, using props to evoke the cake flavor and add splash to the marketing photos. This was the first glamour shot of my career.
Almond Chocolate Cheesecake
I baked these wholesale: Chocolate cheesecakes enrobed in chocolate glaze, rimmed with toasted slivered almonds, topped with chocolate-dipped whole almonds in a flower configuration.
Artist’s Palette Cake
The above 3D sculpted birthday cake was carved to look like an artist’s palette, frosted with smooth chocolate buttercream, dollops of colored buttercream, and decorated with piped chocolate inscription and modeling chocolate paint brush and tubes of paint.
Almond Genoise Cake
I made the above layer cake in culinary school. It’s made with layers of mocha buttercream, genoise sponge, and almond cream topped with chocolate glaze and chocolate dipped almonds.
Apple Spice Cakes
When I worked in a baking factory, I cranked out these 10-inch apple spice cakes frosted in caramel buttercream, rimmed with toasted walnuts and topped with a cinnamon apple decoration sifted with a stencil. Below is another version with a different stencil.
Arms in Gumpaste and Modeling Chocolate
The little orange arms above belong to the Oompa Loompas in my Wonka Factory Gingerbread House. The longer modeling chocolate arms belong to a figurine that appears in the book, Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate.
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