Other baking adventures? Welllllll, lots of cookies, breads, buns, the usual. Then I made biscotti. You need to understand that I bake thousands of calories worth of food a week and never eat any of it but then I made biscotti on Wednesday and it all came crashing down. In fact I am pretty sure my night total was 6 biscotti. It was insane. Insanely delicious. I. love. biscotti. This is a new discovery for me. I am adjusting to my new identity as a biscotti addict and trying to avoid it at all costs. I will bake them blindfolded and with a pin to clip my nose shut as a preventative measure. Totally safe, right? Riiiight.
This week also included a few treasures for special treats. I love birthdays because they involve fancy goodies and I get to imagine my life as a pastry chef in all its glory.
On Friday, this resulted in a strawberry swirl cheesecake with an oreo crust and strawberry sauce on top. See here:
Birthday number two? A carrot cake. It was carrot cake the way a carrot cake should be made. Half cake batter, half carrots, raisins, pineapple, coconut and walnuts. The works. This same carrot cake almost resulted in a heart attack at my young age of 24. Story as follows: Andrei rolling a cart. Cart rolling into cart with cake on it. Pan alllllmost toppling over onto freshly sculpted carrot cake bunny. Heart stopping. Heavy breathing. I am a perfectionist, so ruined cakes don't exactly keep me cool as a cucumber. This baking job has really heightened that perfectionism in me to an exceptional degree. But? Such is life. I ended with a carrot cake, bunny sculpture on top, bunny tracks, carrots, half eaten carrots by the bunny and bike tracks (since the birthday boy is a biker). It was fun!
Speaking of baking... this baker has to clock in for the morning so it is time to sign off. More adventures to come!