The photos aren’t great and I’m going to photograph them again with better lighting and my slr. Last December I left my job at the pastry shop and started a new one on January 1st at The Union. A South East Asian style restaurant on Union and Main. These are some of the desserts I’ve made. Here’s the menu. I started on January 1st and a few days later, we were open for business. It took a couple of weeks of thinking and researching before I decided that these desserts felt right together. I’m sure there will be changes happening. That’s the fun part. Coming up with new ideas. From top to bottom: Pandan/coconut panna cotta with caramelized baby banana, brandy snap and tapioca pearls, lychee and mango crumble with orange custard and dark chocolate truffles which aren’t on the menu so you have to ask for it and see if it’s available. So far, it’s been so much fun. We’ve already had a good review last week!
Vancouver is 125 years old today. The City of Vancouver ordered a few cakes from us for Vancouver’s birthday. I wasn’t part of the making of these cakes. The morning class made them. It took 2 1/2 weeks to make the cakes. They’re buttercream cakes with rolled fondant on top. One of them has lemon curd in it. We’ve been on the news in the last week and I’ve seen lots of people from the media enter the class where the cakes are located. I saw one of my instructors on the CBC a few days ago. Today, a few people from another class were on the cover of Metro. There’s been really high security in the classroom since the cakes started getting assembled. I volunteered tonight to cut and serve the cake at the party which is free and open to the public. It was very chaotic. People waited a long time for free cake!
They made the last one look like the poster:
and my favourite. A cake that looks like dowtown Vancouver. Our college is even in it.
The event took place where the Olympic cauldron is located. Each cake was in a different tent. There were live bands but I didn’t pay attention to them. The mayor was there. All the TV stations were there. Hundreds of people were lined up for free cake. The tents were closed until it was time to cut the cake. Then all the cameras were pointed at the cake and us!
It was so much fun! I’m going to watch the news tonight to see if we’re in it.
The Olympic cauldron was lit for the party.
Army and Navy isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you need ramekins but they do have them and they’re cheap. four for $2.
I’m really impressed with their selection of kitchen utensils. they have several differents types of thermometers and scales.
I also found a mixing bowl for $2.50, a bamboo cutting board for $5.99 and measuring spoons for $1.99. I’ll be going back tomorrow for more.