SOO to graduate high school everyone had to do a senior project. and being the cool kid I am, I chose to do Baking & Pastry Arts [which I happen to be going to collegeee for]... so here's a bunch of stuff I made for my expo display
this is my whole display... still mostly intact [as soon as I was finished being judged a crowd of freshman came and stole my cookies :-(
these are my faaaaaabulous cupcakes. they're white velvet butter cake [cupcakes] from The Cake Bible, with the buttercream recipe from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. They are decorated with fondant flowers, gum paste flowers, sprinkles, and green buttercream.
ohh, and the little signs that say what everything is are made out of white chocolate. I melted the chocolate, and put it into molds. then used colored chocolate to pipe out the words on the chocolate bars. yayy
chocolate covered strawberries. milk chocolate on the strawberry, then colored white chocolate for decoration
marzipan truffles. I pretty much melted a pack of marzipan [4oz, maybe?] with 8oz dark chocolate. then I let it cool until it could be rolled into balls. they're rolled in coconut, chopped almonds, and cocoa powder. [the white chocolate sign there looks really bad... I was attempting to finish them all during my lunch block the day of expo... oopss]
this is apple walnut cake with caramel cream cheese frosting with extra caramel drizzle and walnuts for a garnish. all from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook.
pots de creme... pretty much fancy chocolate pudding. with pocky and whipped cream for a garnish. I got this recipe from a Culinary Institute of America cookbook [it was more of a textbook, though]
this is exactly why you DON'T leave creme brulee out without refrigeration. it looked good before expo, I swear. recipe from Williams-Sonoma Desserts.
marzipan dinosaur named JESSE... like nessie.. because he looked like nessie. all I did for him was add food coloring to the marzipan [which makes it very sticky, you'd probably want to get powdered food coloring] and then molded it into dinosaur/nessie shape..... the "rocks" around him are all chocolate. like m&ms.
aaaaaaaaaand finally my beeeeeest friend eating the last of the apple walnut cake... you can also see a bit of the looovely poster I made to display all my work over the year.
I also baked about 5 billion White Chocolate Coconut Macademia cookies... but I didn't take a picture of them for some reason?
I didn't post the actual recipes, because I don't know if it's legal? buuuut if anyone wants one, just let me know and I can post it or message it or whateverrrr.