Happy New Year to everyone!
What a year 2012 was for me! I changed work places within 4 months. My biggest thing of the 2012 was, I got a new puppy. She just turned 3 months!
Anyway, back to my unexpected things in life that happened in 2012. You know, I'm not a bread baking person. Because, bread is ALIVE! You leave a dough for 5 min and it grows in to this big goop. If I do one thing wrong, doesn't rise, looks funny and just bad news. In order for me to learn how to bake cakes without big baking degree, I decided to get a job at a German bakery. It has cakes and breads. So I got a job as a cake decorator. Was not the job I expected! Was not the greatest work environment. To begin with, they were no longer "German/Swiss" Owned bakery. They were Middle Eastern, who really knew nothing about European cakes and breads... Just so disappointing! The business got slower so my hours were cut. At same time, I was working at this big box grocery store. Suddenly, this store needed a mixer (A person, who makes dough). All the sudden, I'm dealing with dough! UGH! Endless amount of dough everyday! I start working from 3:30 am... But I work full time, and I actually enjoy making dough! And see my products come out nice and toasty from ovens. I even can't wait till next day to try mixing better. It's a non stop 8 hours work, so right now, I'm exhausted that I can't bake anything when I come home... So I will post my recent cake photos... Strawberry mousse cake. One with Strawberry on top and the other, filled with ganache. But who knew I'd work in bakery making dough, things in life really happens unexpectedly... Well, I'm gonna try to bake more cakes on a side!!