Culinary Graduation

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If you would have asked me five years ago where I would be now, I never would have imagined I would be graduating baking and pastry school, embarking on my career as a pastry chef, and launching my own cake decorating business. I first began college as a premed student in Northern Kentucky. Four majors later I found out about the Baking and Pastry program at the Art Institute and I realized baking did not have to be just a hobby. The program helped me recognize that I could have a career in a field that I have an immense love and passion for. I began the program in October of 2009, eager to learn all that I could about my new field of study. I was anxious to acquire the techniques that I watched everyday on the Food Network and excited to one day create the masterpieces that these Chefs have done. My first cake in my introduction to baking class was simply decorated with a vine of pumpkins. Through the classes offered in the Baking and Pastry program, the instructors helped expand my knowledge and skills. During my second quarter at the Art Institute I was able to make a primitive fire place scene out of bread and as Easter Bunny with a basket make completely of sugar. Each class was specific to techniques used to create exquisite showpieces and cake creations. After my third quarter in the program, I had experience making many classic European tortes and made a box completely out of chocolate. My fourth and final quarter was my favorite of my Baking and Pastry college career. I had finally reached that classes that were specific to my dreams and passions. I used the very same techniques that I had been watching on the “Cake Challenge.” I was finally able to make artwork out of my cakes. From my Rodeo Cowboy cake to my chocolate piped Smurfs, I finally felt confident that this is what I would spend the rest of my life doing. Now, only three months out of school,…...

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