Photographic evidence suggests that I flipped my first pancake at 12 months old, from the arms of good ol' dad. I took a basic pastry course at Le Cordon Bleu, and I'm now attending a two-year Culinary Management program in Ottawa, Canada. Whenever I have time (and even sometimes when I don't!), I love to bake for my friends, classmates, and family.
My favorite things to cook
Mostly baked goods, but I like cooking almost everything. Breads are probably at the top of the list, but I love baking and decorating cakes, as well!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents encouraged me from the start, put up with some of my more bizarre creations, and continue to give support.
My cooking triumphs
I've made a few special-occasion cakes that went over very well, and all of the chefs at my school have been very complimentary and encouraging. Nothing particularly stands out, but I'm working on that!
My cooking tragedies
When my class made Creme Caramel at Le Cordon Bleu, even though I've made it several times before, I burned the caramel and filled the classroom with smoke. TWICE. They turned out well in the end, but it was very embarrassing. Also, on account of my clumsiness, I've dropped two otherwise perfectly fine cakes and one piecrust... during exams!