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Old 06-04-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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Ok this is a good vent (is there such a thing?) that I wanted to share with my friends here at DC... I was in the restaurant business for quite some time doing my share of everything... About 18 months ago I gave it all up, very burnt out, and becoming increasingly unhappy... Don't get me wrong, cooking to me is not work, but a happy joyful experience that I feel I can share with those I love... I just needed to find myself, and baking came into my life... Now i've never really baked mainly because I didn't like sweets (well that changed over the last year) I now adore sweets, especially chocolate, but anything will do (well not everything my sweet ladies, get your minds outta the gutta, I know who you are! )

So when I went to Georgia two weeks ago to visit bro n SIL we all sat down and had a fabulous conversation... They both told me I had a gift (they meant for cooking) and that I should run with it... We discussed my new found love of baking, and they said that once again I should do what I feel I am finally called to do...

This got me thinking that maybe it's always been there, but pushed aside for the cooking... I decided, when I got home, that I was going to look for a mentor (no pay just knowledge) so I e-mailed a few bakeries so they could read my purposal and jell it over... Well low and behold I got an e-mail today from one of the most prestigious cake shops in my town asking me to come in on tuesday because they would love to meet with me... I am thrilled!!!

So I decided to make a cake to bring into this meeting, this way they could see how far along I am in the baking department (not very far indeed but very adventurious) I am makin a cake from Rose Beranbaums new book, the cake is called Southern (Manhatten) Coconut Cake with Silk Meringue Buttercream. I've just finished the creme anglaise part of it since the buttercream is in three parts and I thought I knock this out tonight, and finish tomorrow... I chose this recipe (to be honest) because putting coconut chips on a cake is very forgiving ...

I know that there are many pro bakers out there, and I would love if I could hear your thoughts, wisdom, inspiration, and anything else you wanna give...

Say a prayer for me that it all works out... I will keep you posted... XOXO

P.S. K darling, still can't figure out the picture thing, do you think if I e-mailed you the pictures of my beautiful (hopefully) cake you could post it for me???

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Old 06-04-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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Ok this is a good vent (is there such a thing?) that I wanted to share with my friends here at DC... I was in the restaurant business for quite some time doing my share of everything... About 18 months ago I gave it all up, very burnt out, and becoming increasingly unhappy... Don't get me wrong, cooking to me is not work, but a happy joyful experience that I feel I can share with those I love... I just needed to find myself, and baking came into my life... Now i've never really baked mainly because I didn't like sweets (well that changed over the last year) I now adore sweets, especially chocolate, but anything will do (well not everything my sweet ladies, get your minds outta the gutta, I know who you are! )

So when I went to Georgia two weeks ago to visit bro n SIL we all sat down and had a fabulous conversation... They both told me I had a gift (they meant for cooking) and that I should run with it... We discussed my new found love of baking, and they said that once again I should do what I feel I am finally called to do...

This got me thinking that maybe it's always been there, but pushed aside for the cooking... I decided, when I got home, that I was going to look for a mentor (no pay just knowledge) so I e-mailed a few bakeries so they could read my purposal and jell it over... Well low and behold I got an e-mail today from one of the most prestigious cake shops in my town asking me to come in on tuesday because they would love to meet with me... I am thrilled!!!

So I decided to make a cake to bring into this meeting, this way they could see how far along I am in the baking department (not very far indeed but very adventurious) I am makin a cake from Rose Beranbaums new book, the cake is called Southern (Manhatten) Coconut Cake with Silk Meringue Buttercream. I've just finished the creme anglaise part of it since the buttercream is in three parts and I thought I knock this out tonight, and finish tomorrow... I chose this recipe (to be honest) because putting coconut chips on a cake is very forgiving ...

I know that there are many pro bakers out there, and I would love if I could hear your thoughts, wisdom, inspiration, and anything else you wanna give...

Say a prayer for me that it all works out... I will keep you posted... XOXO

P.S. K darling, still can't figure out the picture thing, do you think if I e-mailed you the pictures of my beautiful (hopefully) cake you could post it for me???
Mimi,
Holy moly girl congraatulations.May I wish you the best of everything. I just know you will blow their socks off. Best wishes and keep us posted.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:00 AM   #3
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Holy moly girl congraatulations.May I wish you the best of everything. I just know you will blow their socks off. Best wishes and keep us posted.
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Thanks Kades, you made me cry, in a good way... XOXO
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:27 AM   #4
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Ok this is a good vent (is there such a thing?) that I wanted to share with my friends here at DC... I was in the restaurant business for quite some time doing my share of everything... About 18 months ago I gave it all up, very burnt out, and becoming increasingly unhappy... Don't get me wrong, cooking to me is not work, but a happy joyful experience that I feel I can share with those I love... I just needed to find myself, and baking came into my life... Now i've never really baked mainly because I didn't like sweets (well that changed over the last year) I now adore sweets, especially chocolate, but anything will do (well not everything my sweet ladies, get your minds outta the gutta, I know who you are! )

So when I went to Georgia two weeks ago to visit bro n SIL we all sat down and had a fabulous conversation... They both told me I had a gift (they meant for cooking) and that I should run with it... We discussed my new found love of baking, and they said that once again I should do what I feel I am finally called to do...

This got me thinking that maybe it's always been there, but pushed aside for the cooking... I decided, when I got home, that I was going to look for a mentor (no pay just knowledge) so I e-mailed a few bakeries so they could read my purposal and jell it over... Well low and behold I got an e-mail today from one of the most prestigious cake shops in my town asking me to come in on tuesday because they would love to meet with me... I am thrilled!!!

So I decided to make a cake to bring into this meeting, this way they could see how far along I am in the baking department (not very far indeed but very adventurious) I am makin a cake from Rose Beranbaums new book, the cake is called Southern (Manhatten) Coconut Cake with Silk Meringue Buttercream. I've just finished the creme anglaise part of it since the buttercream is in three parts and I thought I knock this out tonight, and finish tomorrow... I chose this recipe (to be honest) because putting coconut chips on a cake is very forgiving ...

I know that there are many pro bakers out there, and I would love if I could hear your thoughts, wisdom, inspiration, and anything else you wanna give...

Say a prayer for me that it all works out... I will keep you posted... XOXO

P.S. K darling, still can't figure out the picture thing, do you think if I e-mailed you the pictures of my beautiful (hopefully) cake you could post it for me???
how exciting for you. you will do just wonderfully.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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Oh WOW, Mimi.........I'm just thrilled to read this news. Hey girl, you're on your way!!

As far a the pictures are concerned, I'd be glad to try but I guarantee that there's folks here that know a ton more about posting original pictures than I do. Mimi....make a new post here on DC, so it will get full attention, and I bet we'll both learn something.

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Old 06-05-2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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very cool!

good luck, mimiz!!!

btw, i love coconut cakes!
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #7
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This is a very good thing. Good Luck! I'd bet on your success.
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Mimi as they say in "French"(Yiddish) mit muzzel---(with good luck!) may all your cakes be wonderful ones.....
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Mimi,
Congratulations! I wish you all the success in the world. I'm so excited for you.
Can't wait to see pics of the cake and hear how things went on tuesday.
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