Thursday, May 9, 2013

2013 Wake Tech Cake Competition - First Place Win!

The coveted golden wisk trophy!

Katie and Hannah's Handmade Gumpaste Daisies!

I am in love with this cake!  Valerie made the birds out of fondant!

Those flowers are out of this world, Hannah!

Maggie came to support!

Setting up for Cupcake Wars

Hannah and Katie

Tiaria's Cake

I love Alexis' Cake!  Those roses were so cool!

Goofing Off with the Culinary Gals!

We Found Raven! She was the winner last year and took home bronze in the grown-up competition! : ) So proud!

Using a Brulee Torch for Their Lemon Cupcakes with Homemade Lemon Curd and Meringue Frosting! 

Culinary LOVES Mrs. Wooten!  She came out to support our girls!

Finished Cupcakes

"Make a Funny Face" and this is all I came up with...LOL!

Allie won the people's choice with her red wings cake! YAY!
And the winner is.....HANNAH!  Hannah took first place this  year with her wedding cake!  I am one proud instructor!

Flavor Lab!

I love when someone photobomb's my mise en place photo!
Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Rice
Shrimp Creole with Rice

So good! Shakshuka

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas

Getting the look because our line is SO crowded!


Congrats to my first period class, Intro to CA, for passing ServSafe!

11 Students Passed!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Farewell Party and Appetizers

We have had the pleasure of having Susan visit with us from China for the past few weeks.  Intro worked on hors d'oeuvres and made a cake for Susan's last day.  They made pesto hummus, baked brie, pita chips, cucumber canapes, and sausage balls. Our new friend was very shy, but loved to helo her group in the lab.  One student brought her a Hershey bar to taste America and she left a paper crane with us.  We will miss you Sue!  : )

Farmer's Market and Cakes

We were asked to partner with the Apex Farmer's Marker this year.  We had the opportunity to do a live cooking demo on opening day making fresh ricotta cheese with local herbs and tomatoes for the shoppers.

Culinary I working on cakes!  This is not my forte, but the kids turned out some really neat cakes!  Check out Hannah's below!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cooking Methods Showcase

My honors students chose a cooking method to do their showcase project on.  They had a blast with this project!  They had to create their menu name and description, the recipe, cost per plate with mark-up, plate sketches, a poster about their method, and a plated meal.  As always, some turned out great, while other methods were a little harder to master.  Either way, the students enjoyed having their "own" creation and garnishes.  Enjoy some new photos of this project!

Sea Salt and Thyme Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Creme Anglaise and Fresh Whipped Cream Garnished with a Sprig of Thyme....YUMMO!

Chicken and Waffles with Thyme Infused Maple Syrup 

This plate brought back memories of states!  Yellow Rice with Lime Chicken and Corn Red Pepper Relish

Stewed Orange Vinegar Chicken Thighs with Pearl Onions and Spinach

Moo Shu Steak with Scallions and White Rice

Group Shot of All Nine Honors Projects

Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Yogurt-Herb Sauce Served with Roasted Chicken and Asparagus

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