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Week 8 – Gateaux, Tarts and Tortes: Window display

So this week, we had heaps of fun doing ‘French Pastries’, which are cakes of a single serve for a window/buffet display. Chef let us experiment with some new ideas as the ones we kept over the last 7 weeks were accidentally defrosted and had to be thrown out.

Item #1: Pink “masterchef” profiterole, choux base and shortbread top, small top, big bottom, raspberry jelly insert, creme, sugar flower on top and raspberry powder white chocolate pieces


Item #2: Pink eclairs, choux base, creme, fresh berries, chocolate decoration


Item #3: Pistachio Macaron, vertical, pistachio mousse, raspberry jelly, white chocolate mousse, toasted nuts


Item #4: Walnut Macaron, finger shapped, caramel mousse, caramel, coffee mousse, chocolate sphere and decor


Items #5 and #6: Esterhazy Torte (Hazelnut) and Linzer Torte


Entire Display…



Field Trip and a surprise visit..

So one of our Teachers mentioned that we were to go on a field trip (Implementation of Food Safety procedures) and I suggested RACV Club down on Little Collins Street, we had the OK from the Executive Chef Pierrick Boyer and today we went off to Le Petit Gateau. Pierrick gave us a tour in the kitchen and gave us some tips for getting into the industry. And as we were having coffee and cake, in walks Adriano Zumbo! What luck! Both chefs, equally nice and we were fortunate to meet them. I had the Black Beauty cake and two macarons (Lychee and Pistachio).


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