Thursday, June 25, 2009

More from the weddings

Chocolate work

Chocolate show piece

chocolate box

plastic chocolate roses

Cakes and Tarts...for you afternoon tea or party

petit four glace

fruit tartlets

brasilia gateau

Le Cordon Bleu

Here are some pictures of the work at Le Cordon Bleu.

Marzipan work.

Several pieces for events

Hazelnut profiterole with golden almond

Dulce de Leche almond tartlet or the almond flower

Coconut wedding ring

Display at the wedding

A personal journey

In the end of 2007 all I knew is that I wanted to work with something that could make people happy.
I had been working as a Public Relations for one year and even though I loved the profession, I still needed to accomplish something else. At a point in time, it just clicked. I needed to be the change I wanted for my own life and there was where everything began.
I was raised in a context where food played an important part. My mom was really good at it and taught us to always be curious about food. One day, I found an old recipe of my grandma's corn cake and I made it myself just for the fun of it. Baking became... the best part of my day!

A new job

My sister had her best friend's wedding to attend and she needed a special gift. Something that would be a part of that day and that she would not forget about.
Weddings in Brazil are big! At least 200 guests each party and details and more details.
A great expectation is always generated about the confectionary table, where speialties are beautifully displayed to wonder the eyes and water the mouth.
" Ok, why don't we give her the confectionary for the wedding?"
" That is great idea!" - I don't think we had ever worked harder... confectionary for 300 people and endless hours of preparation.
We created a personalised selection for the couple, sweets that had something to do with their personality and that would wish them a happy life together.
Our first experience was a success and other brides started to show up!

Changing countries

Pastry and confectionary grew on me. I started taking lessons and I decided I wanted to live by what I loved.
Talking to my sister one night she told that if I wanted to do something, I needed to BE that something first and that at the moment I wasn't! But there was nothing stopping me from becoming what I wanted to become!
I decided I was going to learn from the basics, learn from my mistakes and that I would listen to people who knew more than I did.
I never thought I would end up at Le Cordon Bleu. That was a far away dream. And somehow it happened.
In 2008 I left the confort of my home to move to Australia and learn more about what I love so much. It worked out. I graduated and now it is time to put the skills to use. I am just starting, but I am sure I'll get there!
My sister is getting married this year and I can proudly say that whatever is sweet in her special day is going to be on me! Wish me luck!