Patisserie Tuesday No. 1...
Long before I began blogging I wanted to be a pastry chef... ha! Everyone tried to discourage me saying, You? getting up at 3:00 in the morning?... that'll be the day! LOL! Well, come to find out the ones that do get up at 3:00 am are the bread aficionados, not the pastry chefs!
Undeterred by the negativity I finally got up the courage to try and landed an apprenticeship in a small bakery about an hour away from our house. It was the most grueling, challenging job that I have ever loved! My focus was cakes - for the most part wedding cakes, and working with chocolate... yeah, tough job but someone has to do it! :D
Unfortunately fibro was just starting to rear her ugly head and at the end of each day at the bakery I could barely drag myself to my car for the hour drive home... but I loved every minute of it. I have never had a job before or sense, and don't expect to ever have again, that met my creative needs and satisfied the diversity I always thirst for.
You could literally make a different cake or pastry every day for the rest of your life and barely scratch the surface of what is out there to do! The day I left the apprenticeship, one year after I began, I actually sat in my car and just started crying because I knew I was leaving the best job I would ever have! In the next life I have promised myself to start much earlier on with my baking career! :D
Of course what would a fabulous pastry be without an equally fabulous cappuccino?!
Now for a little inspiration... Yes, of course, from Paris!