Happy Humpday everyone!
I’m feeling a lot better today—no more spilling tea and soup, I’m pretty much all caught up with my schoowork after finishing my make up practical last night. My chef instructor hasn’t graded me yet but by the time I get to class tonight he will have my grade. I think I made out pretty lucky because he is very laid back about the whole make up process. Last night we decorated our devil’s food cake with chocolate Italian buttercream (made from meringue) and we baked an almond sponge cake that we will use tonight. My dad is actually in town, he spent the night here at my place last night after a late flight into Orlando, and he is taking the cake with him to Miami (where he works) today for his office. He was quite excited about it! I have to admit, it does look pretty nice. Not to toot my own horn or anything but it’s definitely my best cake decorating job yet!
This morning I woke up early, ate half a banana with almond butter, and hit the gym for some cardio. I did 25 minutes on the elliptical machine then came back to make breakfast for my dad and I. I made us each the exact same thing: 2 hempplus waffles with walnuts, maple syrup and bananas. 🙂 We both loved it.
For lunch I packed a very messy wrap, which is why all you can see is it wrapped up. It was SO messy that all I could do was close it and wrap it tightly but it is filled with leftover SBITK “chicken” salad and spinach. I also am packing a pear and some carrot sticks, and the puffins I didn’t eat yesterday for a snack later.
My old roommate and her mom are coming in town today! She is packing up more stuff and will be here until Friday. Unfortunately, even though tomorrow is my day off, I will be QUITE busy because I have a big project due tomorrow night that I haven’t really had time to work on yet (duh). I get to design my own cake and bake it tomorrow night for my final practical! Now before you all get excited and think I am designing a cool vegan cake, wait a second. It has to be a cake we made in class! So….I decided to do a chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate swiss buttercream in between the layers and topped with a lavender infused Italian buttercream….decorated with dried lavender buds and buttercream rosettes! I seeped lavender buds all night last night to make the flavoring for the icing and I’m hoping it will work! In France I tasted the combination of chocolate and lavender, and they actually go quite nicely together. I’m very interested in the combination of herbal/flower flavors with chocolate. It’s a very European thing but I just love the flavor of rose, violet and lavender. I wanted to think outside of the box for this project because a lot of the other people are doing very simple things with chocolate and vanilla. We’ll see!
Have a great Wednesday—only a couple more days til’ the weekend!