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10.24.2018

FRENCH PASTRY SHOP CLASS



FRENCH PASTRY SHOP CLASS 


Look what I just ran across on Craftsy!  I am so excited.  

I have wanted to learn to make French pastries every since I visited France a few years ago.  I had the best macaroons and cream puffs at a little shop in Toulon, France.  Though I love French pastries,the best cannolis I have ever had was in a little bakery in Italy so I am keeping my eyes out for a great cannoli recipe.

This class  guided by expert pastry chef Colette Christian! Discover pâte à choux, the only pastry dough cooked on the stovetop, and learn to hand pipe it into perfect éclairs and cream puffs.

Whip up luscious vanilla pastry cream, chocolate ganache and Chantilly cream, and transform pâte sucrée into an incredible tarte aux fruits and a poached pear and almond cream tart. Plus, make phenomenally flaky puff pastry with step-by-step guidance from Colette, and turn it into exquisite palmiers, addictive cheese straws and a flavorful apple tarte tatin – complete with homemade caramel. 

If you are interested in learning to make great pastries, you can check out the class HERE.

10.20.2018

PAW PATROL 3rd BIRTHDAY PARTY

We had my grandson's third birthday party last weekend.  Everyone was invited for lunch and to celebrate Little Man's birthday.  We had a lot of fun planning the party and everything turned out great.

We kept it simple and easy to set up since we were having an outdoor party this year.  Not to mention that is was in the 90's with the humidity making it seem hotter.



Here is the table for the party.  My favorite part was the coated Oreo cookies.  You can find detailed instructions on how to make these cookies HERE.



PAW PATROL ~ CANDY COATED OREO COOKIES


I think I was the most excited about making these cookies for the party.  I ran across this video on YouTube and fell in love with the idea.  I ordered the molds online and you can see the results are fantastic.


You will want to make the paws first.  I did not have the same molds that the person in the video used.  I ordered my molds from Amazon.  I will leave links below.
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