I suppose it’s normal to dedicate an entire page of my own blog to, well, ME.
My name is Angie. I’m 21 years old and I love baking. I first discovered and nurtured this love during stressful times in college. It became a sort of escape.
I was able to take out my anger by kneading a ball of bread dough.
The more oomph I put into the kneading stage, the better my loaves turned out. Definitely.
I was able to express myself and my emotions artistically with a piping bag and some icing as my paints and a cake as my canvas.
My greatest joy has always been seeing people eat what I have made and smile because it’s good. Just knowing that I can make someone a little happier because of something I baked…. nothing brings me a warmer glow.
I dream of someday opening up my own bake shop. It would be a warm place filled with love and happiness… and lots of pink. I love all things frilly, lacy and feminine.
I want to go to pastry school so bad. I live in Canada and can’t really afford to go study in places like Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, or The Culinary Institute of America, which would just be so amazing. Luckily, there is a Cordon Bleu school in Ontario, which I hope to be able to attend one day. In the meantime I’m just trying to focus on finishing my bachelor’s degree in Food Science at McGill University here in Montreal.
My biggest baking success so far is a moist, chocolatey black forest cake whose recipe can be found here.
I swear this cake was all things amazing. You HAVE to try it; everyone who tried it absolutely loved it. The only unfortunate thing was that I didn’t have the foresight to GRATE the chocolate topping and I instead chopped it and sprinkled it on the top… that was a little too chunky for both some people’s tastes. But other than that the cake was perfect.
My biggest baking failure so far is puff pastry… I can never manage to get it right. Maybe it’s because the temperature of my kitchen is too warm and the butter keeps breaking through the dough… I don’t know what is wrong. I just can’t not screw up puff pastry from scratch. So sad.
Also a quick thanks to my friend R.L. for designing and creating my blog’s banner. I love it!