EYERISHGRL'S MENTOR PROFILE

Hi, I'm EyeRishGrl.

I'm a mentor in Cheesecake, Cookies, Cake, Cupcakes, Fondant

Check out my website http://www.doesnotcookwellwithothers.com/

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My Cheesecake Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Because I love to share the secrets of baking with other who love to bake.


Experience:
I have a degree in the Pastry Arts, graduated Summa Cum Laude. I own my own baking business, and my most popular item is my cheesecake.


Biggest Lesson Learned:
Always let the cream cheese come to room temperature. Always scrape the sides of the bowl after adding each egg. Always bake in a water bath, even if the recipe does not direct you to do so.


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Chef John Gallager, "The Professional Pastry Chef" by Bo Friburg


Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
A.S. in Pastry ArtsrnGraduated Summa Cum Laude

My Tips:

  • Always let the ingredients come to room temperature.
  • Always scrape the bowl.
  • Always bake in a water bath.

My Cookies Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Baking cookies is my favorite thing to do.


Experience:
I have been baking cookies since I could reach the counter.


Biggest Lesson Learned:
Creaming the butter and sugar takes a minimum of 5 minutes.


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Chef John Gallagher; "The Professional Pastry Chef" by Bo Friburg


Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
A.S. in Pastry Arts; Graduated Summa Cum Laude

My Tips:

  • Cream the butter until it turns white. Makes fluffier cookies.
  • After adding the flour, mix ONLY until you can no longer see the flour. Otherwise you get tough cookies.
  • Never store different varieties of cookies together.

My Cake Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Because anybody can make a great cake without using a mix.


Experience:
Have been baking cakes out of my house since 2004


Biggest Lesson Learned:
Cakes are easier to cut when very cold


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Chef John Gallagher; "The Professional Pastry Chef" by Bo Friburg; "The Cake Bible" by Rose Levy Berenbaum


Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
A.S. in Pastry Arts; graduated Summa Cum Laude

My Tips:

  • Always soak cake in simple syrup before icing. Keeps cake moist.

My Cupcakes Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Cupcakes aren't just for kids anymore!


What inspires me in this category:
I love to come up with different "themes" for cupcakes based on holidays, events, etc.


Experience:
Cupcakes are a fun alternative to full cakes.


Biggest Lesson Learned:
If you're going to use gumpaste flowers on top, make them a week ahead of time.


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Chef John Gallagher; "The Professional Pastry Chef" by Bo Friburg; The Baker's Field to Cupcakes" by Dede Wilson


Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
A.S. in Pastry Arts; Graduated Summa Cum Laude

My Tips:

  • You can use any cake recipe to make cupcakes. The cooking time will be shorter.
  • The easiest way to apply icing is with a piping bag.
  • You can get creative with toppings using different candies.

My Fondant Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
I prefer to decorate with fondant as opposed to buttercream. The finished cake looks more professional.


Experience:
I love the finished look fondant gives a cake. You can also use it to mold almost any shape.


Biggest Lesson Learned:
It's so much easier to buy premade fondant than make your own!


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Chef John Gallagher; "The Professional Pastry Chef" by Bo Friburg


Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
A.S. in Pastry Arts; Graduated Summa Cum Laude; 6 years' baking and decorating experience.

My Tips:

  • Knead until easily pliable.
  • Add paste food coloring; knead while wearing plastic gloves.

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