Why I want to be mentor in this category: I want to be a mentor in this category because my company Sin Sweets, LLC specializes in cupcakes and I feel that I have the most experience in this category when it comes to baked goods. I would like to help people and solve some of their problems so that baking can be more fun for them.
What inspires me in this category: This category inspires me because I take joy in making little pieces of heaven look spectacular and taste one of a kind.
Experience: I have a bachelor's degree in culinary management and I also own Sin Sweets, LLC. We specialize in a variety of sweets including cupcakes and can be found at www.facebook.com/sinsweets.
Biggest Lesson Learned: Some of the most important lessons I have learned include how to build a successful recipe, the function of leaveners/driers/moisteners/etc in baking, how to temper chocolate correctly, and how to creatively decorate cupcakes and other sweets to that they are appealing to the eye.
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: My pastry teachers, cupcakes books, school recipe books, and self creativity helped me master this topic.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: I am a bachelor's degree from the Art Institute in culinary management and went through the baking and pastry program. I also worked with a dessert catering company for over 5 years. See my work at www.facebook.com/sinsweets in the photo gallery, my other website is currently under construction.
To make fresh buttercream from the scratch the butter must be room temperature or else it will not come out properly.