MENTORS IN CUPCAKES
Found 11 Mentors.
Why I want to be mentor: because i want to help and share recipes with other people!
Lesson Learned: make sure you have all the ingrediants before you start and if it needs to be iced make sure you have enough icing sugar before you start!
Tip: try freestyle baking! its easier than you think
Why I want to be mentor: Like i said, me and cookies go way back.
Lesson Learned: The best lessons learned are the ones that have not been taught yet?
Tip: I am not quite ready yet to dish out cups of wisdom.
Why I want to be mentor: My mom passed down her treasured family recipes so I feel like it's my turn to help those with less baking skills. Perhaps you may also teach me something too!
Lesson Learned: When baking try not to do it on a hot day. A hot kitchen is no fun and ultimately ruins your baked goods anyway.
Tip: when working with chocolate ganache and you don't have time for it to firm up, just put it in the fridge, bowl and all, for about 30 minutes. It will firm up. If it gets too firm, let it sit out for a few minutes.
Why I want to be mentor: I have my own cupcake website and lots of experience both baking cupcakes and helping others make cupcakes.
Lesson Learned: When making Italian Buttercream - blend, blend, blend...!
Tip: ALWAYS taste test your frosting before you put it on your cupcake.
Why I want to be mentor: Cupcakes aren\'t just for kids anymore!
Lesson Learned: If you\'re going to use gumpaste flowers on top, make them a week ahead of time.
Tip: The easiest way to apply icing is with a piping bag.
Why I want to be mentor: I have such a passion for baking and helping others. Anything I can do to make the world a sweeter place!
Lesson Learned: Time and precise measuring is KEY in baking. You cannot eyeball ingredients as you can with traditional cooking.
Tip: Always bring passion to the table. You can taste it!
Why I want to be mentor: When I first started baking, I learned everything I could from food blogs run by home bakers. Now that I've crammed my brain full of information, I'd love to share it!
Lesson Learned: Never get frustrated when something goes wrong. The most important lessons aren't learned from getting things right; They're learned by making mistakes! Laugh about it, and keep trying until you get it right.
Tip: When it comes to mixing, LESS IS MORE after the flour has been added!
Why I want to be mentor: I would love to become a mentor in this category so I can share some of our talents and skills to fellow bakers and to our community.
Lesson Learned: I learned that if you love what you do, you will always have fun doing it. We love baking and making pastries at the same time giving back to the community.
Tip: Patients is a virtue
Redondo Beach, CA.
Why I want to be mentor: 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.
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.
Tip: To make fresh buttercream from the scratch the butter must be room temperature or else it will not come out properly.
San Diego, CA
Why I want to be mentor: Although I am great at cooking anything from sweet to savory, cupcakes are my favorite which is why I have become so good at them!
Lesson Learned: Not to beat some doughs and batters smooth. Like with Pound cake.
Tip: Ginger fixes everything