Wednesday, March 9, 2011

An attempt to put my pastry education to good use

So most of you know that I've continued to work as a graphic artist, but would like to supplement my career by working in pastry. So here is what I've been working on since graduation:

I am looking to operate out of one of Chicago's shared commercial kitchens with hopes of selling to farmers' markets and local cafes. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Put. A. Bird. On. It.

Have you watched the IFC series called "Portlandia"? If you haven't, you must! Just take a look-see...

I too, am one of those weirdos who cannot resist a good bird motif...bonus points if it's on pastry.

Chocolate and passion fruit curd tart with cocoa powder bird.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Back to life, back to reality

Kevin and I have returned from Puerto Rico feeling rested and looking sun-kissed. San Juan was a fascinating city with friendly people and an overabundance of sunny, 80-plus degree days.

The majority of our time was spent in the Old San Juan area, which was absolutely charming. Regrettably, I didn't bring along my Nikon DSLR, so these photos were taken with my modest point and shoot camera.



And yes, I may have indulged in a tropical drink or two...okay, now back to work.