I love Paris in the Springtime

Tomorrow, we leave for Paris. Yes, this ragtag bunch of breadheads from Vancouver Island University’s Pro Baking and Pastry Arts course is heading off […]

2 comments, Paul, February 29, 2012

Sliced Opera Cake

Cake Week in Pastry Level 2

With the end of the first section in the CIVIU course, we begin this second half with Level 2 of Pastry where we’ll be […]

1 comment, Paul, February 26, 2012


End of Pro Baking Section 1: Exam baking and a few breads

This post will be mostly baking photos so that I can get the last bit of the Bread Section recorded in here. The last […]

No comments, Paul, February 13, 2012


The Handmade Loaf by Dan Lepard to be’s next project

The Handmade Loaf becomes our Group Baking focus With Jeffrey Hamelman’s wonderful “” now completed, the Mellow Bakers have chosen to set their collective […]

2 comments, Paul, January 21, 2012


Making Macarons: Can it be truly easy?

At last, we’ve gathered up the courage to make macarons, these delightful little meringue-based almond cookies that are currently extremely de rigeur in the classiest of […]

11 comments, Paul, December 30, 2011