Friday, January 8, 2010
Today was much more comfortable than Wednesday. I did alot of hands on things and actually knew my way around the bakery. Charity asked me to help her with a salad cake. She shaped the cake and I sculpted the vegetables out of fondant. It was exciting to work with fondant for the first time. I've seen fondant on my favorite TV shows such as Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes, and have always been curious to use it. It turned out to be alot like playdoh, soft and easy to work with. It was an honor to be given a task that required trust in me to do it correctly.
What have you actively done to start off on the right note?
On the first meeting day with my mentor, I brought some homemade sugar cookies for her to try to demonstrate my passion for baking and my level of baking skills. I've also been professional appreciative and respectul to my mentors in the bakery. I am always available to help, and open to learn.
What have you actively done to create interesting opportunities for yourself?
All I can do is be available to help and open to learn. Everything that I learn from my mentors will be applied to my independant baking at home.
What have you actively done to advance the interests of your mentor and/or site?
I help out in the bakery saving my mentor time and energy. I ask alot of questions.
What can you do in the immediate future to improve yourself and your experience in the above areas?
I believe that I am on the right track and I've gone above and beyond. The next improvement is to continue to get to know everyone in the bakery and to continue to learn. I still haven't figured out what my project will be.