Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Free Dessert Calendars for 2015! 3 types for You

 Hey Guys! :) 
I brought a gift for You! 

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, and finally I know where I will go to celebrate :D 
After that it will be 2015! 
Usually we got too many calendars, like now we have one for each and every walls in our room. Crazy. But guess what? This year I only got 1, and it's a smaller size, so I decided to make my own...
Of course, I involved desserts, and what's even more obvious, that I used my own pictures from this blog. 
They appeared to be super cool, so I decided to share them with You.

I created 3 calendars, each is different in the style and the size. 
You know, one basic for a room, one with big spaces to write in, and one little to a reminder.
 You only have to download it (it's free), print them out, and stamp them together. :) 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Decorated Christmas Cookies

Merry Christmas Dears,
I hope You are feeling wonderful, and had a special Christmas this year.
We just had our 3rd big Christmas Lunch... (It's definitely not the time for starting a diet... :D )
As I mentioned before, this year, nearly all of my family members got a plate of decorated Christmas cookies from me. Here I will show the steps of the preparations...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas whoopie cookie

Merry Christmas Eve to You! :)
Today I brought a nice Christmas stocking filling cookie idea. 
It's tastes so Christmas-y, as it contains all the great spices and ingredients, that we use during the Holidays. Some examples: cinnamon, gingerbread spice mix, grounded walnut, candied orange peel, cocoa, caramel....Yum! :)
When You are ready, you can pack them nicely in a little bag, with more cookies, gingerbread, anything You like, like I did... 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chocolate bread - Christmas style

Hi Dears, 
Christmas is almost here...
I don't know how You feel about it, but for me, December pasted really fast.
This used to be my favorite month of the Year , as I love preparing for the Holidays. 
I always create something hand.made for my family.
 Usually, a painted postcard, or a necklace, or I decorate a wooden box with napkin. Last year I edited photos and placed them on magic mugs. Do you know them? They are so funny, from the outside they look simple, 1 color-mug, but when you pour hot liquid in them, the pictures will be shown. 
This year, as I'm in the confectioner industry I will create many.many cookies and sweets and pack them nicely.
But now, I brought You a special Christmas dessert
This time, here in Hungary the Fruit-bread is really popular, which tastes like a pound cake with dry fruits in it, just the shape is different. 
My family doesn't like dry fruits. What do they like? Chocolate of course!
 So, I created a special version of the sweet bread.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Advent crowns made with gingerbread

Hi Dears, 
Are You prepared for the Holidays? :)
I still need to bake a couple of things, like more Beiglis, some snow crescents, Chocolate roll etc... 
But I baked these Advent crowns a while ago, to decorate the dining tables of my family members. I baked 6 different crowns. 
I hope You will like them as well. 
As for me, I always loved creating home-made presents. They are cuter and more personal. And this one is easy as well, only You need some free-time, a few hours.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Smiley Natural Christmas fragrance - Orange~men

"All I want for Christmas...." besides You, is smelling the orangy, spicy fragrance of the Punch, with the mixture of the freshly baked cookies... :)

I created these sweet gifts for my family members, with lots of great spices. I love all of them, like the cinnamon, the cloves, the star anises and the laurel leaves. Pricked in the oranges they create a really nice fragrance... And the cloves are really useful for nails for the leaves. 

I decorated them with some rosehip and apple decorations.  :) Let's see the babies...

Monday, December 8, 2014

Starting my confectioner (trainee) life

I mentioned it before, but I thought I should write more about this milestone in my life... 
I started my internship in one of the best confectionery / café in Budapest as a confectioner trainee.  

It's not really what I thought it would be...

Well, what everybody thinks of working in a pastry shop?
  • plump ladies and podgy men with mustache are preparing beautiful cakes and muffins while they are singing yodels
  • or at least there is a granny from Little Red Riding Hood who knows all of the recipes of the famous café by heart who is the head confectioner
  • creating cakes is fun and needs lots of creativity
  • confectioners have enough time to decorate the cakes, that's why they are so beautiful
  • they eat, or at least they taste all the time, so that's a heavenly job

And what's the truth?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Confectionery studies - 9th week

Dear Readers,
Sorry for not posting lately, but as I am working now in a real confectionery I am more and more busier as time is getting closer to Christmas. We have sooo many orders, like last week we baked for a 6000 members event, which means thousands kilograms of cakes and savory scones to prepare.

But at school we continued our studies as well, on the 8th week (unfortunately I left my cell at home, so no pictures) but we learnt the basic sponge cake recipes.

That means, that the next week we started the real cake factory duties. :)  
So I brought many-many tasty and beautiful cakes this time!