May 30, 2009

le cordon bleu

today i went to the le cordon bleu of pasadena to check out their patisserie and baking program.
my main concern was if i would be able to afford it...meaning would i be able to receive enough grants and loans to cover my tuition....
so i go there and ask questions and my lady tells me that i need to talk to the fin aid ppl down stairs for it...but....i cant until i submit an application and a deposit of $75 to secure my spot.

i went on a tour of the campus(its more of a building)
at the end of the tour, i was told that i needed to take a test prior to submitting an application
so they gave me a 30 questions to answer in a span of 8 mins on the computer.
passed this test with flying colors...
anyways so i go and decide to apply to the school because if for any reason i decide to drop, they would reimburse me of my $75 deposit.

so i signed my life away
then i went down stairs to meet with the fin aid ppl only to find out that i cant get any grant money because i have a stupid BA.....
also the loans wouldnt help much because 23,000 and 28,000 dont make too much of a difference because i dont have any money...

so now i must wait patiently to see if i could receive loans from other places
and probably during this time i should decide if i really do want to take out a loan...
or if i should just wait a couple years and save up (which will probably never happen)
i guess we'll just have to wait and see
it'd be really awesome if i was able to go but it looks like i wont be til later :(

May 18, 2009

thailand fundraiser

menu for lunch:
jasmine rice
thai bbq chicken
thai iced tea

this is where i found the recipe
thank you george for the awesome marinade recipe
it was a great hit!!!

thailand team was awesome to work with
great job you guys!!!

May 10, 2009

14 layers

this weekend i decided to try making a 14 layer cake.
i used the same recipe that bakerella used....
personally, i think the cake was way too sweet
her dark chocolate cream cheese frosting was pretty good

heres a picture...not that great of one
i was going to take a picture once we cut a bigger slice.....
but my mom already gave away slices of cake to other mothers
so i was no able to take a picture.

i'll probably never make this cake ever again haha

May 4, 2009


last friday i baked macaroons for my community group dinner.
of all the times i've baked them...i think this round came out the best.

coconut macaroons. this ones a big hit (at least around coconut lovers)

a lot of my macaroon shells cracked....and i still cant figure out how to not make them...

these are my favorite.....hazelnut mocha macaroons.
they almost taste like neutella