First of all sorry that I have been quiet on here recently! I have had a busy week. The boy has left for England today and I am going to England on Friday! The count down has begun! It has been 7 months since I was last in England so I am very excited!
On Tuesday I was making the first elements of my Chocolate Caramel Cake when the phone rang. I ended up enquiring with the culinary school in Switzerland which I mentioned in my last post. The German representative gave me a call to talk about the course. It sounded incredible! But when I asked if there was any financial support with the tuition fees, the answer unfortunately was no!
I went back to making my cake a little deflated. 20 minutes later our phone rang again. This is very unusual so I thought it was just my Husband… it wasn’t. After some confusion I realised it was an owner from one of the Konditorei’s (Patisserie) I wrote to back in January offering me an interview!
So yesterday after school I headed off to the Konditorei and had an interview with one of the nicest people I have ever met! We ended up talking (mainly in German!) for around half an hour before I was offered a trial day! I am so excited and I am hoping that I will be able to do the trial day when I come back from England. Everything about this Konditorei is what I have been looking for. The facilities are amazing, they make a huge range of products, the owner is lovely and my language barrier doesn’t seem to be a massive issue! I will let you know how it all turns out!
Anyway, on to the cake! The cake I made this week was inspired by Katherine Sabbath. If you don’t know who she is I strongly recommend you google her! Her designs are very unique!
The problem I have when making cake is that there are only two of us and as my Husband doesn’t have a massive sweet tooth making a full size cake is a waste. This cake was small enough to be able to hold in one hand! It is 3 layers of chocolate sponge sandwiched together with chocolate ganache and caramel. It is then covered in caramel buttercream and has chocolate ganache drizzled over the top with tiny meringue kisses and hand rolled truffles!
It was quite fiddly but I loved making it! Please let me know what you think!
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3 thoughts on “Saturday 21st March (an interview and a caramel cake)”
I am so jealous! I’d love to work in a Konditorei … not too keen on getting up early though …
That is the only negative! One of the Konditorei’s I looked at before was a 6am start which I didn’t think was too bad. This one is 2am though!
I know – but still, what a lovely profession!