Afternoon Tea in London

One of the most quintessentially British things to do in London is indulge in an afternoon tea. Even though I’ve been living in London nearly (although not continuously) a year and a half, I’ve yet to indulge in this tradition. This was finally rectified when my class had the opportunity to visit The Ritz for afternoon […]


Pastry School Diary: Week 24

Well, we’ve done it. Pastry school is half way over and I’ve graduated from the International Patisserie Diploma portion of the course. We now have two weeks off before starting the higher culinary diploma portion of the course. It’s going to feel weird once we go back not to be in the kitchen with the […]


Pastry School Diary: Week 23

I know I keep saying this, but ever since we came back from Christmas, pastry school has been flyyyyying by. This is our second to last week of the International Pastry Diploma portion. It included soufflés, tarts, an exam and lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Tuesday: Lemon Pudding Soufflé, Raspberry Soufflé and Pistachio Soufflé On […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 22

I cannot believe how fast the second half of the pastry portion of pastry school is going! Ever since our return after Christmas the time has been flying by. It’s going to be weird not to see these ladies so much every week (although a couple of them are part of the second half of […]

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Pastry School Diary: Week 21

Pastry school week 21 was all about cakes. We made four of them. I arrived back in London Tuesday morning at the start of the school week after an amazing weekend in Charleston; visiting with college friends, family and the wedding celebrations of one of my dearest friends from high school. I even got a […]


Pastry School Diary: Week 20

I can’t believe it’s week 20! Only one month left of the pastry part of my course. I was only in the kitchen one day this week as we got the opportunity on Wednesday to go to the World Chocolate Masters UK/Ireland pre-selection finals because it was held at my school, Westminster Kingsway College. Thursday and Friday […]