Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Theme Day: Bakeries

I thought I was going to miss this theme day. I thought I didn't have any bakery shots, and I knew I didn't have time to go get one.

But wait! This is why I never throw anything away.

Two years ago, I took this photo of student chefs from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena as they worked to help create the cake for Pasadena's 124th birthday.

It was tempting to steal one of those sugar/frosting roses. It's not like the  chefs were paying any attention to me. I could have gotten away with it.

Here's the post I wrote about the experience. I posted more photos on Overdog. I've been neglecting poor Overdog. Ah, well.

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26 comments:

Dina said...

They are really intent on their flowery work.

I like the pens in a sleeve pocket.
Glad you remembered this photo-treasure.

lewi14 said...

Nice to see these artists at work. The cake looks wonderful.

Shell Sherree said...

How beautiful! Someone close to me had similar roses on her wedding cake. It looked lovely.

Hilda said...

Lovely sugar flowers. Like Dina, I'm glad you remembered you had this.

Kate said...

One of my fantasies is to attend Le Cordon Bleu here in the Twin Cities. I'd love to be able to do what these young people are doing!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

aww, artistry at work....i've always wanted to learn how to make those flowers!.

SRQ said...

Good one for today's theme day. They sure are busy!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very good picture for theme day. I love the approach you have given to the subject.

Bellis said...

Thanks for telling me about the new Cambridge Daily Photo, I've become a follower. (Sounds like I'm a religious convert.) Your blog is extra special, though, as the writing's even better than the great photos. Still amazed, but grateful, that you can come up with such gems each and every day.

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi, thanks for all your visits! I look forward to visiting all your blogs today. I will need a plate of cookies at my side before I begin.

That's high praise, Bellis, thank you. I choose a photo and let it inspire me.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Much better then those panties twisted up to look like roses that they sell at the HiHo market down at the bottom of my street

Desiree said...

Delightful! Bakeries always lure me in--

LONDONLULU said...

A great shot and tribute to the hard work that bakers put in (we have family members who do this).

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't know, PA, that sounds like something I need.

Me too, Desiree. The aroma.

I hope they bring things home, LondonLulu.

Deb said...

A bakery action shot, fab! Only 79 sugar roses to go.......

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I'm with Deb - I love a good action shot and who would have thought - a bakery action shot!

Laura Monteros said...

I wrote several articles on that cake (and the one from the year before) and posted videos. It was such a fun thing to do!

This article is a hub with links, but I'm sure only a cake aficionado such as myself would be intersted.

http://exm.nr/birthdayhub

I couldn't make the cake-tasting event so I sent my son and his girlfriend.

Petrea Burchard said...

Did you count the flowers, Deb?

Hi Cathy--yes, who'd have thought? Bakery action!

I never did taste this one either. Laura. Last year (125) the cake top remained in the window at the Culinary Institute long enough to tell me that although it was made of food, it probably wasn't edible.

paul said...

Great shot of concentrated activity.

Ms M said...

I agree with the others-- an excellent photo. The roses look so delicate and eerily real.

Adele said...

No argument here either! Beautiful photo. I've always wanted to learn how to do that. Now, I feel just a little bit closer to my goal...

Petrea Burchard said...

I've never had much patience for cooking or baking, but I'm a big fan of delicious foods and of those who make them.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

And the stem makes a handy crack pipe in a pinch.

Petrea Burchard said...

Ha. Great. Crack and sugar, just what we need.

TheChieftess said...

Well darn!!! I keep forgetting about the first of the month theme day!!!

I love this shot!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

I'll bet you've got some good bakeries up there in god's country, Chieftess.