Friday, January 11, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls, Soft Pretzels, Oh My!

Today we ventured into the world of Yeast Breads. Some of use made soft pretzels and some of us made cinnamon rolls but, ALL of it was from scratch :). 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I Challenge You... a Cake-off! This week, Miss Botts' Foods II students participated in JMR's 4th Cake Challenge.  Students decided to make this semester's theme, Mardi Gras.  On Prep. Day 1 students baked all of their cakes (limit of 3 boxes).  On Prep. Day 2, students had 60 minutes to do the following:
  • Prepare 5 lb. of frosting
  • Shape and build their cake structures
  • Frost and fondant their cakes
  • Decorate and present
As if that wasn't enough pressure to do in 60 minutes, Miss Botts was continuously giving updates every 5-10 minutes on how much time was left which made the students even more anxious, excited, and stressed. Here's an inside look at how the Cake Challenge went....