A Day in The Life of a Pastry Chef

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

Have you ever dreamed of what life would be like as a pastry chef? Okay, maybe not. But I know I have!

My free time is often filled with baking new recipes I’ve found on Pinterest or experimenting with things I haven’t tried before, but just IMAGINE if that was your job?!

Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to shadow a professional pastry chef here in Atlanta and I instantly fell in love. There’s no doubt I have a passion for PR, but I can dream, right?

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

These gorgeous creme brulees topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and mixed berries.

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

Chocolate flowers made with mixed nuts, dried fruit, and toffee bits. When the chocolate hardens, they make a gorgeous accent to a table or centerpiece!

Of course, any pastry chef has to make macarons! These are so fun and colorful! (From L to R): lemon, chocolate, pistachio, hazelnut, strawberry.

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

Pine nut pastries. Each pastry shell was filled with pine nuts and then a filling was poured on top and baked!

Can we all just admire this chocolate cake for a second? So simple, yet so elegant!

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

Also, the classic jumbo chocolate chip cookies. โค๏ธ

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

Mini scones…yummm. Just need a cup of coffee or tea to go with them!

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

There was a TON of chocolate melting going on while I was there. Some (like the white chocolate on the left) was poured into molds to use as a garnish, and some (like the dark chocolate on the right) was melted in huge batches to create chocolate bars, chocolate-covered nuts, or chocolate scrolls!

Beautiful! Interestingly enough, I did learn that dark chocolate is much easier to mold and shape than milk chocolate. Definitely keeping this in mind for when I try at home.

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

He also made them in different shapes – these chocolates were made into perfect circles and placed on open-faced macarons to be filled with chocolate mousse and garnished with fresh berries and lemon zest!

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

Finally, these chocolate truffles are just amazing. At first glance, you might not even realize that they are truffles – almost too pretty to eat! Each truffle was placed on a disk of dark chocolate and they were arranged on the gold truffle stand (who even knew truffle stands were a thing until today! haha)

A Day In the Life of a Pastry Chef

I was in heaven ALL day and definitely did not want to leave! Guess it’s time to start recreating this in my own kitchen (NOTE: you may be seeing some attempts up on the blog!)

8 Replies to “A Day in The Life of a Pastry Chef”

  1. Gosh, I just want to eat everything, so delicious with the chocolate truffles and the scones too! Hahah so hungry atm! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    1. I know, right?! I was in HEAVEN ๐Ÿ˜

  2. Wow!
    Amazing pictures!
    Colours are gorgeous and very inspiring to “feel” the taste and flavours! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Cheers
    consulente dโ€™immagine Elisa Negro
    xxx

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it! <3

  3. Oh my gosh! All of these look amazing!! Would love to try each & every one ๐Ÿ™‚ Like little pieces of art! Have a great weekend!

    1. I KNOW. My baking never looks quite this gorgeous…almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for stopping by! <3

  4. All these look mouth-watering! How I wish i could taste them all ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing
    xoxo

    http://www.myinfinitystyle.com/

    1. Thank you so much! They were so gorgeous!

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