Marzipan Roses

Marzipan RosesI’m reminded of that saying, “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” What does that say about me, the perpetual student? Those who are too gutless to do either learn? I’ve done it again – enrolled in yet another culinary class; this time it’s a week-long “Introduction to Pastry and Baking Science” course. It’s really the first week of a 12-week professional program, but regrettably my work schedule allows a week respite, not three months.

Today, we practiced marzipan roses and royal icing writing. I aced the roses, not the writing – my south-paw impairment rears its head once again. I’m reminded of my kindergarten report card with three simple words: Needs Help Cutting.