Fellow /ck/ brothers, I come to you in my hour of need.
I've been offered the pastry chef job at my work.
Provided, I can melt some faces with a stellar V-day dessert.
Anyone have suggestions?
Sky's the limit.
Well, try making a thin version of the macaroon biscuit dyed pink and shaped into hearts. Then use two of them to sandwich a layer of raspberries topped with cream. It should look quite pretty, and the heart shapes are thematic.
Those desserts look like dessert mimics. See how there are fangs between each raspberry? I wouldn't bite those, they would bite back.
For your super-impressive Valentine's Day job-winning dessert, you should make a prinsesstarta with pink tint instead of green.
heart shaped churro ice cream sandwiches
valentines is just an excuse to eat like a fat ass as long as it looks like a heart and is red color
The closest thing to a hard part is draping the marzipan top over the cake. This was extremely difficult for me because I was a dumbass who tried to make marzipan in a blender. However, if you use properly prepared marzipan, it should roll out smoothly and drape evenly.
Pick three of the following which you think will most likely impress your pissant colleagues:
>high school chemistry demonstrations
>awkwardly seasonal produce
>visual-gustatory pranks, bro
>foraging / "locavore"
For bonus points, explain how the dish really speaks to a hardship you experienced growing up, such as that time some doctor thought your mother might have cancer but after a test he ordered it turned out he'd simply made a completely prudent decision.
I got you, OP. I apprenticed to a pastry chef when I was young (as part of a two year apprenticeship to both a chef de cuisine and a pastry chef.)
Anyway, one of the most popular Valentine's desserts I ever made was pretty simple. There were two versions of it, one was called Hot Lips, and the other was called Honey Lips. I
baked a sheet of dense flourless chocolate torte (once it was flavored with Grand Mariner, once it was flavored with Goldschlager). Then I made cut outs using a large cookie cutter shaped like Lips. Then make a stiff cream filling (flavored either orange and honey for the Honey Lips or crystallized ginger for the Hot Lips), or you can do both and offer two versions). Sandwich the cream fillings between two torte lips, and refrigerate. Meanwhile, make a smooth chocolate ganache (again you can flavor this, I like to add a hint of lavender for the Honey Lips, and a hint of Cardamom or more cinnamon for the Hot Lips). Pour ganache over the cakes and let set. Then pipe either orange or red respectively to outline the lips. You can also use gold foil to fill in the Hot Lips, to match the Goldschlager flavoring.