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Behind the Scenes at the Bakery…and a Chocolate Smoky Eye

Behind the Scenes at the Bakery…and a Chocolate Smoky Eye

zoeva cocoa blend and caramel melange eyeshadow palettes
Powered by way of chocolate cake

Since I began moonlighting as a skilled (nonetheless beginner!) cupcake baker final October, and feature been running in the again of the space at a native bakery, I’ve been exploring tactics to merge the glorious worlds of cupcakes, and cookies, and desserts, and different types of baking…and likewise make-up.

For example, there are methods during which cupcake and cookie baking are equivalent. Like, for example, the elementary procedure you undergo to make desserts and cookies is the identical. First, you pull in combination your dry components and your rainy components, and you then trade the rainy the with dry.

It’s additionally the identical issues once I’m baking at for a laugh at house, with the largest distinction being that the whole lot is scaled as much as loopy top proportions at the bakery. Like, the different day, I baked 15 chocolate cake layers for a unmarried day’s value of orders! This is in comparison to at house, the place I’ll possibly make 3 layers, at the maximum.

Working at the bakery has been actually cool as a result of I’ve been finding out a lot, however I’m all the time more or less afraid that I’ll do one thing horribly fallacious, like burn a [email protected] batch of 600 sugar cookies…

chocolate cakes
I baked those chocolate desserts!

Another distinction between baking at house and baking at the bakery is how we carry out prep duties in piecemeal, and over the process a few days.

At house, I’m the person who preps the components, prepares the batter, bakes off the desserts or cupcakes, and decorates from begin to end.

chocolate batter
That’s *hella* chocolate batter!
You don’t even wanna understand how a lot butter is on this large mixer at the moment…

But at the bakery, duties are damaged down into very explicit subtask lists, in order that at any time limit, one among the different bakers can pick out up the place every other baker has left off. It’s extremely environment friendly that manner!

This glance I’m dressed in right here, which I did with the Zoeva Cocoa Blend and Caramel Melange palettes, used to be encouraged by way of that mega chocolate bake off I discussed!

The Zoeva Cocoa Blend (left) and Caramel Melange (proper) eyeshadow palettes

Oh, and right here’s every other large factor I’ve discovered running at the bakery…and it’s most probably extremely evident: other people actually, actually, REALLY like chocolate cake.

Because we make a lot of chocolate desserts, and chocolate is thought of as one among the “foolproof” recipes. At the bakery, they offer it to the beginners like me as a result of, except you’re a whole sizzling mess, you’ll be able to’t muck it up. It’s an oil-based cake, so that you simply unload all of the components into a container and blend them in combination, and also you’re just about assured to get a wet cake!

I used two food-inspired palettes by way of Zoeva on this chocolatey smoky eye… It grew to become out a bit pinker than I’d like, however you understand, on occasion you get to that time and you’ll be able to’t actually return, so that you simply move with it. LOL! 🙂

zoeva cocoa blend and caramel melange eyeshadow palettes

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Your pleasant group baking addict,

Karen

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