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I won First Place at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Bake off....in San Francisco

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I am so happy.. I got First Place in the Ghirardelli CHocolate Bake off at their 17th Annual Ghirardelli Fextivel 9/8-9/9/12 (today)

 

The main Judge,  a Pastry Chef at Just Desserts in San Francisco was soo nice.  He really took the time to explain why he liked my entry. Bsides the taste,  he thought that the presentation was also great.  That it somewhat complimented the judges also..and not something slapped together the last minute.. I made Parisian Macarons filled w/ Ghirardelli white chocolate ganache w/ rose water and fresh raspberries  AND semi sweet ganache w/ toasted Hazelnuts that I toasted and grounded .. I decorated the top w/ melted white chocolate piped..  I thought that since Ghirardelli ALSO makes white chocolate,  why not use both white and semi sweet.  I got a gift basket worht $180.00 and a gift card for $150.00   He made my day..I am so happy today.. bounce.gif here is my entry :

 

 

post #2 of 16

Congratulations!
 

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post #3 of 16
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Thank you very much  peace.gifdrinkbeer.gif

post #4 of 16

That is GREAT, your Macaroons look FANTASTIC! 

~If you are what you eat, I am cheap, fast, and easy.

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That is GREAT, your Macaroons look FANTASTIC! 

+1

post #6 of 16

Congratulations !!!

 

I really like your filigree pattern on them, stunning work.

 

Petals.

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Petals
Réalisé avec un soupçon d'amour.

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post #7 of 16

+2

Since joining CT I have been admiring your knack for the use of color as well as presentation.

So many times the need to hold back on color saturation/choice is lost in the haste to learn (for example) to smooth fondant or to pipe like a pro.

Your work displays not only the skills, but the eye of a sugar artist.

Congrats!

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THANK YOU all so much....

 

Your kind words add to my happiness  biggrin.gif  I always keep in mind that how something is presented is as important as how it taste. smile.gif

post #9 of 16

Congratulations Prettycake.....perfect really.........but why are you surprised?...

joey

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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post #10 of 16
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well,  I never assume knowing that there will be a lot of entries and everyone in it are all good bakers.. but it was great  :peace.gif

post #11 of 16

Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!   And best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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post #12 of 16

Beautiful presentation, very elegant. Good work!

post #13 of 16

Congratulations!

 

 I want some dark please

post #14 of 16
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Thank you !! smile.gif I have so much chocolate.  Ghirardelli gave me a LOT.. all kinds.. They have one that is 80% chocolate.. I just cannot eat that.  too bitter for me,  taste like dirt  biggrin.gifeek.gif)  my husband likes them though

post #15 of 16

Congrats!

 

You do really nice work! 

post #16 of 16
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Thank you,  gonefishin  biggrin.gif

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