A Passion For Baking

Ask me anything   Crystal Choi, 23

Hello! I am a recent graduate from the International Culinary Center, founded as the French Culinary Institute. I've completed the Classic Pastry Arts and the Cake Design and Techniques courses.Here, I post pictures from my adventures in the pastry world.

All items are made by me and all images are mine unless stated otherwise.

jessica-golightly asked: Hey! I saw on one of your posts that you went to ICC for Cake Techniques & Design & I wanted to know if I could ask you a few questions about the program if you don't mind.


Answer:

Definitely! What did you want to know?

— 3 weeks ago
Piña colada cupcakes :

Coconut chiffon cake with a pineapple curd buttercream and coconut rum

PiƱa colada cupcakes :

Coconut chiffon cake with a pineapple curd buttercream and coconut rum

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#cupcakes  #buttercream  #coconut rum  #toasted coconut  #pineapple  #curd  #cake 

Birdcage Wedding cake:

For our final, we had to make a four tiered wedding cake with two colors drawn at random - I got blue and grey. I was torn between a Marie Antoinette theme and the whole vintage birdcage theme so I sort of combined the two. If I had more time I definitely would’ve done some painting and added more small details, like birds, but for the amount of time that we had, I think it’s not bad at all.

— 1 month ago
#ICC  #international culinary center  #wedding cake  #cake  #fondant  #blue  #grey  #peonies  #rose  #gumpaste  #sugarpaste  #feathers  #marie antoinette  #birdcage  #vintage 

First attempt at a purse cake - celine luggage tote bag.

— 2 months ago
#Celine  #luggage  #tote  #international culinary center  #ICC  #cake  #fondant  #purse cake  #purse  #buttercream  #sugar  #celine bag 

Chinese wedding dress inspired cake.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to add as many details on as I would’ve liked due to a time constraint, but hey, it’s not bad.

— 2 months ago with 8 notes
#international culinary center  #wedding cake  #ICC  #fondant  #peony  #chinese  #cheongsam  #peonies  #embroidery  #red  #gold 

Currently working on a Mario grooms cake … To be finished soon!

— 2 months ago
#international culinary center  #ICC  #mario  #super Mario  #cake  #fondant  #grooms cake  #warp pipe 
My completed sugar case with flowers. 

We spent an entire week working on these, and I’m pretty satisfied with the results.

My completed sugar case with flowers.

We spent an entire week working on these, and I’m pretty satisfied with the results.

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#international culinary center  #sugar  #flowers  #gumpaste  #vase  #ICC 
Alice in wonderland inspired pastillage castle. 

We had partners in class and this is what we came up with. Some of the elements could have been done better, but we only had 3 hours so i can’t complain too much.

Alice in wonderland inspired pastillage castle.

We had partners in class and this is what we came up with. Some of the elements could have been done better, but we only had 3 hours so i can’t complain too much.

— 3 months ago
#international culinary center  #ICC  #pastillage  #alice in wonderland  #cards  #bunny  #cheshire cat  #queen of hearts  #roses 

Some of my semi-complete sugar paste flowers. Would’ve liked to have a bit more time to add more highlights and details, but I’m pretty happy with how these came out.

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#gumpaste  #sugar paste  #gum paste  #flowers  #calla lily  #stargazer  #lillies  #sweet pea  #cymbidium orchid  #orchid  #international culinary center  #ICC  #tulips 
Black Forest cake with a chocolate band and modeling chocolate blossoms.

Black Forest cake with a chocolate band and modeling chocolate blossoms.

— 3 months ago
#modeling chocolate  #Black Forest cake  #chocolate  #international culinary center  #ICC