Earlier on this year, Mövenpick Ice Cream set 15 food bloggers the challenge of creating their own ice cream sundae recipe for the chance to win an exclusive two-hour masterclass with the Langham’s Head Pastry Chef Cherish Finden, followed by afternoon tea for two at The Palm Court. Well I couldn't believe it when I was told I'd won!
So this Monday it was off to The Langham Hotel in London to meet Cherish for the Masterclass, now anyone will tell you I don't do pastry and cakes simply because I can't. I just don't have the patience required. I cook by adding a bit of this and a bit of that till it tastes right and if I had my way there would just be a rough outline of a recipe so everyone could make their own mind up about how much of any ingredients to use - that said this wouldn't be much of use as a food blog. Cooking is an experiment and baking is like science you have to measure and be precise and I can't do it.
Cherish is such a lovely friendly person and a brilliant teacher - lets face it she taught me how to ice this cake and make the roses!
Due to the nature of the day it wasn't practical to take proper pictures so these were taken on an iPhone by a lovely girl Antonella who has just started working at the hotel. She did a great job and I'm really grateful or I wouldn't have any pictures to include in this post.