Kandy’s Scholars

Kandy’s Cakes & Pastries is dedicated to helping others reach their career goals. We are starting our first scholarship for a student looking to pursue a career in culinary arts. Our fundraiser for this scholarship will begin August 24, 2014 and end August 24, 2015, in the hopes of gaining supporters and reaching a goal of $2,000 for one culinary student already enrolled into an accredited culinary institution. Since this fundraiser is year-round, applicants may submit one application and one essay at anytime before October 1, 2015. The winner of the scholarship will be announced privately by email or phone on October 5, 2015 and publicly on October 10, 2015.

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Eligibility:

Applicants must be pursuing a career in culinary arts or baking & pastry from an accredited institution or university. Applicants must be a graduate of high school or obtained a GED, and enrolled into an accredited culinary institute or university.

Essay Requirements:

Describe any issues or setbacks that you have personally encountered, and the impact those issues have had on your life. What were the steps you took in order to remain resilient? Also, how will the information you’ve learned at your culinary school help improve your community? Essays must be 2-pages in MLA Format with a title page.

Deadline for submission:

All essays and applications must be email to donations@kandycakes.com by October 1, 2015.

Help us reach our GOAL!!

Click to visit our kickstarter page and make a donation.

Multi-colored Marble Cake Tutorial

I thought it would be helpful to upload a tutorial on how to make a multi-colored marbled cake for those of you who like DIY projects. Even though I’ve made a traditional vanilla and chocolate marble cake before, this was my first time making a multi-colored marbled cake. The final cake was a 2-tiered cake with 7 layers totalled.

You’ll need:

  1. Vanilla cake batter
  2. Food coloring (I use AmeriColor)
  3. 2- 8″ round cake pans
  4. 5 bowls
  5. 5 spoons
  6. Nonstick spray

First preheat your oven to 350 degrees then spray your cake pans with your nonstick spray and set them aside. Mix up your cake batter and deposit equal amounts into 5 different bowls. Apply the food coloring to the cake batter.

 

 

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Mix each bowl separately so that the batter in each bowl is consistent.

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Take a spoon full of one color and place it in the middle of the cake pan

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Choose a different color and take a spoon full of it and place it in the middle of the first colored batter

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Take the third color and place a spoon full inside of the second color.

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Repeat this process for the fourth and fifth colors

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After doing this, you will notice that you still have a lot of cake batter left. Simply repeat this entire process until there is no more cake batter left. Your multi-colored cake batter should fill up half of the cake pan (The cake will rise while baking so don’t worry). Place both cake pans into the oven and bake for 24-33 minutes, or when the top of the cake springs back when you tap it gently with your hand. When the cake is done baking, it should look like this

 

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Allow your cakes to cool before frosting them. The cakes I made were for a birthday, so I covered my 7 layers with black fondant and melted Candy Melts for the illusion of splatter paint. Here is my final product

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Trial & Error

Since I am a beginner at the Culinary Institute of Virginia, I thought that I should document my progress there. This was my first time making a fruit tart (large and small) and it turned out fairly well. The taste was amazing, but not so much of the appearance. I never thought so much time and patience was needed when doing something so small as a fruit tart. I am so happy that I chose to make the best out of 2014 and begin my culinary arts endeavor because it is really fun and informative. Now if I can only get these measurement equivalencies together, then I will be A ok :)

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Taste and See Party

So I decided to hit off 2014 with a HUGE bang!! I officially began my business this year with a mini tasting party in January for a few guest; just to get a feel on what I had to offer the public. It turned out really well and I received a lot of great feedback and I am forever grateful to those individuals who were able to attend my first tasting party. This is a new beginning and a new accomplishment for me and my business and I am excited to see what God has to offer me in the years to come! Yay!

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