How can you transfer some of the concepts, skills, and procedures that you learn in this lab to new situations inside and outside the classroom
This year for Valentine’s Day my group and I decided to make brownie heart cupcakes. As always, it was a fun experience that taught me a few new tricks that I will use when baking by myself. Although I wasn’t present during the first part of the lab, I was able to incorporate some of my baking skills on the second day. When making the frosting for the cupcakes we had some difficulties as the recipe was not good enough, once we found another recipe, we proceeded in making the frosting. Again, it did not turn out too good so we had to have Ms. K help us with it. On the other hand, our brownies turned out quite well, the cake it self was a little thick so we had to cut it half to be able to cut out hearts out of it. Overall, it was a fulfilling experience as I found out the proper way to make frosting (I always had trouble with it when making cupcakes at home).
I liked/ Didn’t Like… at home I could alter this food product by…
Personally, I think the cupcakes turned out okay, I am not a really big fan of brownie based cupcakes because I find them very dense and dry sometimes. If I were to make this recipe at home I would make spongecake batter for the cupcakes as i think it would be more moist. As for the frosting, I would make cream cheese frosting just because I prefer it over regular icing. However, despite my personal preferences I enjoyed eating the cupcakes.
Comparing and contrasting your food lab experience with a previous personal one where you made the same food
I don’t usually make cupcakes that often, I’ve only made them twice before and to be honest they did not turn out good. My frosting was a mess, it was too sweet and liquidity. However, the batter itself turned out to be pretty delicious, I made a vanilla lemon flavored batter that all of my family members enjoyed. In my opinion, the Valentine’s day food lab turned out way better than my own recipe, it didn’t have as many faults and was delicious. Also, it was a great lab to officially start off the semester and get to know your partners better.