Showcase your work!

Discussion in 'Baker Banter' started by Sharzi, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    There are very few places online where you can showcase your work unless you have your own website of Facebook page. I love seeing what everyone else is working on, encouraging others, and I can bet others do too! So, I thought it might be nice to have a thread where you can show off what you've done and give some kudos to others.
     
    Sharzi, Apr 20, 2018
    #1
    Becky and -Daniel- like this.
    1. Advertisements

  2. Sharzi

    -Daniel- Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2017
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    78
    Instagram can be great too! It's easy to set up, and using the #hashtags is easy to find other baking bloggers with good work and interesting pictures and videos. I'm slightly addicted to it!
     
    -Daniel-, Apr 20, 2018
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    I've never used Instagram. I only go online using my laptop, so not sure how that would work.
     
    Sharzi, Apr 20, 2018
    #3
  4. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    Here are the cookies I'm working on now btw. I'm making a set of four and these are the first two. I'll be finishing the other two today.
     

    Attached Files:

    Sharzi, Apr 20, 2018
    #4
  5. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    Hopefully others will join me in sharing. :) Finished these today.
     

    Attached Files:

    Sharzi, Apr 23, 2018
    #5
  6. Sharzi

    Becky Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,155
    Likes Received:
    838
    Location:
    UK
    Great idea! Topic pinned :)

    I love the mermaid cookies!
     
    Becky, Apr 23, 2018
    #6
  7. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    Thank you Becky. I like the idea too. I'm inspired when I see what other people are doing. Not to mention, people might ak me how I did this or that, (or I'd ask them too), so it's a great way to share or learn!
     
    Sharzi, Apr 23, 2018
    #7
    sarahjamessweets2 and Becky like this.
  8. Sharzi

    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    830
    Location:
    Northern California
    Gorgeous cookies. I love the butterflies. I’m more into recipe development these days. I prefer to create my own recipes based on the brands of ingredients I stock. And too, I’m thinking about writing a cookbook.

    Recipes I’m currently developing include both gluten free and traditional wheat. Aside from these recipes, I’m working on Japanese sponge roll cake.

    Gluten free quiche
    BFCEB9EB-1DED-4F3D-850F-C047A082162A.jpeg

    Gluten free carrot cake
    AC0235C3-D44B-4577-9D1A-68B2392DE017.jpeg

    A funfetti cupcake for my niece. I have to say I’m baffled by the popularity of funfetti cake. Aside from the kiddos, those born in the 80’s & 90’s really love this cake. But even if I could eat gluten, I wouldn’t select this cake.
    1067F7D8-EE5A-45BD-9FD6-DDAF9B801DF0.jpeg
     
    Norcalbaker59, Apr 24, 2018
    #8
  9. Sharzi

    Becky Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,155
    Likes Received:
    838
    Location:
    UK
    Ooh you should definitely do that, you'd be great at it! I'd certainly buy one :D
     
    Becky, Apr 24, 2018
    #9
  10. Sharzi

    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    830
    Location:
    Northern California
    Thanks for the vote of confidence:DThere’s a glut of cookbooks out there.

    But most come from the perspective of the type of baked good (e.g., bread, cake, etc.). I would like a cookbook that focuses on technique, with recipes that then demonstrate the technique.
     
    Norcalbaker59, Apr 24, 2018
    #10
    Becky and Sharzi like this.
  11. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    You should! You're desserts look amazingly good and so hard to believe they're gluten free! I know several people with celiac's and they're always looking for good recipes.
     
    Sharzi, Apr 24, 2018
    #11
    Norcalbaker59 likes this.
  12. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90


    They look delicious!! Along with a cookbook, you should have a blog too! How did you get the pictures to show up as full pictures ? I think mine show up as thumbnails and then you have to click on them to open fully.
     
    Sharzi, Apr 24, 2018
    #12
  13. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    First of a set of fairies

    f1aaaa.jpg
     
    Sharzi, Apr 24, 2018
    #13
  14. Sharzi

    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    830
    Location:
    Northern California
    That is sooo adorable! I really like the fine brush work. It really takes the cookie art to the next level.

    To embed your photo, click on the button marked “Full Image”. The button is next to the image. See screenshot below.

    But before you click on the button, place the flashing blue cursor in the spot where you want the picture to post. Otherwise the picture will pop up at the very top of your post.


    The Full Image button is to the right of the image file

    4BB605E0-7062-4574-AB54-9F5B1F03422F.png
     
    Norcalbaker59, Apr 24, 2018
    #14
  15. Sharzi

    Cooking from your heart Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Los Angeles, ca
    I made these sugar free, sugar cookies the other day and everyone loved them... buttery and guilt free
     

    Attached Files:

    Cooking from your heart, Apr 25, 2018
    #15
    Becky and Norcalbaker59 like this.
  16. Sharzi

    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    830
    Location:
    Northern California
    Those cookies look amazing! Sugar free is the last frontier for me. Celiac and diabetes runs in my family. As a celiac I’ve learned to bake gluten free. But sugar free just stumps me. I feel
    terrible that I can’t bake anything for my diabetic siblings. Do you have recommendations on sugar free baking cookbooks?
     
    Norcalbaker59, Apr 25, 2018
    #16
  17. Sharzi

    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    830
    Location:
    Northern California
    I had never heard of celiac and till my diagnosis 10 years ago. Turns out it runs in my family. Initially I was so distressed I stopped baking all together. When I started baking again I only baked traditional things. Now I want to eat what I bake. So 3 yrs ago I started experimenting. It a whole different ball game. But I’m making progress.

    So how did you make the jump from cake to cookies? Cookies are hard. And you can’t just slap a gumpaste flower over a mistake;) Are you familiar with Julia Usher’s work? Your attention to fine detail reminds me of her incredible work.
     
    Norcalbaker59, Apr 25, 2018
    #17
  18. Sharzi

    Becky Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,155
    Likes Received:
    838
    Location:
    UK
    There are many books, but there's always scope for more - especially one that looks at the role played by each ingredient. I think bakers who understand the science behind it all tend to be better at baking :)
     
    Becky, Apr 25, 2018
    #18
  19. Sharzi

    Cooking from your heart Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Los Angeles, ca
    I been creating my own sugar free recipes since my husband found out he is diabetic ;)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2018
    Cooking from your heart, Apr 25, 2018
    #19
  20. Sharzi

    Sharzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    90
    I made a huge platter of sugarfree cookies once for a banquet about 10 years ago. Everyone said they could not tell the difference. But I had used a product that they no longer make. :( It was measured just like sugar and did not have a chemical taste that a lot of substitutes have. It came in granulated and brown. Also, Suzanne Sommers used to make a great substitute. What did you use?
     
    Sharzi, Apr 25, 2018
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.