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Major Learning Project – Week 6

Going to keep it short and sweet this week! I kept it simple by trying a technique I had previously done on a cake with buttercream icing. I figured it should easily transfer over to be able to do on royal icing as royal icing will give an even smoother and harder surface than buttercream.Continue reading “Major Learning Project – Week 6”

Major Learning Project- Week 5

It’s November 1st!!! Yes, I am one of those crazy Christmas people. It is my favourite time of the year and I love all the joy and happiness (and baking excuses) that the holiday season brings. Finally, to top it off, my favourite holiday baking show- Holiday Baking Championship starts tonight. However, I can’t getContinue reading “Major Learning Project- Week 5”

Social Media Activism

This week, we were asked to address the following questions: Can online social media activism be meaningful and worthwhile? Is it possible to have productive conversations about social justice online? What is our responsibility as educators to model active citizenship online? It took awhile for me to gather my thoughts and write this blog post.Continue reading “Social Media Activism”

Major Learning Project – Week 3/4

Well… better late than never! Last weekend, I attempted a new type of cookie decorating. Right after I made these beauties, I came down with flu. This weekend, I finally feel energized enough to blog about them, but I will not be making a new set. Hence the 3/4 combined post. Let’s begin!

Major Learning Project – Week 2

Before I begin, I would like to mention that I will be using a lot of the same decorating related terminology in each post. When a new term arises, I will do my best to explain it, or add a link. If you are just joining my journey now, feel free to check out thisContinue reading “Major Learning Project – Week 2”

Major Learning Project – Week 1

So it begins! I started my cookie decorating journey this week by practicing what seems to be the most basic required skill for decorating cookies: flooding. Flooding is the term for the technique cookie decorators use when they create a smooth finish on a cookie. Think of it like the background behind whatever design isContinue reading “Major Learning Project – Week 1”

Major Learning Project – Introduction

For as long as I can remember, I always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen with my mom baking. As I got older, I began to bake more and more by myself. Once I moved out on my own, I continued to bake often, using it as a tool to destress. My fiancé will sayContinue reading “Major Learning Project – Introduction”

My Relationship With Social Media

Looking Back… Being born in 1995 (yes… I am just a wee little baby still, well according to my coworkers), I grew up during the prime time of technology and social media advancement. I remember the quote “old days” of dial up internet and floppy disks. My mother also worked for SaskTel and had oneContinue reading “My Relationship With Social Media”