Portrait of the day: Philippe, Pastry Engineer
Hi Philippe, can you introduce yourself?
My name is Philippe, I’m 21 years old and I’m part-time time working for Acrelec as an Electrical engineer, and part-time student in an engineering school. It’s been 2 years now.
Can you describe your position?
With Antony, my tutor, we take care of creating the electrical documentation ( cable plans for the kiosk) and run some test benchmarks ( we create tools to be sure of the proper functioning of the cables).
How long have you been making cakes?
I’ve always been interested by pâtisserie but in the last 2 years, I started to learn about it seriously. I only do that for myself and friends.
How did you learn to make cakes?
With my mother. I started to help her when she was making cakes at home; and then I started to make them on my own.
What’s your cake signature?
The mango mousse. It’s a cake with a layer of Genoese, a mousse inside and fruits to decorate.
Does making cakes help you in your professional life?
Yes, it helps me to develop my creativity, I use this open-mindness in other fields such as studies for example.
Your favorite pastry Chef?
I would say I don’t have any in particular but I follow Christophe Michalak’s work on Instagram.
The most important things to make good pastries for you?
The method above all. It requires a lot of technique.