Something that I had a lot of success with this week was baking a chocolate ganache cake with the bakery. (Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures as I don’t use my phone at the bakery out of respect for my mentors). It was challenging at first, especially coating the cakes in ganache, but I felt that I improved over the course of the session, and it is something that I hope to make again.

1. What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far?  Why?

I haven’t had any major challenges, but keeping on top of my baking schedule hasn’t been easy because of field hockey and other schoolwork.

2. What is working well? Why?

An aspect of my mentorship that I consider to be working well is how mutually convenient to both sides. I volunteer in a bakery, and it is very easy for me to come at a convenient time. Also, the bakers at the bakery have been really helpful in showing me what to do, and assigning me tasks. I really appreciate all the effort that they’ve put into mentoring me. In summation, I am very happy with my position at the bakery, and my mentorship is running smoothly.

3. What could be working better?  How can you make sure this happens?

I could be working on my technique to making meringues. I will ensure this happens by re-writing my schedule to include more meringue-making practices.

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