It is commonly believed that a pastry chef is one who is engaged in the bakery, that he is the person responsible for preparing cakes or other desserts. However, besides being a cook, a pastry chef is also a therapist, a magician and a murderer.
After listing the duties of a pastry chef, it is clear that it is not a work for everyone, you have to be borned with the talent to sweeten life while avoiding making people sick with the excess of sugar.
A good baker needs to know how to navigate the seas of honey, fight the storms sugar and foremost have a couple of eggs.
Once he mastered the art of the ingredients, it is really important that the pastry chef deals with his image; if he is a man, he must be fat, because the fattest he is, the more credibility his desserts will have, but the extra pounds will not suffice, he will also need a good-natured face to convince his customers.
But if the pastry chef is a woman, she´ll better avoid those extra pounds, since women may believe that she´ll transmit them her fat . As for her face, it should be sweet, with pink cheeks and a virginal vibe.
All this to distract us, because as we all know, bakers are vile common prostitutes; they sell pleasure to people they don´t know, and as if that wasn´t enought, they engage in murder, destroying any slim silhouette that crosses their path.
Armed with their pastry bag, they go to war, hypnotizing their victims with the smells of the cake they just baked.
The life of a pastry chef can sound dark but like any profession it has its noble side.
A baker not only sweetens life in the most literal sense, but serves as a spiritual companion.
It gives flavor to our childhood and it is always present in our birthdays. With his "Rosca de Reyes" he reminds us it's a new year and with the "pan de muerto" he teaches us to be humble, because life can end really fast.
Pastry chefs are responsible for creating desserts; our greatest weakness, the tender ointment we put in our heart when someone broke up with us. Bakers give us the feeling that comes closest to love, and on some occasions they provide us with liquor.
However, we must not forget that all pastry chefs do is an act; they dazzle us by decorating a simple bread. So we should always remember that like all good things in life, dessert always comes last, and occasionally the one with the ugliest facade, is the one that will leave a better aftertaste in our heart.