Right now I'm in plated desserts class, where we learn how to put different components together and make them look good on the plate.
Above is a plate with two types of Tarte Tatin - pear and pineapple. They're served with a little swoosh of caramel and a big old dollop of sweetened whipped cream. Oh, and some beautiful fruit chips for garnish.
Above is a roasted banana with a reduced rum sauce, a raspberry coulis, and a passion fruit tuile (cookie) cup with banana ice cream inside.
Above is a poached pear with salted caramel, toasted walnuts, chai ice cream (melted before I could take the pic, unfortunately) and some more tuile cookies.
Puff pastry dessert called a Jalousie. This one is filled with pastry cream, raspberries, and banana slices. That's raspberry coulis on the plate.
Tempered chocolate garnishes - piped designs, cigarettes, and some butterflies.
Apple cranberry crisp with cranberry coulis and cinnamon ice cream. The dried cranberries on the plate are plumped up with sugar syrup.