Hi everyone. I'm excited to join the amazing group of people collected here. I'm sure I will be learning a lot from all of you. A little about myself. I'm Lilia. I've been making cakes, cookies ...in general .."Sweets" for over 20 years. I was just recently hired as a pastry chef / cake artist for a local bakery. I've found my dream job. Anything better would be for me to open my own place. Maybe one day, but for now I really wanted to connect with other pastry chefs, learn some tricks for bakery production, especially Italian pastries. I work in an Italian bakery but I'm Portuguese so that has been a little if a challenge. I'm looking forward to all the chats on the forums. Have a great day!!