Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yaaa. I've been getting yelled at a lot recently for not writing on my blog. So, let me tell you what's going on. I've finished all my classes and am now doing my internship at a swanky restaurant. :) My final class, that I did not blog about, was sugar and chocolate work. We did a range of sugar work including a sugar sculpture, a pastillage (Sugar paste) box, and a gingerbread house. This class was awesome because it allowed for whatever your creativity and ability could handle.
Here's what I came up with. :)This house is totally gingerbread, candy, and royal icing. It took a lot of hours. This is my favorite project ever. It was a real challenge's awesome! I took the design from Tim Burton's, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love it!
I used a picture of an African Drum to design this piece. It's just Pastillage painted with food coloring gels. the ropes on the outside are made of royal icing, piped. I had to defy gravity a little bit on this. Actually, I had to do that a little bit with all these pieces. :) I would like to point out the sugar sculpture originally had an orange bodied fish to match the fins (instead of a blue body) However, I was doing the finished touches on this sculpture when the lower body cracked and ended up crashing down before I had any time to react. This was our very last project and my reaction was just hysterical laughter, because... well what else is there to do.
I don't have pictures from the restaurant yet. I'll start working on that in a bit. I've only got 3 weeks left!
Thanks, everybody, for being patient and glancing at my blog even when I don't. Heh Heh.