I can’t believe I’m almost halfway finished with school! This is going by way too fast; the weeks are flying by. This week we’re learning sugar sculptures. I’m excited more than I thought I’d be. Chocolate sculptures got me interested in this sculpture business. We have master-of-all-things-sugar/pastry daredevil Chef Green this week as an instructor. He makes everything look sooo easy. It’s not.
Except that sugar dome (above). That was easy. It’s just sugar and vinegar pressed into a mold. I was able to do that.
We also made a pulled sugar, that we didn’t pull…
We cast it into rings, instead. I’m a fan of this color. It’s this really pretty purple color.
We also made pastillage, which is a mixture of confectioners’ sugar, vinegar and gelatin. It’s like sugar play dough.
I rolled it into sticks… I don’t know what you call them. Swirly sticks. I did not do a good job. I’ll have to practice again tomorrow. We also zapped a hunk of pastillage in the microwave and it turned into this crispy material that we broke up into chunks. I don’t know what we’re doing with that yet.
I crafted these rocks out of pastillage and black dye. Don’t they look like real rocks? ! These look like they’d make some good skippin’ stones.
The rocks will go on our sugar showpiece, as well. It sounds like this sculpture is going to have a lot going on.
How do I make myself not tired when I wake up at five? Three large cups of coffee didn’t help.
Don’t tell me to get more sleep. There’s blogging to be done!