Greetings! I hope you’re all having a good Saturday. I just got back home from working at my internship job. I haven’t really talked about it much on here and wanted to update you all on how it’s going. I’m working there two mornings a week and helping the chef make brioche, mochi cake, truffles, and granita. They have a couple of candies and ice cream at the restaurant that I’d like to help out with…. I’m just waiting for the chance! I’m getting pretty good at making the brioche. It’s a black sesame brioche that smells amazing. I’m not there at the restaurant at night, so I’ve never tasted it. Boo hoo.
I’m working for a former Top Chef contestant, who is very sweet and kind. I’m kind of in awe that I get to work with her. I watched her on Top Chef and rooted for her! She’s so down-to-earth and humble about it.
So anyway, yesterday we wrapped up chocolate sculpture week. Next week we have a new chef, new partners, and a new subject. I ended up liking chocolate sculpture more than I thought I would. Now I’m itching to make more sculptures. Maybe I can build them at home as a hobby? Just kidding.
We sprayed our flowers and sculptures with chocolate spray to give them a nice finish.
The finished sculpture!
We “glued” all of the pieces (bases, dome, leaves, flowers, question mark shape, white chocolate curls) together using chocolate. It wasn’t as nerve-racking as you’d think. It was actually pretty fun, and felt like art class. I always loved art class in school. I was mostly happy with how it turned out. I wasn’t happy with the white chocolate pieces. I could have made them longer, more even, and a more interesting shape. The top of the sculpture is too thick, also.
I do like my flowers.
They smell like chocolate.
I carried my sculpture home on the L, then the bus, and it arrived home in once piece! I cannot believe it. It’s sitting on the kitchen counter. Indefinitely.