Day Forty-Four

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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. 

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The finished sculpture!
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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.

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They smell like chocolate. 

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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. 

19 comments:

  1. Wow that's amazing. Love the flow of the large chocolate swirl on top and the flowers are beautiful. Well done!

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  2. I'm more impressed by your skills, post after post. INCREDIBLE! I'm sorry you weren't happy with the white chocolate; but from an outsider's perspective, I think it's perfect :D

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  3. Hey- I have that very same paint gun. HF sells it. It's hanging on the wall in the shop next to the canned/dry goods by the freezer.

    you should have a party and eat the sculpture. It would be difficult if you were the first one to try to eat some of it. maybe just walk up and stick your neck out and bite like a giraffe.
    anyway it is pretty spectacular

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    1. WHO IS THIS?! Just kidding.

      Do you use the gun to paint cakes and sculptures?

      I think Eric should be the first one to take a bite out of it. I will video tape it.

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  4. WOW! That sculpture is beautiful - you're so talented! :D

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  5. Your sculpture is so pretty! I don't know how you can resist taking a big bite out of it though since it's just sitting in your kitchen!

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    1. It smells so good! The whole kitchen smells like chocolate.

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  6. Wow! You go girl! Show that chocolate sculpture who's boss. Your internship also sounds like one delicious experience. I've made mochi cake before and love it, but what I wouldn't give for some of that brioche.

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    1. Do you have a good recipe? I like white rice flour.

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  7. Emily, I think your chocolate sculpture is amazing! My favorite part is the flower with all the multiple layers. You are extremely talented! Did any of the passengers on the train ask you about it?

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    1. No I'm not! Thank you, though! Nope, no one asked about it. I had it in a box, and it was partially covered up.

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  8. That chocolate sculpture is beautiful!! Did the bus driver make you pay for an extra seat for it?!?

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    1. Hahaha no! I really did take up two seats! :(

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  9. Hehehe, did you get strange looks as you carried it home? That's awesome! Absolutely incredible work girl!

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