So let’s see.. today is my seventh straight day of working. Three more days until I get a little break. Days are starting to run together. Days full of pastillage, cupcakes, mochi cakes, brioche, muffins and sugar showpieces.
Today I woke up at 4:15 AM, and I wasn’t tired at all. It was the weirdest thing. Then it got weirder because I did crunches and watched Great Balls of Fire on HBO. Oh man – what a horrible movie that is. Was that popular in 1989? The acting is terrible. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot to watch at 4:15 AM.
Then I brewed myself the strongest cup of French roast I’ve ever had, got ready, and went to work.
Work flew by, then it was time for school, and more sugar sculpture work. My partner and I made this sort of metallic-dark purple color. I love it. I’m going to use all purples, silvers, black and white and my theme of the sculpture will be outer space… and maybe David Bowie. We’ll see.
Today we worked all day on making roses from pulled sugar. I don’t have the hang of it yet, and I won’t for a very long time. This type of work takes years of practice. Basically, you have to pull out petals from the hot sugar, using your thumbs.
My first rose.
I’ve got a case of the red hot thumbs tonight from all of the sugar pulling.