Here is the base of my chocolate sculpture! It’s made up of seven different chocolate pieces molded together. Tomorrow we’ll add on the flowers and leaves. I’m wondering how I’m going to get this home on the bus.
This is another flower I’m working on, using the pieces we made yesterday.
The chef did a demo today on making a chocolate mold out of cocoa powder. He pressed an anchor into a box of cocoa powder, carefully took it out, then flooded the area with tempered chocolate and let it set up. This was the result:
Pretty cool, huh? I want to try it. He also made a chocolate mold out of gelatin. He had this little Shrek toy that he pressed into liquid gelatin. When it set up, he poured in the chocolate and made a chocolate Shrek. Somebody smudged up Shrek’s face.
So see? You don’t have to have fancy molds to make chocolates! DIY chocolate molds.
Oh, one more thing – I got the pastry cook position I applied for! I’ll be working part-time (mornings) at a bakery downtown. I’m still keeping my pastry internship too, so it will be a busy three months with going to school full time. Icandoit I candoit I candoit. I will need lots and lots of coffee.