Day Forty-Two

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I made this purty flower today in school.  It smells like chocolate. 

I dipped the bottom of the petals in chocolate and “glued” them to a base made out of chocolate.  I had to hold the petals while they dried, or use objects to prop them up against.  Somehow I lucked out on this, and it actually turned out well!

I also made additional petals by painting tempered chocolate (using a pairing knife) onto acetate strips and placing them into this mold.  These will go on another flower.

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No, these are not hamburger patties.
This is the center of the flower, I think.  it’s dyed-finely ground white chocolate pressed into molds. 

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Voila!   We will glue two of these together to form a sphere.

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That is all.  I’m finally caught up with everything, thank goodness.

My job interview/stage went well today!  I can’t believe I’m still going after waking up at five.  I helped out at a bakery this morning, and made cupcake batter (from scratch!), scoop cupcake and muffin batter, and pipe frosting.  I think I did okay!  I will keep you updated. 

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16 comments:

  1. how do you pipe frosting on the cupcakes like in that last photo? so cute!

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    1. I haven't learned how to frost like that. They called it "flat frosting" and they did it was a mini flat spatula. As for the balloons, they piped blobs of frosting using a small tip on a piping bag.

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  2. That is a beautiful chocolate flower (although for an instant I was wondering why you photographed a roasted artichoke hehe). You go girl.

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  3. I hope you get the job. Working at a bakery should be epic!

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  4. WOW! Love your creations! And I'm so glad your interview went well!

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  5. Your cupcakes look pretty and festive! I am awed by your chocolate flower skill -- I think I'd run into trouble with that.

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    1. I really did get lucky. I surprise myself sometimes.

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  6. That chocolate flower is beautiful! Glad to hear working in a bakery is going well. How did I miss your blog redesign? It looks absolutely fabulous :) Love it!

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  7. Wow! That flower's gorgeous!!

    I do have to tell you that the cupcake balloons made me think instantly of the Wilton class and the clown - sorry (;-D)

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    1. Hahaha how dare you remind me of that awful class?!

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