Day Forty

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You’re looking at the one picture I took today, and it’s a bad one, too.  Today was not one of my best days.  This week we are building chocolate showpieces.  I’m not sure how I feel about chocolate and sugar sculpture yet.  I’m not overly excited by it, and it all seems a bit daunting.  I have no experience in this whatsoever.  I think it’s important to have a good attitude, which I’m trying to have.  We had to make several parts of the sculpture today by pouring tempered chocolate into molds, rings, and domes. 

I had to make four of the elements over again because I messed up.  My dome wasn’t thick enough because I poured out the chocolate too early.  My bases weren’t thick enough, either.  Then I ran out of time and didn’t get to finish my white chocolate curls.  I’m hoping tomorrow is a better day. 
Now I’m thinking happy thoughts to make myself feel better.

Delicious fudge brownies from Toni Patisserie.
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Watching Hell on Wheels.  Oh Cullen Bohannon!

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Baking samples from Rodelle!
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12 comments:

  1. I don't get the whole chocolate and sugar sculpture thing, either! I know people can make some beautiful, amazing things, but I would rather eat my chocolate! It just seems like a waste. Don't worry, you'll get through this and move on to other excitement!

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  2. The new design looks so great! Nice and clean looking.

    I'm with Anna on the chocolate sculpture thing - just let me eat the chocolate, no need to make it into shapes :)

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  3. Hey there's gotta be one thing you aren't "into". ;) You are obviously doing very well in everything else.

    Hell on Wheels is one of my VERY FAVE shows! :)

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  4. I like the new design. You'll get the domes right next time, Emily.

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  5. I'm not a fan of sculptures either. I'm not a fan of pretty things in general when it comes to food. I'd rather have some large ugly portions of yummy food!

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  6. Loving the new look! Sorry you aren't thrilled with the showpieces this week..

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  7. It's awesome that you're going out of your comfort zone and learning to do so much cool stuff. Knowing you, you'll get the hang of it in no time.

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