Diary of a sugar addict #3

22nd of February 2013: L’atelier 1

These “l’ateliers” are 5 hour long workshops designed to train us towards our final exam. We only have 3 of these l’ateliers and today being our first one everyone was just getting a feel of it. I can’t say I had a great time but it definitely was an interesting experience pulling sugar and putting the whole piece together.

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I wasn’t happy with my final piece so when I got home I spent the evening searching.. and searching. All of a sudden I had an explosion of ideas and my imagination was like wild fire! The majority of my classmates chose to make roses like what Chef D had shown us but the Leo in me naturally wanted to make something different. So when I came across this flower, I popped my blister, wrapped it up and started pulling petals (the petals are green because I took home the left over sugar from this evening’s class for practice). It didn’t get very much further than this because I struggled to stick the petals on my attempted blown sugar without it breaking.

Before I wrap up this post, I want to say a huge thank you to Talita, for passing on your heat lamp, rubber pump, alcohol burner and all other pâtisserie equipment. It made practice at home so much easier! Merci beaucoup!!

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Stay tuned for more of my sugar adventure….

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