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Four Elements

This week for the sugar sculptures we went for an elements theme. There were only two of us so Leanne did fire and water and I did earth and air.

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Here they are together. I LOVE mine. I was so impressed with myself. (Is that okay to say?) Chef Cat, my instructor, is amazing. He makes everything look effortless. He is really the reason I wanted to go to AIH. I was touring and I walked through his class room, they were doing sugar roses, and I was amazed. He is truly amazing.

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This is the one Leanne made. She came up with the idea.

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We used these flexible silicone things to make the big shape.  After the sugar cooled we just removed the silicone.

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Here is one of the dragonflies I made. I dipped the mold into liquid sugar and let it set.

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Here it is. It only took 3 hours! I can’t believe how much I have learned in four weeks! Chef Cat is an amazing teacher!

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Lovey Dovey

Happy (Belated) Valentines Day!

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Here’s the sugar sculpture I made! The ribbon took more work than I expected. You have to be careful to keep the lines even. I’m not really happy with the way my bird turned out.

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Here’s what everyone made.

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Mariea always does the niceness color mixing. I really love her bird!

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Shelly works really quickly. She just makes and makes and makes. I love the color of her birds.

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Here’s a side view of mine. I like it, but I think it needs a little more time. Next week we’ll be doing chocolate so that’ll be fun! No real serious injuries this week! That’s what I call progress!

Under the Sea

Sugar Art Attempt Number 2!

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Well this one is much better than my last one and I’m really happy with it! There is a lot of height, I love the colors, and of course the fish are adorable!

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Sea Weed

Here is the seaweed we made! We poured the hot sugar over ice to give it that texture.

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Fish 1

 

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Fish 2

We blew the fish with a hand pump and then molded the fins.

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Close Up

I am SOOO happy with the way this turned out!

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Everyone’s

Sadly, One of sugar sculptures fell. It was heartbreaking. Sugar went everywhere. These 3 were the ones that made it.

So it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t injure myself. (I’m down to 7 uninjured fingers now!) I was adding my second fish to the sculpture and I blow torched my thumb. Lucky, I didn’t drop the fish and crush my entire sculpture, but I have a lovely blister on my left thumb. But it was worth it!

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Second Degree Burn

Sugar Flowers

This was my first time working with sugar.

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Not bad for a first try. My main problem was I didn’t make the branch (the red thing) big/strong enough to support the flower. Still it was amazing learning how to do all this. Chef Cat is internationally ranked for his sugar work and I felt so incapable compared to his talent.

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Everyone’s Work

So here’s what everyone else did.

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One of my friends Shannon made this one. It’s my favorite out of the whole group. It’s so beautiful.

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Another friend of mine, Cobb, made this one. I love her butterfly.

Sugar Blister

Sugar Blister

Pulling sugar is hard work! Chef Cat commented that we’d all probably end up with blisters , and I did. Sugar is very hot and sticky.