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.
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.
This is the one Leanne made. She came up with the idea.
We used these flexible silicone things to make the big shape. After the sugar cooled we just removed the silicone.
Here is one of the dragonflies I made. I dipped the mold into liquid sugar and let it set.
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!
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!
Here is the seaweed we made! We poured the hot sugar over ice to give it that texture.
We blew the fish with a hand pump and then molded the fins.
I am SOOO happy with the way this turned out!
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!
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.
So here’s what everyone else did.
One of my friends Shannon made this one. It’s my favorite out of the whole group. It’s so beautiful.
Another friend of mine, Cobb, made this one. I love her butterfly.
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.