Monday, December 28, 2009

Long Overdue Update

SO! After quite some time, here's a short update of some things I've been doing lately. First up is a pastillage box with marzipan fruits and a royal icing peacock using the flooding technique. I also attempted lace for the first time, and it turned out pretty well! Although this piece is kind of cool, to me it seems like a lot of elements that dont necessarily belong together, have been thrown together. So having said that, enjoy the elements separately as they're not really meant to be together, but more of a practice! (I'm quite proud of my fruits though, my pear looked so realistic!)

I work at a small cookie shop called Robyn's Cookies, and once in a while we make cupcakes! These cupcakes were exceptionally fun to make, because I was able to make and decorate some tiny reindeer and gingerbread men. Tiny is always better! They were so cute! The buttercream icing was piped on with a star tip, and then rolled in coloured sugar. Pretty nifty effect I must say, my boss is very creative!

Here is something that I'm very very proud of. It is a chocolate covered marshmallow snowman! I made the marshmallow myself with the help of a friend named Will, and it tasted absolutely heavenly! Next i cut out one large circle and one small circle, and impaled them respectively on a candy stick. They were dipped in chocolate (oh yes, I can temper chocolate!!!) and decorated with silver balls for a sleek finish! These went in my christmas baskets this year, along with gingerbread boys and girls, as well as shortbread, sugar cookies, and of course truffles!

Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!