Take a look at my very first sugar sculpture! I’m pretty outwardly girly… and, umm inwardly too I suppose haha. So it may come as a surprise that I’ve always been drawn to very dark artwork. My girlfriends even call my sketches creepy. Oh well!
So, we had to do a sculpture that included straw sugar and pulling sugar to make a flower. Well, unless I’m receiving them, roses aren’t exactly my favorite flower. In which case it’s always the thought that counts. I’m also not exactly into muted colors or pastels of any kind. When you work with sugar, the color gets lighter and lighter the more you pull it… hence the black.
I think black roses are kinda beautiful. Haunting. Romantic. Is that crazy? I also kinda experimented with the pink on black and was sooo happy it worked out.
Working with sugar is difficult but exciting. Everyday I’m so in awe of how simple ingredients- in this case sugar, water, glucose, tartaric acid and some food coloring, can completely morph themselves into different shapes, textures and flavors.
Chef told us that given proper temperatures and ingredients, anyone can make a sculpture using a stencil. But, the stencil is the stencil maker’s heart. It’s unoriginal. He wants us to use our hands, our head, and most of all OUR heart. I thought that was kinda beautiful also.
Tomorrow we’re doing a blown sugar sculpture. Sooooo excited for that! I’m going to go for a Halloween/Sleepy Hollow theme. Cross your fingers it works out!
- Red Velvet Gore Cakes (thedailymeal.com)