So, it seems I have made a totally badass chocolate showpiece (that also is a candy stand and way more awesome in person) with decorative sugar pieces made out of isomalt to resemble coral. As it turns out, I don’t hate working with isomalt (a sugar substitute). In fact, I enjoy it! After bringing the isomalt to a certain temperature, I separated the clear gloopy stuff into batches and colored them pretty colors and poured them over ice cubes, then dumped it out to create these whimsical and somewhat creepy pieces. I first witnessed this trick on an episode of Cake Boss and wouldn’t shut up about it. I think it’s the fact that the shapes of the coral were unpredictable, yet always beautiful that struck me the most. Anyway, after pouring chocolate into molds, assembling them, and attaching some coral, this is what I came up with:
That was pretty much my week at school. Speaking of school, I technically should be there right now, but because of this impending freak snow storm that is supposed to be happening any minute, I decided not to risk having to be stranded in the city as I often am thanks to the LIRR. Apparently I’m not missing much anyway. Just marzipan fruits. After an official snow day tomorrow, I am back at school on Thursday. I will be piping things. It’s officially time for cake decorating. And then, GRADUATION.