In my class, we were supposed to be doing blown sugar the night I did this... but there were only three air pumps and fourteen people so I decided to play until I could try out the blown sugar. Since I've made gumpaste flowers, I tried pulling pieces of sugar to look like the petals I roll out in gumpaste to see how it would work.
It was also the first time I had ever used an airbrush and I found it tricky to color each piece without running on to the adjoining pieces. I totally screwed up the calla lily which is at the bottom left of the piece. You can't even tell it is a calla lily at this point! The flower at the top is (obviously?) a rose, a daffodil in the centre and a tulip on the bottom right side.
In this week's class, we did pastillage which I had expected to be easy since I've worked with gumpaste and they are somewhat similar.... however, it's not so easy. The individual pieces have to dry for 3 days before you can assemble them so next week we'll see if I managed to make anything at all resembling the piece I was aiming for!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!