The instructor decided not to do blown sugar lobsters last night as he felt they might have been too challenging... If they're harder than making whales, I definitely agree... this piece was very hard to make!
The base and the coral were not at all difficult to make... but blowing sugar?! Well that's another story. My first few attempts, I couldn't get any air into the sugar at all and when the air does start to go into the sugar, it's more difficult to work it into the shape you want than you might think...
I burned the fingers out of several pairs of gloves and I have several rather nasty burns on my hands this morning as a result of this course...
Now if only I could get the equipment at home so I could practice... I have sourced out a marble slab and a silicone mat but am still looking for a heat lamp and an air pump... Next week, we may be trying the blown sugar lobsters... wish me luck! I think I'll need it!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!