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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My..has anyone seen my hat?

Does it ever feel like it takes you forever to get something done? Well, quite literally this blasted Baked Alaska has taken us 3 whole weeks to compile! I was pretty much ready to hit them against the wall by the end of Mondays class. It's like a huge paint ball, only yummy with homemade french ice cream and a gooey truffle surprise!

Then came the real challenge of the day. We are working with chocolate, so Chef decided it was time for us to make a hat and stand and base - ENTIRELY out of tempered chocolate! We sat there, jaws locked in open position. Drooling at the thought of all that chocolate, but mostly because we were dumb struck. Are we ready? How do we even start? Let's just say, after 4 hours of non-stop chocolate work, I came out with this.

'Please do not try on hat, ask for assistance'

16 comments:

Into My Kitchen said...

Your Baked Alaska look so yummylicous that I literally want to pick up a fork and go at it! Your HAT! looks soooo pretty, and I don't think I'd think twice about devouring it:)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, that hat looks beautiful! You did a great job there! The baked Alaska also looks scrumptious...

Cheers,

Rosa

Christina said...

Wow, Valerie, the hat is incredible!

The Baked Alaska looks really good, especially with the little bumble bee. What sort of sauce is that?

Munted kowhai said...

ooooooooooooooooo!
i like the honey bee on the baked alaska. thats cute
and does someone get to bring that hat home? or do you guys just mix the chocolate up again for another class?
you should have done a charlie chaplin hat, that would have been super cute but hard?

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

mom - it's definitely harder to devour it after putting in 4 hours to make it. lol

Rosa - Thank you, much appreciated!

Christina - I know that bumble bee is the cutest thing ever. That sauce is a peach schnapps sauce. Delicious!

Tiff - Yeah, we got to take our hat home. The only thing I wouldn't eat on it is the modeling chocolate that we used to make the roses and ribbon on the hat.

Emiline said...

Oooh, cool! I can't believe you made that! That's amazing!

Christina said...

Valerie, here's a link that explains in depth what power yoga is.

To sum it up, it's a more athletic type of yoga with minimal chanting and all that. It focuses on individual poses rather than a series of poses.

The poses engage more muscles at once, "revving" your metabolism that in turns helps you to lose weight.

Amy said...

I linked in through Sugar Plum's site, that hat is awesome.

Lina said...

wow! that is so cute!

charinthecity said...

Oooh, it all looks so good. I would be ultra dangerous in pastry class because I'm such a sweet tooth. Still drooling over your chocolate cherries. Yum!

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Emiline - I know right, I don't think I'll ever make something like that again outside of school.

Christina - awesome! thanks for the info. I should try this!

Amy - Thanks for stopping by! I like your site too!

Lina - Hi there! Thanks for visiting! Love the roses your husband got you for your birthday!

Char - Thanks. Yeah, it is dangerous in there. By night class we are always high on sugar and tired so we are pretty wacky in the kitchen by then. lol.

Brilynn said...

I've been wanting to make basked alaska for ages and have never gotten around to it. Everything looks awesome!

Lore said...

Well that's what I call chocolate art! I really like the little bee too.

Cynthia said...

That is stunning.

Katy said...

that is so so so cool! too bad it would melt if you actually wore it outside -- it's so pretty i would actually be tempted to! really, very cool.

Sue said...

I can't believe I missed this...The base is amazing, the stand is incredible, the flower is formidable and the hat is perfect. That is absolutely gorgeous.

You are an artist! I hope you got shots from every angle and are framing huge enlargements.