Roses Workshop

Today I had my Roses Workshop. We first refreshed our skills by piping royal icing roses. First we did traditional style, then we learned Victorian Rose.

We also learned to make Modeling Paste, out of three different types of ingredients: Rolled Fondant, Chocolate Coating (White Chocolate), and Lindt Couverture (Dark Chocolate).

We thenlearned to make Roses with those three different versions of Modeling Paste. We coloured the Rolled Fondant and the White Chocolate. And we learned to create a Dark Chocolate Rose on a stem, that can be presented in an individual rose box! So pretty and romantic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dark Chocolate Rose on a stem. ๐Ÿ™‚
Chocolate Rose on a stem.
Chocolate Rose on stem.
Chocolate Rose in full bloom. ๐Ÿ™‚
Chocolate Rose on a stem, full length view.
Chocolate Rose in an individual plastic case.
Chocolate Rose in a plastic case.
Chocolate Rose in plastic case close-up.
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Last Gum Paste 2 Class… :(

Last night was my last class of Gum Paste II. I spent the whole class dusting Hydrangia buds that I had previously learned to make, though last nightย we learned to finish making the Hydrandia Flower. It is super cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also spent last night’s class taping.. again.. only this time I taped all of my Jasmine Buds, Jasmine Flowers, and Jasmine Leaves into a bouquet.. It turned out quite pretty, if I do say so myself! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chocolate Day! ;)

So yesterday was Chocolate Day, and it only made logical sense that I make some yummy chocolate treats for my Honey Bunny. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What did I make, you ask?

I first made Key Lime chocolate bon bons. I then tried something new and different. We dipped apple slices into chocolate to make Chocolate Covered Apple Slices. And last but not least, I made a house favourite: Chocolate Bark with mini marshmellows and rice crispies. Yummy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Key Lime Chocolate Bon Bons. Yummy!
L to R: Chocolate Bark with mini marshmellows and rice crispies, and Chocolate Covered Apple Slices. ๐Ÿ˜€

Marzipan Sculpting

Sunday was a Marzipan Sculpting Workshop. We learned how to make some vegetables and little animal creatures such as: Mice and Cheese, Cats, Dogs, Kangeroos, Rabbits, and even a Lion. ๐Ÿ™‚

My cute little grey marzipan mice – mommy with babies – and a piece of cheese with a bite out of it!
My marzipan Cabbage!
My marzipan Cabbage from above. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cocoa Painting

Saturday was a Cocoa Painting Workshop. It was an all day class which, literally breaks your back b/c you are hunched over painting.ย :p

You learn to use cocoa powder and cocoa butter to paint monocramatic illustrations. As well, you learn to use a combination of cocoa butter and powdered colours to create colour colour illustrations.

Because of my art background, I approached the coloured illustrations as I would watercolours. Both with the colours and the straight cocoa, you work in layers, slowly adding more light layers to your work. The result is pretty neat.