[Sca-cooks] Sugar Paste and Chocolate!

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 13:20:55 PDT 2009

Wow!! Thanks for sharing....


On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Elise Fleming <alysk at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> Greetings!  Dame Hrefna karsefni, from Atenveldt, sent me three links for
> photos of some subtleties that she had done.  She had attended a make-shift,
> extra, sugarpaste class that I did at Estrella two or so years ago.
> She wrote in her message:
> "...here in the Barony of SunDragon in the Kingdom of Atenveldt, there was
> held a fabulous Tudor Feast (known as "The Big Feast"). It was wonderful. I
> had volunteered to make 3 of the projects, little blue ceramic salt cellars,
> marzipan beets (to go on plates with a beet tart slice and a cheese tart
> slice), and I illuminated a sugar paste plate (the plate itself was made by
> Katheline van Weye the coordinator of the feast).
> "Because of your class and the direction I got from you therein, I was able
> to be very confident with the painting of the plate with gel food colors. It
> was a smash hit! Literally, Ryan Dollas (Katheline's hubby and the M.C. for
> the day) presented the plate at the end of the second course and walked it
> around to every table so everyone could see. Then, he presented it to His
> Excellency of SunDragon, Robert, with a small mallet and the audience gasped
> with horror! It was awesome! The plan from the beginning had been to smash
> it, so I knew what it was in for. I then yelled, "Smash it! Smash it!" and
> everyone then knew it was truly doomed. Ryan then passed around pieces of it
> and people ate it and played with it. I even know one gentleman who was
> going to take his piece home because he didn't want to ruin it. My table
> then discovered that if you stick the painting side down on your tongue, you
> can get a temporary tongue tattoo, so naturally, I went up and showed the
> Baron & Baroness (who got a great kick out of it), and soon everyone was
> trying it. It was a good day!
> Here's a link to the pics of the plate:
> http://s390.photobucket.com/albums/oo341/saholtartist/3%20Art%20Work/Edible%20Art/Sugar%20Paste/
> Here's a link to the marzipan beets:
> http://s390.photobucket.com/albums/oo341/saholtartist/3%20Art%20Work/Edible%20Art/Marzipan%20Beets/
> Here's an unrelated link to last year's Chocolate Revel (held by the
> College of Brymstone), for a miniature portrait I did on the back of 1/2 a
> Hershey bar in chocolate. (I did win the best use of chocolate in a subtlety
> with it.):
> http://s390.photobucket.com/albums/oo341/saholtartist/3%20Art%20Work/Edible%20Art/Chocolate/
> Hrefni said that the ones with the dragees are the chocolate item(s). The
> other is the original.  She used "melted chocolates and crummy plastic paint
> brushes and just painted it freehand off the original directly onto the back
> of the Hershey bar."
> I am just floored by her work!
> Alys Katharine
> --
> Elise Fleming
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