Saturday, January 24, 2009

Heart Shaped Box

This is my first creation in my confectionery arts class. By no means is it finished yet, but this was how I left it after class. One group chopped up blocks and blocks of Prima Coating chocolate, while the other half of the class made modeling chocolate.



The Prima was spread out onto sheet pans and left to harden. Once it was finished, we cut tops and bottom heart shapes. We kneaded the modeling chocolate and then ran it through a dough sheeter to flatten it out. Using a yard stick, we used pizza cutters to straighten the sides and cut to size.

Once sized, we molded the modeling chocolate around the heart, then filled it with more melted Prima in order to seal the edges.

It was really fun, and I can't wait to work more on it next week. We'll be making pastillage, chocolate roses, and truffles!

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