Chocolate Showpiece. Theme: Singing in the Rain. Techniques: Modeling Chocolate for curls representing the rain, shoe laces. Molded chocolate spheres were used for the blue “rain drops”. The colors used in this piece are mainly rustic and dull colors giving it a vintage feel, except for the blue which is used to represent the rain. A problem i think i would have encountered is being to glue everything together such as the vest on the pole or the tilted hat. I like this piece because the theme was easily recognizable however instead of directly stating the theme they alluded to it through the use of the hat, rain, the light pole and shoes.
Theme: Steampunk Techniques: Molded and Sculpted/Cut out chocolate When it comes to color on this piece there isn’t much variation, just different shades of brown. However, i think this works well with the theme and allows you to focus on the fine details of the piece rather than the color. The first thing to catch your attention is the large clock in the middle covered with small gears. As you move closer you can begin to notice the smaller details that really contribute to the whole theme, such as the googles on the bottom., the chain in the back and the hat. If i were to make this show piece i would struggle with the placement of all the pieces since there is so much.
Theme: Vikings Techniques: Molded Chocolate, Dusting This piece is very vibrant not just in color but also in its shape. I was amazed seeing how they were able to make the waves support the ship. I also like how this piece seems to only have few key items rather than a bunch of smaller pieces. The colors on this piece work well with eachother and help to paint a picture. One of my biggest struggles with this piece would be the making of the sails or the waves because it seems so intricate.
Techniques used: Pulled Sugar for flowers, Casting sugar for flower stem, Blown Sugar for Caterpillar The assembly of this piece would have been very difficult for me because the weight of the caterpillar would offset the stems balance and would have to be balanced out with something on the other side. I would have also struggled with making the curls for the flower. The colors are very simple sticking with red green, yellow, and hints of white and they compliment eachother. I like the piece because the caterpillar is very enticing. I like how the first thing to catch your attention is the caterpillar but then there is movement following the stem leading to the flowers and mushrooms.
Theme: Winter I like this showpiece because it is simple however it is able to convey a theme. I also enjoy seeing the penguins and how each one has a different expression. If i was constructing this my main issue would be making the penguins. It seems that the penguins are blown sugar but i would have difficult keeping the color even, seeing as there is two colors used on the penguins.
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