Amenity Project

This chocolate piece represents a pond. The chef that made this chocolate piece is Mathieu Davoine. Cattails and aquatic plants represent the plants that you would find at a pond. The cattails and aquatic plants most liked molded. First tempered white chocolate then added green food coloring. To make cattails they would have to first mold the stem then mold the cattails on top of  the stem so that they can stick together. To make the aquatic plants they would have used different sized molds to shape the plants. Egg Shape and root seem to represent the dirt that is in the pond. Before making the egg shape they would first temper the chocolate then put the chocolate in a mold. For the bottom part they probably scrapped and made it look like it is dirt. The base represents the water, it is probably made with tempered white chocolate and blue food coloring. To make the base they would use a square mold and let set. The colors are used to make each piece stay out on its own. The colors both work for the piece and against. It works with the piece because that’s how ponds usually look like. But they work against because the brown stands out more than the other colors. If there were more plants in the piece then it wouldn’t make the brown stand out as much. The technical problem is most likely trying to put the cattails, aquatic plants and the roots on the egg shaped piece. I like how everything is put together. When looking at the chocolate showpiece, it made me feel as if I was at a pond. I wish there were other plants that you can find at a pond in this showpiece.

This chocolate piece represents Alice in Wonderland. The chef that made this chocolate piece is Seung Yun Lee. The base represents a chess board and it is made by tempering dark chocolate that is placed in a square mold. Once set they painted some areas to make it look like a chess board. The two boys represent Tweedledee and Tweedledum. They are made with tempered dark chocolate that is placed in a mold and is painted on so they look like people. The tree, the barks, and tea pot are made from tempered dark chocolate that is placed in molds to get its shape. The mushroom, roses, tea cup, egg and cards are made from tempered white chocolate and put white food coloring so that the chocolate would be completely white. The egg, card, tea cup, and mushrooms were placed in molds then painted. The colors are used to separate all the pieces. The colors work with the pieces because even though the tree is dark brown because of the other pieces it doesn’t make the tree stand out as much. The technical problem I see if I had to construct this is the tree bark in the back. Especially the ones that are curved. Trying to make all the chocolate pieces stay in the places that they are standing in now. Also trying to make the circle ball stay in between each base piece. I like how creative this chocolate piece is how it looks crazy yet pretty. I wish there were more of Alice in Wonderland characters in the piece.

The sugar piece represents love. The chef that made this sugar piece is Ewald Notter. The two bases on the bottom and the clear/red pieces are made from cast sugar. The hearts are blown sugars. The wishbone and rose are made of pulled sugar. The doves and the tail are either made with blown sugar or pulled sugar.The colors are used to show love. The colors work for the piece because even though the sugar piece is mostly white even with the little bit of red it made the sugar piece stand out. Trying to put everything together because it looks very fragile. What I like about this piece is how it looks simple yet complicated. When looking at the piece it looks easy to make. But when actually trying to make the sugar piece it’ll be very hard and difficult to make.

This sugar piece represents the Spring. The chef that made this sugar piece is Johnny Yan. The base, a couple of leaves, and butterfly are all made from casting sugar. The leaves and flowers are made from pulled sugar and are pressed to get its shape. The vase and the balls are blown sugar. The colors are used to balance each other out. The colors work with the piece because even though the bigger leaves then flowers the two colors make each other balance out.The technical problems that I would face when constructing this piece is trying to put all the flowers and leaves together. What I like about the piece is how it looks very beautiful and refreshing. I like this piece because when I look at the sugar piece it reminds me of the outside world. I love how the color flowers and butterfly are.


2 thoughts on “Amenity Project

  1. markh

    Elisabeth thanks for finding an interesting group of pieces. We do not see a lot of Notter’s work these days– he has been around for a long time and is considered a little old fashioned by many people. His work has a classic and old school look to it– very balanced and usually not to risky. This one has some edgy-ness to it, which is good. You realize that some of these pieces are too big to be considered ‘amenities’ right? The Notter pc and the Alice pc are quite large.

  2. Chinelle Ann Hooper

    Hi Elisabeth,
    The chocolate piece by Mathieu Davoine is really beautiful and it is something i would like to try if i get a chance. i agree the colors work for the piece but i do like that it goes against it because i think thats what makes the piece attractive. I like our selections.


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