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Holy crap look at the shine I got today! My room was 18°and the cocoa butter was loving it!

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But what about your goose bumps?

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1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

But what about your goose bumps?

It is very cold in my kitchen. I'm glad the landlord pays the utilities 😁

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A couple more assignments.

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Posted (edited)

Nice shine!

 

How many of the lolly's did you get out of the mold Rob?

 

I think I got 5 and if you look carefully they might still be cracked.

 

 


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First try

 

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Dead soldiers first try.

 

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Dead soldiers second try.

 

 

 

 

 

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Change molds to one that doesn't suction on the the sphere. 

 

 

 

 

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It’s so nice to see that you have failures too! I feel less alone right now.  :)

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10 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Nice shine!

 

How many of the lolly's did you get out of the mold Rob?

 

I think I got 5 and if you look carefully they might still be cracked.

I only poured 12 because I will never make these again - I think its silly to put a ganache filled bonbon on a stick. Cute on a buffet line, but makes not sense from the perspective of the guest. Anyway, I got all but one out, and that one split at the seam not cracked. There was a subtle thing that he didn't mention but I saw him do and that was to push on the opening with his finger which released the chocolate from the mold. My shells were super thin too, so that wasn't the issue. OR...it could be that frigid room I'm working in at 18º 😛  I do think that accounts for my shine performance btw. I've been comparing the shine that I thought was great from the first few assignments to my last few and the difference is striking...and aligns with my drop from 20 to 18. Good thing I don't pay my utilities in this kitchen.

 

Heading into the last few assignments my steam is dwindling. I feel like we're going backwards in required skills. He's known for his eyeball technique and incredible shine, so that should have been what we built towards. Dropping back into truffles and dipped chocolates holds virtually no interest for me. But onward!

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10 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

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As a physician, I'm guessing you found a modicum of wry amusement in making the capsules. :P

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3 minutes ago, chromedome said:

As a physician, I'm guessing you found a modicum of wry amusement in making the capsules. :P

As a someone who ran an addiction treatment center for a number of years...I didn't. I cringe every time I see this design.

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48 minutes ago, chromedome said:

As a physician, I'm guessing you found a modicum of wry amusement in making the capsules. :P

Yes I actually wanted to make the blue pills instead!

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3 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Yes I actually wanted to make the blue pills instead!


Those can be for Father's Day.

 

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49 minutes ago, gfron1 said:

As a someone who ran an addiction treatment center for a number of years...I didn't. I cringe every time I see this design.

 

I had exactly the same response when I saw this design - it's not something I personally would choose to make.

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It was useful for an interesting exercise in masking however

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But might it not be fun to offer them to someone and say, "Take two and call me in the morning?"

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1 hour ago, gfron1 said:

As a someone who ran an addiction treatment center for a number of years...I didn't. I cringe every time I see this design.

Would you consider mentioning this to him? Or is there a cultural component that might not come through nicely?

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18 minutes ago, MelissaH said:

Would you consider mentioning this to him? Or is there a cultural component that might not come through nicely?

I'm pretty sure I saw this by other chefs before he did it, and I don't know that its really that big of an issue....sorta like the candy cigarettes. Its fadish so it will go away quickly IMO.

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1 hour ago, IowaDee said:

But might it not be fun to offer them to someone and say, "Take two and call me in the morning?"

That is exactly the quote I was going to use as a caption of my "pill" picture on Instagram.

 

I think the pill design falls into the classification of a "witty" piece, probably not something one would make by the dozen. A number of the last designs in the class are more in the showpiece category, and it's a bit difficult to labor over them too much when in the back of your mind you are thinking that this is something you will never, never make again. If some pill and lollipop molds show up in the eGullet classified section, you will know where they came from.

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I agree the "pills" are rather cringe-y.  If it's a party for a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, fine.  Alice in Wonderland, maybe.  Making light of necessary or oft-abused medications, not so much. 

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21 hours ago, gfron1 said:

As a someone who ran an addiction treatment center for a number of years...I didn't. I cringe every time I see this design.

 

Me too. As both a parent and a physician, I found it cringe-worthy as well. 

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Sorry to jump into this discussion. I see where you guys are coming from, but wouldn't most people see a pill as something that's good for you? That's exactly how I see it. Pills = good. Is it something with two colors that immediately makes you think of some pill full with flunitrazepam or is it just pills over all that triggers something for you?

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For me it's the metaphor pill = candy that is uncomfortable.  I wouldn't make or buy any candies that look like pharmaceuticals.  I think many health care professionals and other people who have more than enough experience with pills in one way or another may feel similarly:  I don't want to blur the line between the two categories.  

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Again I say "candy cigarettes." Not the best thought out idea. That said, sorry if I drove things off topic. What was interesting with that assignment was the taping in tight quarters. Taping a half sphere is relatively easy, but in this tighter mold it was less so. I will say that electrical tape is more forgiving than painters tape so it wasn't terrible. 

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Yeah, we see it differently. I'm thinking more vitamin than drugs. The chocolate cigarettes I had as a kid are long gone. I'm also driving things off topic at the moment. You're staff, tell us to stop. :D 

 

I have that mold, (if it's the Pavoni one by Bachour) and thought about that the taping of it must be quite tricky. 

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