21 5 / 2012

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude." -Julia Child

Pictured above in my very first gum paste flower.  In the picture, the flower looks pur-dy but it did NOT start out that way. Let me tell you, it took me over two hours and several upside down petals to make one flower.  Everyone else in the class (mind you, they were actual pastry professionals) was able to chat away idly as their hands performed miracles that I could only dream of.  Anyways, that being said, awesome experience and I can’t believe that people make hundreds of these by hand.  This is likely to be my one and only flower and I am cool with that.  =)