Is My Blog on a Sugar High?
Let’s get this out of the way first: We’re weird.
Not only are we weird, but we are leaving for the weekend bright and early Friday morning. Now, one would think this departure would mean that we’d given up any hope of participating in either Sugar High Friday or Is My Blog Burning. Or, that at the most we’d pick one of these two events and leave it at that. But since we are, as we said, weird, we believe that instead of ignoring food blogging events when we’re pressed for time, we should embrace them. Both at once. With zeal.
And with (yes, you’ve guessed it by now) weirdness.
And so, with a cupful of grapefruit juice and a sea of aspic (ocean blue, of course), we christen the Sweet Fleet:
Puff pastry barquettes filled with grapefruit pastry cream, topped with white chocolate sails, on a sea of blue-tinted aspic with foamy wakes of egg white and a savory tropical island made of almond meal, oregano underbrush, and a palm of carrot trunk, green bell pepper fronds, and marzipan cocoanuts.
Note for the more adventurous: We didn’t actually eat much of this. Which isn’t to say the barquettes weren’t good, they were just…well, a bit over-the-top.
Other important safety tips (aka Chopper remembers why he hates marzipan…again.):
1. Toothpicks and marzipan can only hold together a palm tree made of sliced vegetables for so long.
(No, it didn’t fall over)
2. When photographing a regatta of white chocolate sails under hot sunlight, move quickly.
3. Making pastry cream on an electric range sucks ass.
For our next trick: A remake of Duran Duran’s Rio video with finger puppets!