Valentine 3D Chocolate Hearts

>>  1/27/2013

I am sorry for the mistakes in my previous post about Snow White watermelon. I appologize for making you confused with my English writing. Thanks to Kathleen (Step by step in the kitchen), the article was corrected! 

What is new in my kitchen? Oh, I am preparing for Valentine Day. Would like to present new chocolate hearts made in 3D Love silicone mold.

3D lekue chocolate hearts
3D Chocolate Hearts and Wonder Tree

If you have Lekue 3D Love Mold  let's play with it! 

You will need:
dark chocolate
white, pink or any colorful chocolate

Melt pink chocolate and fill the small heart cells.
Melt white chocolate abd fill the medium size heart cell.
Put the mols aside to let the chocolate harden.

Demold the chocolate hearts. Insert the pink small heart in the medium size cell, the medium chocolate to be placed in the big size cell. When the hearts move is done, you need to melt the dark chocolate and fill the cells around the white and pink hearts. 

lekue silicone 3d love mold
Move small chocolate details into bigger cells and fill with dark chocolate

Demold the harden chocolate details. Build 3D heart with two parts.

chocolate hearts for valentine day
Build 3D heart with two details

valentine day chocolate dessert idea
3D chocolate bicolor heart 

Use Wonder Tree for your romantic food presentation.
Check out other 3D chocolate ideas

valentine day food presentation
Idea for valentine day's food presentation.
Wonder tree and  bicolor chocolate heart


Disney's Snow White Carved in Watermelon

>>  1/23/2013

This watermelon was carved to 1 Year Birthday party of a little girl.  I promised her parents to carve a princess, but decided on Disney's Snow White design. Who can resist her playing and innocent look here :)

whitesnow carving watermelon
Whitesnow carved in watermelon


Soap Carving Class

>>  1/19/2013

soap carving lessons
Soap carving class
 New year 2013 was started with carving lessons. Fruit and vegetable class, soap carving class and .. a new class on wedding bottle decoration (we just launched it, the first lessons was held today. I will write about it next time :))

I love soap carving and was willing to implement a soap lessons in 2012. But I managed to do that in 2013! 
Soap carving art is a delicate work and required patience. I think you need a special mood for making it. 

After 4 hours of work with listening to relaxing music and having tea&sweets each student got three soap carving gifts. 

Nivea soap
Palmolive soap

Carving tools:
Thai Vegetable & Fruit Carving Knife
U-cutters Soap Carving Tool set

soap carving lessons
Roses carved in soap

soap carving art
Do you love soap carving?

soap garving
Making soap carving gift

soap carving lessons
after 4 hours of work, made by a student


The Decorative Art of Japanese Food Carving

>>  1/10/2013

'The Decorative Art of Japanese Food Carving: Elegant Garnishes for All Occasions' is a book I ordered from Amazon. I recieved it in the last days of 2012 and that became a christmas present for me :) I bought this book because its cover looked so promissing.  This post  is a review of the book.

The Decorative art of Japanese Food Carving by Hiroshi Nagashima

"Japanese Food Carving" book is printed on glossy paper. It is a pleasure to hold it in your hands. 

I found lot of attractive photographs of garnishes and dishes, most of them are taken in macro mode. Definitely this book is a great sample of food photographing art.
Authors use a black background for food serving (black plates, ceramics) what makes food look excellent.

japanese garnish mukimono
food served in black plate and garnished in japanese style

The book provides step-by-step photos on making garnishes, comments to the steps and large photos of comleted dishes. So you can learn not only 'how to make', but how to implement the garnishes in a dish.
After reading this book you understand that food garnishing is an integral part of Japanese dishes.

mukimono food carving
Daikon garnish integrated in a dish

'The Decorative Art of Japanese Food Carving' book gave me ideas on using the japanese garnishes in European cuisine (including Russian). I highly recommend to read the descriptions to the pictures (I mean not just watching photos), you will discover interesting things. At the end of the book you will find recipes of all dishes presented in its pages. 

This is a an excelent book, I am happy with the purchase.


Pink Soap Carving - Festoon Design

>>  1/07/2013

Festoon design carved in a pink soap. This is my old work. Just found it was not published in the blog.
Below is a photograph of sky after sunset taken from my office window. I guess it was in September.

See more of soap carvings

soap carving
Festoon design, soap carving srt

pink sky


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