As always; we complete the finishing touches off each subject in our program with a practical exam.
Chef James finally gave us the low down on our practical assignment..
"It's going to be a 9inch birthday cake"
... I thought to myself.. SWEEt! it's not going to be a wedding cake! Thank goodness~
And then he went..."For a 7 year old girl"
.....erm; the 'girl' bit sounds great... but a 7 year old??!?!? I don't know what 7 year old's are up to these days!!! I knew babies and 3 year olds loved cuddly toys and building blocks; 10 to 12 year olds would probably be a little more into dolls; princesses; fashion and shiny jewelry. What goes in between? I'm not sure if the rest of my classmates were having issues with the whole '7' deal; but I was going out of my mind! *tsk tsk*
At the end of the day; I decided, I'd go with candy!... all kids of all ages LOVE candy.. no doubts there! I couldn't possibly go wrong with a sugary themed cake.
Here was my game plan: fill the top of the cake with heaps of different types of candy.
...and my 9inch "Candy-Land" was brought to life~
The funny thing is; I never knew a 'Candy Land' other than the one I dreamt up in my head. My girlfriends wondered if I loved the candy board game and toys... I reacted with a "what?...there's a CandyLand other than mine?!" Haha.. I've never heard of it; but I'm pretty intrigued to have a look down the toy aisle next time I'm at the mall.My rendition of Candy Land on a cake included a pretty white winged fairy frolicking in a tiny pond of deliciously liquid chocolate created from a pile of stacked melting chocolate bars. She dips her tiny toes into the flow of glossy lusciousness filled with chocolate covered strawberries and marshmallows ...oh~ and look! it all conveniently drips down into a silver spoon waiting on the other end. *YUM!*Lollypops; cupcakes.. petite sweets wrapped in pretty pink and many juicy coloured swirly-s~ If I were 7; I would tear this cake UP!Here were the other wonderful creations from my very talented classmates! We all have our individual styles; I thought they were excellent~Now all we're missing is that 7 year old to come in for her birthday cake..*grin*
Where did my cake go? Well...after Chef James had 'assessed' my little candy land; I took it over to my favourite sushi restaurant down the street to spread all that sweet love around. They loved it! I'll talk more about this quaint little Japanese-Korean sushi bar in my next post.. I love it so much!