Chocolate Show Piece

| Mar, 17, 2016 |

Last night was my final lesson and  exam for the chocolate showpiece program. What an amazing experience. I learnt so much and would do it all over again.

I would like to share my journey in getting to the final idea.

The hat was probably my worse nightmare. Understanding how to build it didn’t make me sleep a couple of nights. Believe it or not but to make the hat I needed the help of a shoe box.

“Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six things before breakfast”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


As you can see there is a slight improvement from the cowboy hat to the mad hatter hat. I also worked several times on the feathers, trying to understand the best way to make them and get the colour effect. What I forgot to take photos of are the hat pins. All these creations not only came from watching the movie several times, and looking on the line but also from the vintage shows. Both my sister and I have been hunting the vintage shows searching for unique items. We bought hats, hat pins, feathers and of course being girls much more.

“Would you tell me, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to” “I don’t much care where” “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland




Of course if I think of the Mad hatter I also think of the tea party.


“If you drink much from a bottle marked Poison it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


The caterpillar and the mushroom, plus the cat I never used.

“I knew who I was this morning but I’ve changed a few times since then”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland




Cards, painting the roses red. So I know at the end I didn’t add the paint brush but I already had a lot going on so decided to not use them.

Queen of Hearts: Who’s been painting my roses red? WHO’S BEEN PAINTING MY ROSES RED? /Who dares to taint / With vulgar paint / The royal flower bed? / For painting my roses red / Someone will lose his head.

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


The madness of building it and trying not to break anything was immense. The truth is that some pieces were broken in the process of building it. I also broke some pieces in transporting it back home. I need to fix those pieces and will take further pictures. Then I have found an amazing family that will adopt this creations.

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And the contrary wise, what it is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


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