CULN 253 is the study of a variety of traditional and innovative centerpieces. Students will create seasonal centerpieces, using various mediums such as chocolate, royal icing, pastillage, marzipan, nougatine, and sugar products. Principles of preparation and application are presented and applied in the creation of hand-molded marzipan figurines. Student will continue with theory and skill development working with chocolate couverture, using tempering, spraying, coating, molding, and hand dipping applications with special emphasis on French truffles, candies and after-dinner confections. Finished products will be examined, using flavor, texture, color, consistency, creativity, originality and suitability for display exhibit as an evaluation tool.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017