Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Busy day in the Studio!
Once I finished up in the home studio, I headed out to the Art Students League for my sculpture class and spent the evening working on my cupcakes... Last week I glazed 5 pastries, so I was excited to see how they turned out... you can imagine my surprise when I got to class and discovered they had not been fired and there was a note saying the glaze was so cracked that if it were fired it would probably flake off! Boo.... I talked with my instructor and he said the glazes seemed a little thick when we were glazing last week so that is probably why it did what it did. So I set to work to rewet the glaze and smooth out the cracks... these are the cupcakes after I did that. So hopefully they will be good to go this time! I also glazed a sixth pastry and experimented with a new glaze color, fingers crossed it works out. I also got two others ready to be bisque fired, and made three cupcake wrappers of which I will add the cake part next week... not sure if I can put the icing on at that time or if I have to waite another week to finish that step. I also started to glaze a seventh cupcake and will be experimenting with this one as well by painting a pinkish colored glazeon the wrapper on top of the white glaze I did and then I will dip the cake and icing part into another colored glaze... no idea how that one will turn out but its not one of my favorites so if I screw it up no foul done! Well that's it for now... its time for bed as I have an 8 am Life Drawing 1 class that I'm teaching tomorrow!