Culinary Visit Programs Feature Artisan Candy

Posted on 2/1/2018 12:30:10 PM

Groundhog Day Chocolate SculptureIUP baking students will present artisan chocolates, candy, and showpieces during the Culinary Admissions visit programs coming up on February 9 and March 2, 2018.

Imagine two kitchens filled end-to-end with handcrafted chocolates and candy!

Students in the class Candy Making and Chocolate Showpieces are studying candy production and will speak about their experience tempering chocolate and producing an impressive variety of confections, including: truffles (dark, white and milk chocolate, banana, lemon, and mocha), rocher with almonds, muscadines, dipped glazed fruit, dipped cookies, clusters, haystacks, piped chocolates, marzipan candies, pate de fruits, nougatine truffles, mints, fondant centers, chocolate covered cherries, molded chocolates, filled chocolates, caramels, peanut brittle, nut brittle, hard candies, and lollipops.  

The students will also display their nougatine candy dishes, chocolate fans, curls, and cigarettes, chocolate candy boxes, and molded chocolate showpieces decorated with chocolate flowers, cutouts, piped decorations, and decorations utilizing transfer sheets and wood graining techniques.

Students in the Pastillage and Sugar Arts class will talk about working with pastillage (a thick sugar paste that can be molded into different shapes and forms). They will present pastillage candy boxes and flat and three dimensional showpieces. The showpieces will exhibit the advanced techniques learned by the students, including decorative painting, piping, and the incorporation of sugar crystals into the pastillage pieces.

This program will include an admissions presentation and campus tour in addition to the baking buffet and display. Come meet our students and learn about the culinary programs. Register to visit now or go to Weekday Baking Buffet Tour for more information.