The Art of the Confectioner: Sugarwork and Pastillage Instructor′s Manual

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A gorgeous professional–level guide to the most challenging form of the confectioner′s art

A showpiece created entirely from sugar is truly a work of art, and it takes an eye for design and strong pastry skills to work with this delicate medium. The Art of the Confectioner is the ultimate guide to working with sugar to create beautiful sugar and pastillage shapes, flowers, figurines, and breathtaking full–scale showpieces. Author and award–winning pastry chef Ewald Notter shares wisdom gained from more than 35 years in the pastry kitchen, and combines straightforward advice and step–by–step instructions with lessons on developing artistry and design skills.

The book begins with a basic overview of sugar, including information on the equipment and ingredients needed to work with sugar and Isomalt. Subsequent chapters cover Pastillage, Sugar Casting, Sugar Pulling, Sugar Blowing, and New Trends in Sugarwork, and include detailed instructions on how to make everything from delicate flowers to whimsical blown sugar figurines. And the final chapter shows how readers can bring together all the skills learned throughout the book to create award–winning sugar and pastillage showpieces. From working with shapes and color and choosing a focus point to developing a sculpture based on a particular theme, Notter provides insights into all the tricks of the trade and expert advice on preparing for competitions.

Throughout the book, techniques are explained with simple, step–by–step instructions and illustrated with clear how–to photos, while stunning showpiece beauty shots provide inspiration. The book includes hundreds of color photos as well as beautiful hand–painted watercolor illustrations by the author, and an Appendix of templates is provided to help readers replicate the showpieces shown throughout the book. For pastry students, aspiring confectioners, and professional pastry chefs looking to improve their skills for restaurant work or competition, The Art of the Confectioner is a must–have guide from one of the field′s most well–known experts.

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"In this exceptional book, sugar master Ewald Notter shares hissecrets for a vast array of techniques, from pastillage and pulled sugar to advanced showpiece construction. The beauty of this book liesin its detail Notter′s instructions are finely tuned, and the book has hundreds of color photos clearly illustrating every technique. The Art of the Confectioner is a must–have for anyone seeking to hone their sugar skills or learn more about the fine art of sugarwork."
Tish Boyle, Editor of Dessert Professional

"Here is another masterpiece from Ewald Notter. I have always been inspired by Ewald′s sugar creations, and I know this book will inspire tomorrow′s talent as well. The Art of the Confectioner conveys Ewald′s passion, knowledge, and love for the craft of sugarwork, and well represents one of the most beautiful arts in the culinary industry."
Laurent Branlard, Executive Pastry Chef for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

"Whether you are dreaming of your first sugarwork moment or are a seasoned professional, The Art of the Confectioner is indispensable. We all want to take our sugarwork to the next level, and with its integrated recipes and flawless technical methods, this book shows us how. Ewald Notter is the best in the business, and this truly beautiful and completely inspiring work renders all previous sugarwork books obsolete!"
Keegan Gerhard, Owner and Executive Pastry Chef of D Bar Desserts

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ISBN 10:  0470398922 ISBN 13:  9780470398920
Publisher: Wiley, 2012