Friday, September 18, 2009

Sameness


This picture to me shows one of the most beautiful things I like to see when it comes to pastry: sameness. These are macarons waiting to be baked. It shows a practiced hand, precision, consistency and skill. As if a machine had made it, and yet it was a human hand. It's not the same as when you see desserts being popped out of a fleximold, where the silicone does the work for you, and then where is the craftsmanship when all you use is a mold? Molds are good to use, but I think restraint should be the mantra. Otherwise why bother?

See it and love it.

5 comments:

  1. I'm sure it involves hand eye coordination skills. Don't think one can pull that off blindfolded. Would get a Picasso piece instead.

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  2. These look amazing! That is a great shot.

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  3. we used to do macaron piping competitions at work. who could piping fastest and most even. that's a beautiful sight!

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