Showpieces at HOFEX 2011: Judging the impossibleMay 16th, 2011 | Posted by in Daily life...
This year’s edition of HOFEX Hong Kong gave me the opportunity to judge two competition. Fantasy table and pastry display.
For the pastry display, we had about 60 showpieces made of bread, sugar, chocolate and so on… everything had to be edible.
The showpieces were not made on the spot, but brought in and eventually finished at the exhibition. Which means some people might have spent many months perfecting their work of art. And those who did, really went the extra miles. We witnessed a few creations that were nothing short of spectacular!
While judging, we had to look at the usual techniques, precision, cleanliness of the finish, proportion and so on… but more than the technical aspect…
I find it so important to find out how much life comes out of a showpiece.
For example a simple face can express a bland look, staring in space; while other faces will be almost alive, like talking to you… Below is a slideshow of great work of pastry and art. Another post coming up soon on Fantasy table!!
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