- create a food experience for 80+ people
- work with another team member to create dish
tawana and i are teammates for this final project. we have worked as teammates before and know that we work well together. this blog post will show our ideas, adventures, and final result.
tawana and i started to form our ideas by searching for sweet treats on the web. once we found some ideas, we began to expand on them to make them unique.
we decided to attempt to serve a hot beverage in a chocolate shot glass. chocolate is a food that many people love, so we thought we would pair it with a unique experience. because the beverage is hot, the person enjoying the shot would have to place the cup in his mouth before it melts in his hand. this idea is something we have to play around with to make sure it works, and is consistent.
we visited lynn's cake and candy supply to see if they had any shot glass molds. we were told that they were sold out, and the supplier that they used to buy from recently went out of business. that news sent us to the dollar store to look for shot glasses to use. the dollar store did not have any shot glasses, so we went to target next and found some in the dollar section.
we used the shot glasses from target and some almond bark to test our idea.
i had seen on pinterest that i could dip the shot glass in almond bark and then pour a little hot water into the glass to get it off. the shot glass i used had a really thick bottom so the hot water did not get to the bottom and the almond bark would not come off of the glass.
when no. 1 did not work, tawana went and bought a shot glass mold and tried making almond bark shot glasses with that. when she tried pouring hot liquid into it, it melted through the side. she made multiple sizes with different thicknesses, and found that it was difficult to have a consistent cup that held the liquid.
i attempted using the shot glass as a mold for try no. 3 with a couple of changes. i used saran wrap around the glass to see if it would allow the almond bark to come off easier. i also flipped the glass over to let the chocolate drip to give it an organic appearance.
it did not work great. the saran wrap created a neat texture, but the almond bark broke when i removed it from the glass.