Baker’s Hours

March 6, 2009

Gallery Feature Friday: Pastillage Voyaging Canoe Close Up



  • Composition – Pastillage. The dark parts are modeling chocolate.
  • Weight – Approximately 10 pounds. 
  • Length – 24 inches
  • Width – 14 inches
  • Height – 18 inches (tip of the sails)
  • Production Time – Approximately 10-15 hours spread out over 6 days. 
  • Note – Here is a close up view of a previous feature. You can get a better look at a lot of the detain on this piece like the Hawaiian instruments (Pahu Drum, Uli Uli, Ipu) next to the shack. You can also see the wave pattern that was literally scratched into the side of the canoe with a pairing knife, and the sea foam which was made from rock sugar. One of the issues with this piece was that I had to figure out a way to make the sails removable. If the sails were attached to the canoe, it would be far too fragile, making it impossible to transport this piece anywhere. So, I made a cradle in which I could just slide the sails into while on display, and then remove them while transporting the piece.


Song Stuck in my head at the time of this post: Tell Me ‘Bout It by Joss Stone


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