The Ladies Activity Club was hosted last night by Yvonne and her sister at my apartment. For our activity this month, we decorated bowls and glasses first and then experimented with molecular gastronomy.
Our hosts prepared a feast of cupcakes with fondant flowers, meatballs, colorful sushi, button cookies and buffalo wing bites.
Orangina, soda and champagne (that I got to saber!)
To start, we decorated bowls or martini glasses. Our hostesses brought paint pens, ice pens, glitter and this fancy almost-like-contact-paper stuff called Color Decor from Germany. All you have to do is decorate and then bake to set the design. Everyone's ideas were so creative!
Our experiment with molecular gastronomy involved "spherification." Basically, making a liquid into a ball with the use of chemistry. For this, we mixed two different kinds of soda and champagne with algin. After it cools, you drop it in a bath of a calcium chloride and water. Here's demo on YouTube. We made small "caviar" out of the soda and embedded raspberries in the champagne mixture. Pretty cool!