So this morning I decided (Lord knows why...) to try to make some miniature cherry turnovers. I went to the bakery and purchased a lovely turnover to use as a model.
Things went fairly well until I dropped the box of pastels whilst looking for the ochre. Spent over an hour cleaning up, sorting and re-packing pastels. Apparently AlphaColors' idea of magenta is a far cry from mine...
But back to the bakery.....
I managed to produce 6 tiny turnovers with which I am fairly happy.
I would like for them to be puffier so I guess I'll have to spend a little more time "fluffing" the next batch. I also discovered that I can use the red Gallery Glass for the filling before appling and baking the icing. It "cooks" quickly to the shiny red color and then I can tuck the filling under the icing a little easier. Next time I'll do that first.
I still have to figure out what to use to make the pastry itself shiny like the real thing. My pastry is a little dull. I could paint on some of the Fimo gloss but then I'd have to be really careful not to get it on the icing. I am going to see if using the gloss first, letting it dry, then icing and baking will have any adverse effects on the gloss. It is such a low temperature that I don't think so but we'll have to see.
This was kind of fun but more futzy than I like to work, though perhaps I'd get faster with time. This easily took me the better part of the day.....not counting the pastel problem.
And yes....when I finished with the photograph, Matt and I shared the pastry. Delish!