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Sugar High Friday #26: Sugar Art

This month, I am hosting Sugar High Friday, a traveling event that was originally created by Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess. Last month, Johanna of The Passionate Cook had the wonderful idea of inviting us all to make chocolate truffles, and oh, my, did everyone produce some tasty looking treats.

In fact, they were so beautiful that I feel very confident in my choice for December’s theme, Sugar High Friday #26: Sugar Art.

It’s time for the holidays, so let’s decorate the internet with our beautiful creations! You don’t have to do any complicated or fancy pulled sugar or sculpted marzipan – just make us a dessert that you think is cute or pretty or just plain fun to look at, and I’ll be impressed and pleased as can be. If you want to blow swans made of hollow sugar, go right ahead, but marzipan kitties, throwing a few toys among your cookies, or even the beauty of a sprinkling of powdered sugar meets this theme just as well. So rev up all that creative energy, remember how you used to do arts and crafts as a kid, and let’s play!

You do not have to be a great photographer – or even a photographer at all – in order to participate this month. If you don’t want to use a photo, feel free to describe in words what makes your dessert fun to look at, or the techniques you used to make food into art.

Now, the rules:

Your post must go up by Friday, December 29, 2006!

Don’t forget to mention and link to this announcement in your post and if you can, also include a link to the round-up once it is up.

Send an email with the following information to habeasbrulee-AT-gmail-DOT-com:
Your name
Your blog’s name
Your blog’s URL (homepage)
The title of your entry
Your entry’s permalink (individual URL)

Since the deadline is right in the midst of the holidays (in fact, it’s 4 days before my birthday), I won’t have the time to scour the internet searching for your entries – you must email me to notify me of them by the 29th!

If you don’t have a blog, send me your picture and write-up anyway, but be sure to do so as far in advance as possible so that I can publish it before the 29th.

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20 Responses to “Sugar High Friday #26: Sugar Art”

  1. Brilynn says:

    Excellent theme! I’m looking forward to this one. I expect a lot of “abstract” art…

  2. Yvo says:

    Ooh, sounds fun! I’ll have to think if I can participate… seeing as I don’t bake or do anythign really dessert related. Hmm :)

  3. Danielle says:

    Brilynn – Abstract art can be awesome.

    Yvo – Please do participate! Make an exception to your non-dessert tendencies just this once.

  4. Sounds fun…I will make some nice Malaysian Sugar Art. ;)

  5. Helen says:

    Oh man! I don;t know if I’ll be able to participate as I will be traveling through France, hehehe! Maybe I can steal from Herme and pretend it is my own..JUST kidding…but I’ll be eating a lot of sugar for sure!

  6. Noneng says:

    What an exciting theme!!! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! I’d like to join myself… :)

  7. Alwyn says:

    Sounds exciting and fun! Can’t wait to come up with something sweet and festive :)

  8. Holiday Cookies…

    Christmas cookies come in all shapes and sizes and everyone has a favorite. This is mine! (Food bloggers: don’t forget to submit your beautiful baking creations to Sugar High Friday #26: Sugar Art by December 29!)…

  9. [...] This is also my December entry to one of my favorite blog event, in the name of Sugar High Friday. This month, the theme is simply Sugar Art, hosted by Danielle at Habeas Brûlée. [...]

  10. Brigitte says:


    I ‘m going to make some funny “Mohrenköpfe” – a kind of dessert for this event:
    To “read” it in your language you may use http://www.google.com/translate_t

    Have a merry Christmas

  11. [...] Here, Adam and I keep our tradition of spending these most special times with our families. Tradition is one of the things he and I hold dear. This year, we had our holiday gift exchange with my sisters a week before we travel to the northeast. So, I wrapped the presents early and put them under the tree, cleaned our place and made our dessert to be eaten after the exchange and also submitted as my entry for SHF (Sugar High Fridays founded by The Domestic Goddess) #26 hosted by Danielle. I made a more elaborate and traditional dessert this time than last year’s – Bûche de Noël (boosh duh noh-ehl). Also known as the yule log, this traditional French dessert cake is shaped and decorated to resemble a log and served during Christmastime. This delicious log cake was derived from the pagan tradition of the Celts who would burn logs as a symbol of the rebirth of the sun celebrating the winter solstice. It is made of génoise or sponge cake filled with chocolate buttercream, rolled to form a log and covered with more chocolate buttercream. The frosting is normally ridged to resemble the bark (but I sprinkled mine with chocolate shavings instead) and garnished with meringue mushrooms. I finished my dessert with a dusting of confectioner sugar. Paired with a good cup of eggnog, we ended our gift exchange with smiles on our faces and holiday spirit in our hearts. [...]

  12. [...] Instead, for Habeas Brulee’s theme for SHF #26, I’ve raided my cupboard for some long-unused items. Along with a bag of coloured sugar and some maple sugar chips, I’ve used ye olde faithful icing sugar to decorate a batch of beautifully buttery shortbread biscuits. The biscuit is quite delicate with a nice snap to it, and an enhanced crunch and presentation factor thanks to the colourful sugar crystals. And might I add, a light dusting of icing sugar has managed to cure many a baking mistake of mine in the past. So here’s to the art of sugar therapy.. [...]

  13. Sugar High Friday #26 Sugar Art: Almond and orange cake…

    Danielle at Habeas Brulee is hosting this month’s Sugar High Friday, the traveling event that was originally created by Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess. We should just make a dessert and decorate it nicely. Yesterday we had a little snow in the nort…

  14. [...]   I made these Gingerbread Houses because Dewi Anwar encouraged me to. If not by her persistence, I would have not made them at all. Thanks, un   Coincidently, Sugar High Friday #26’s theme is Sugar Art. I’m not sure if this post is qualified, knowing that gingerbread house is very common in western countries. But I sent my entry anyway (hi, Danielle ).   At first, I almost cracked from the pressure and intimidating thoughts of how hard it could be. Silly, huh? I mean, even kids can do it! Maybe it’s because I tried making it last year and it was a total failure due to wrong cookie recipe. It crumbled to dust, it didn’t even make it to a wall. So it’s very important to use a good recipe that is not only tasted delicious, but also firm enough to make a sturdy house.   Dewi suggested a recipe from Wilton, and I was soooo satisfied with the result. It’s firm, delicious, and smelled wonderful! The corn syrup’s sugary smell enhanced and locked the aroma of the spices, giving it a long lasting smell that would still be intact days after baking. It’s also important to use good quality spices as they distinguish your gingerbread house from the store-bought mass-products.   Enough for the rambling, now let’s build a house.     What you need: [...]

  15. [...] So far I have only shared savory dishes for New Year’s so I thought it was time to mix it up with something sweet! Especially since the theme of this month’s Sugar High Friday was Sugar Art! Goolab jamoon is a sweet finger food that is commonly served at Indian weddings, pujas and other celebrations here in Trinidad. It is made from a creamy fragrant dough that is deep fried and then drizzled with a reduced sugar syrup that quickly crystallizes on the doughy puffs providing both sweetness and sparkle. The syrup is usually made with white sugar which makes the puffs look like they have been covered in snow. I only had brown sugar on hand so the effect is not quite the same but it’s still pretty no? [...]

  16. [...] the art of caramel making so I was resigned to the fact that I was not going to have an entry for Sugar High Friday #26 hosted by Habeas Brulee. But as luck would have it, one of my Christmas purchases was "The [...]

  17. [...] I can’t resist. As soon as I saw the theme for this month’s Sugar High Friday (SHF), Sugar Art, I knew that I would make Mom’s Peanut Brittle. This is the sugar art that I grew up with—a [...]

  18. […] Danielle at Habeas Brulee is hosting this month’s Sugar High Friday, the traveling event that was originally created by Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess. We should just make a dessert and decorate it nicely. Yesterday we had a little snow in the north of Germany, but now it’s already gone. So I used a lot of icing sugar to decorate my […]

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