I got to thinking, why can't food be art? I thought about quirky changes that people make to meals or desserts in order to make them look pretty or different. The image to the left is of Fazoli's Italian food. I used to go there all the time with my dad after school so I could do my homework. One day, I wanted a sandwich and I used my limited resources to make one. I cut a bread stick in half and stuffed it with spaghetti and marinara sauce. Its still the same food, but now it looks totally different and not as expected. I took this idea further and made some desserts.
I saw wontons at Panda Express and thought that they looked so pretty. They looked like little origami boxes stuffed with yummy cheesy presents. I thought that pear stuffed wontons would be awesome . I bought some flaky pastry wrappers and made a pear compote from scratch and ended up with these beautiful blossoms. I felt like they needed to be on pintrest. I was so happy with the visual results and even more pleased with how they tasted!!! They were actually really easy to do too. I
I also couldn't help think about cupcake wars when doing this topic. I love how the second challenge is all about presentation and some of the cupcakes are so artistic and beautiful!!