Pastry Team USA

Representing the US in the World Pastry Cup

What is the Monday sugar work time period for?

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Q: For the 4-hour time period on Monday specifically for sugar work, are we allowed to cast pieces and molds so they set overnight?  Is it simply an additional day to prepare with no restrictions on what is being done?

A: Just consider these first four hours as the start of the competition. You should plan to prepare anything which will speed up your work:

  • Cooking of ice cream and sorbet, assembling of entremets, mise en place of the remaining recipes for the plated dessert, casting of your bigger chocolate or sugar pieces, assembling of the pastillage elements if needed.
  • Do not forget that the large sugar pieces will be cool the following day and may need to be warmed up before assembling.

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