Sheep-shaped Waffles, Winter 2010. This sheep looks at a traditional waffle as a grid system. By moving the X and Y crosses in the Z direction a sheep emerges from the system. With this perspective it is very much like the sheep-shaped cookies.
Here’s the process:
Started with a profile.
Made the armature out of foamcore.
This was assuming the foamcore would give an even vertical division in the square grid of the waffle. The plan was to use the clay to make the draft plans in creating the waffle iron details.
After so much work I realized it was not the right way of building this. In this photo shows the inconsistent waves and angles of the interior.
So the form was rebuilt. This time instead of starting with the profiles, blocks were created to establish a precise grid first.
A block of bee’s carving wax was made.
From this wax block the sheep is carved out.
Once the final mold is finished it is used to make the negative mold in silicone -> then plastic.
This was getting closer to making of the plastic forms. I went to Long Island City to cast these in aluminum. The foundry asked for the positive be made with something that he can pound into casting sand. These are the making of the plastic forms.
Silicone lining with screws to hold things in place. The silicone is needed to produce a clean plastic mold. To save material the silicone is made as a thin sheet. To retain the overall shape these screws were casted into it so to lock into a plaster block.
The plastic. The spurs were added for the aluminum pouring. This plastic model was taken to a foundry in Long Island City.
The aluminum cast!
It cooks beautifully!!! Came out the very first time!!! During the long nights of crafting the models I pictured biting into this sheep-shaped waffle. It was such sweet sweet joy to see it finally.
To be eaten like this.
***********Brunch on November 30th, 2013***********
Cooking for 7+ people.
I used this recipe from http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/05/essential-raised-waffles/
It was delicious!!! but the sheep-shaped waffle legs were too weak to stand on their own and had to be served belly-up.
This is the dry active yeast in action within 30mins. I left it out on the kitchen counter overnight.
This is part of the ‘Sheep-shaped Cuisines’ series. Back to the main page.