Portfolio 'Confection Reflection' An exhibition celebrating the extravagant culinary imaginings of 19th century French chef Urbain Dubois, an innovator of architectural cuisine, who believed that culinary decoration was as valid as any other of the celebrated arts. Alongside his practical work, Dubois was a prolific author. Dot Young's sculptural interpretations of Dubois' illustrations are meticulously hand sculpted, cast using traditional moulding and casting techniques, and hand painted. The sculptural processes, moulding and casting techniques involved closely echo Dubois culinary processes, and the resulting contemporary interpretations of his work continue to capture the architectural structures and aesthetics of the period.
'Gateau a la Broche'. A batter cake made on a spit by pouring layers of batter on a rotating conical-shaped mould over an open fire. Thought to have been brought back to France by Napoleon from Russia in 1812, it is now celebrated annually, in the village of Arraeu in the Pyrénées.
'Pain d’abricots a l’impératrice'. From his publication 'Grand livre des pâtissiers et des confiseurs', 1883.
'Pouding Soufflé a la Reine'. From his publication 'Grand livre des pâtissiers et des confiseurs', 1883.
'Gateau Lyonnais'. From his publication 'Grand livre des pâtissiers et des confiseurs', 1883.