So, you may have heard about the Vida Vegan convention, happening at Portland State University this August. This event is completely sold out and there’ve already been a couple of contests to win tickets. Today is the last day to enter Vegtastic Voyage’s No-Talent Vida Vegan Con Contest, for which I made this portrait out of royal icing:
I followed the ingenious painting technique found over at Eye Candy. However, instead of chocolate, I used the royal icing recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance, but tweaked it to twenty-second rule specifications so I wouldn’t end up with a pool of goop. Even though it was more than workable, I think sticking to chocolate would have been better.
Oh well, next time.
Also, I thought painting on wax paper would make it easier to peel off once everything was set and dry, and it did, but it buckled from the humidity. If I ever try this again I’ll use parchment.
I hope I win the contest, but it’s a bit nerve-racking to think I might take an adventure on my own to the west coast (I’ve never been before!). I’m sure I’ll be fine, I think I’m just used to going in the opposite direction, over the Atlantic.
Check out my original entry; royal icing on shortbread. After seeing the other contest entries, I decided to up the ante. Wish me luck!