I don’t mean spell casting, mystical creatures or the card game. I’m talking about illusion. Where one takes reality and presents it in a way that shocks and awes.
Take a look at this picture. What do you see? What is it? What inspired it?
I’m not sure what you guessed but I’m willing to wager that you were wrong. I’m also confident that you knew Tinker Bell was the inspiration. Yeah, the title was a pretty big clue. Ok, let’s start from the beginning.
I have been brainstorming this dish for over a month. Nothing came to me. Absolutely…nothing. Then on a recent trip to Disney, Pim (my GF) told me that the Tinker Bell that “flies” from Cinderella’s castle prior to the evening fireworks is sometimes a man (as long as his frame fits the requirements). My first thought: Hmm…I wonder if the man has to shave his legs? Second thought: Tinker Bell + Illusion + Food = Magical Experience.
SOOOO what is it already?
C) Keylime Pie
D) Creme Brulee
The answer is All of them. It’s ok. I’ll give you a minute to take it all in.
The cloud in the center of the plate is a coconut cheesecake mousse that sits on top of cinnamon toasted graham cracker crumbs. Topped with freshly diced kiwi and mango. On the side, key lime curd holds three caramelized almonds (representing Wendy, John and Michael: the three children that gained the ability to fly above the clouds with Tinker Bell’s pixie dust). Finally, the bruleed sugar bits that blanket the plate represents the pixie dust. Now, if you’ve never watched the movie then I’ll explain it in a way that you will understand below.
Ignore the fairy in the picture above. This decadent dessert was made by breaking down a cheesecake, mousse, key lime pie and creme brulee then rebuilding it with tropical flavors to give you a magical experience (both physically and metaphorically). Now I ask you again, do you like magic? If so then you NEED this in your life.