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Recipy for Making Ice with Fire

July 02, 2012  •  3 Comments

Making Ice with Fire


Foodies among you will be directly plotting what liqor to use to flambe the icecream desert... Well, this blog is not about that.... *

Let's say I was to photograph a nice glass of Cola Light with lemon standing in a pile of ice cubes.
Well, ice cubes tend to melt. And here in the roaring Doha summer heat, it means you have about 2 seconds to get 'The' shot...
Hm... Let's Lynda.com & google...

Which in total resulted in the following shopping list for the shoot-to-be-done:
1 - Lemons
2 - Hair Gel - transparent white
3 - Butan Gas Burner
4 - A new nice glass (since of course we don't have a trillion nice glasses in our kitchen cabinets...)
5 - Surf Wax
6 - Glycerine
7 - Plant sprayer
8 - Funnel

 

Smarties who think - she forgot to add the Cola Light to the shopping list:
No I did not. That's default stock in our home...

 

So, how it's supposed to work:

  • Take the glass, undo it from the price tag

  • Rub the surf wax to the outside surface of the glass - to get the chilled frosting look

  • Put the glass on the surface, surround it with splashes of hair gel

  • Burn the splashes of hair gel into shape with the butan gas burner. (Which will prove to be a good investment - as you can re-use it to make your creme brulee..)

  • Mix glycerine-water in a 50-50 ratio, put it in the plant sprayer. Spray it on the outside surface of the glass

  • Cut the lemon into a round slice, open the Cola Light can.
    Pour the Cola in the glas via the funnel. Why? To avoid unwanted spilled drops at the inside of the glass

  • Time to play: Click- click - click!


*However, tip - if you make home made vanilla ice - add a royal splash of Bacardi Gold to the ingredients...
makes your icecream extra yummie!

 



Comments

3.Fb(non-registered)
Cool- or should I say hot...
2.Fij(non-registered)
Any photos from the experiment? Would love to see it!
1.Anita(non-registered)
haha, it shows (again): food photography has nothing to do with food. At least it's not really edible. Or in your case: drinkable.
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