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Eclairs by Melhyria Eclairs by Melhyria
These are éclairs (litteraly, "flashes of lightning"). It's a common french pastry, but they're usually around 10 cm long and the three basic flavours are chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
I've baked these ones for the Spring has Sprung contest of Handcraft-Artist.
I wanted to do something different and spring related so my éclairs are 3 cm long and filled up with fruit curd. Also, instead of the classic cream icing I made caramel using the juice of the fruits. You have, from left to right : lemon, kiwi, orange and red currants.

Also, thanks to Rikkunter for the choux à la crème recipe.

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Erozja Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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Lemoa Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, theyre actually so tiny? XD amazing~
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Melhyria Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Yes they were… That was so hard to do, I made only 4 perfect ones on around thirty pieces.
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Lemoa Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you have a lot of patience then :wow: Well, I bet you at least had fun eating them :XD:
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Melhyria Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Yep, that was great ^^
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Song-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
That is REALLY cool
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
THANKS a lot !
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chubbycubby Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
The kiwiw one interests me the most.
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Not the easiest to do ! But quite good ^^
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I dunno maybe if they just didn't have the chopped fruit and seeds on the top :/ usually fruit sauces and curds don't have seeds. Though your flavors sound good :3
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Well, the litle fruit pieces were only there to decorate… The taste isn't perfect yet but I'm working on it.
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:3 That's good ^_^ The pastry itself looked fine. XD I dunno maybe I'm crazy but I just think the seeds make it a little less appealing cause they get stuck in your teeth.
also they're really dark colored so they contrast in a bad way with the rest of the pastry that is supposed to be spring themed :3

I'm sorry I'm just a perfectionist XD
When it comes to everything.Sometimes I hate it.I don't mean to bother you.T^T
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
You're not bothering me at all !
And you make a point about the seeds going between the teeth.

But I think the black/green contrast can be appealing. Then, the problem may be about me taking the picture…
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe but I think the black and green colors go better with Halloween cooking :3

Like if you had dark chocolate 3d bug designs on green cupcakes.

Although green is a color for easter over here everything is pastel for easter. or green as a representation of grass

I'm not sure if it's different anywhere else.
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Yeah, same here
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's cool. Oh I have a recipe up now if you want to take a look at it.

Also you're gonna have to look up a conversion chart for the measurements but it's a cake :3 A tasty light weight cake.

[link]
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Seems nice !
I'll put it in my favourites ^^
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
soooooo good
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Thanks !
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gtrchev Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
hahaha en plein nature.
Ca rend la photo plus jolie.
Great shot!!!
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Melhyria Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Merci !
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gtrchev Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
de rien mademoiselle
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