Snake Soup - Brandy snap hat
February 6th, 2007
09:48 pm
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Brandy snap hat
Sorry for the delay - I was waiting for a better photo.

First I made a mould, out of a plate and two bowls.  Unfortunately, the bowls weren't quite the right size, so I had to tie on the finished hat with a scarf, but never mind.   Two layers of foil ensured easy de-moulding.  I made two batches of brandy snaps, about four at a time, adding them to the mould at the stage when they were just solid enough to hold together, but still soft.  In between adding snaps, I gave the hat 30 seconds or so in the bottom of the oven to melt them together.  The whole thing has two layers of snaps, which provided reasonable structural stability.  The whole thing was covered with clingfilm, inside and out, before wearing.

It was both pretty and tasty.

Edit: there's a bigger photo here.  Sorry I don't have a better one.

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From:elvum
Date:February 6th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Nice. :-) Did it win a prize?
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From:susannahf
Date:February 6th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Yes! A £10 Borders gift card, which I spent today on a completely frivolous book.
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From:shuripentu
Date:February 7th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
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Surely that is the only sensible thing to do with a book token. :D
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From:summerrose
Date:February 6th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
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What's a brandy snap hat? The little I can tell about it from here sounds fascinating!
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From:susannahf
Date:February 6th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
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It all started here. Basically, I wanted to make an edible hat. And, with the help of snake_soup, I did!
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From:elvum
Date:February 7th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
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It's a hat. Made of brandy snap.
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From:nou
Date:February 6th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Nice! Have you got a bigger photo?
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From:shuripentu
Date:February 7th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
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That totally deserved the prize it won. :D
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From:susannahf
Date:February 7th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
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There were some comments that it turned out to be a pretty poor hourly rate (it took many hours to make). But that doesn't take into account the fact that I got to eat lots of brandy snap.
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From:billyabbott
Date:February 7th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
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That is potentially the best use of a brandy snap of all time. Ecellente.
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