A pièce montée is a large sculpture made from confectionery ingredients. This book explores the craftsmanship and thought process behind pièce montée made from candy and chocolate while also providing instruction on how to construct both types from the very basics.
Your guides into the world of pièce montée are two elite patissiers who have represented Japan at the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie (World Pastry Cup). The authors provide easy-to-follow instructions and illustrative photos on the techniques and ideas behind pièce montée as well as working with candy and chocolate.
A pièce montée is often considered a high hurdle, but the thoughts of the authors are that "Pièce montée aren't difficult. Everyone starts as a beginner, so we would like you to try it and enjoy the process without fear of failure." Full of this feeling, this book makes constructing pièce montée both fun and achievable.
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