Sometimes we get crazy requests,and this is one of them.The day before yesterday we were asked to provide the guest with a sorbet served in a iced balloon!
Nice idea for ala carte or vip guest upto 100 max.But this time we have to provide it for 11oo guests!!!
And all this with 3 days notice,great!!
After getting plans together,where to store so many trolleys and in which freezers?!!
To fill the balloon is one thing,but to time the exact thickness of the outer shell of the ice is an other!
4/5 hours in the freezer and a half hour in the blastfreezer was the trick we found out.
After take the frozen balloon cut the latex and lay it side ways on the stove,to burn a nice flat opening to remove the excess water,and put it a few seconds on the base to provide a stable side to stand.
When the service is ready for pickup,take out of freezer,place on a napkin and fill the ice with crushed ice and place your small dish with sorbet.
For an extra wow effect you could add dry ice and make hot before service pickup.
See below the fun we had with prepping the ice.