Below, a young latke chef (his father was a 3-time champion) helps out. He is modeling an apron designed by a religious school student. They were made for the religious school cooking team by a parent, using the student's design.
A klezmer band entertained, and there was dancing and a fun atmosphere.
So how does someone go about building a silly golden latke trophy, you might ask? Here's the process: to make the latkes, I used a 'shredded paper clay'. I got shredded paper from an office shredder, added a mix of Art Paste (liquid form; it had already been mixed up) and Elmer's Glue-All, and mashed it all together, making it into pancake shapes.
|in the oven!|
Yes, my workspace is an absolute mess!
I built a spatula for his hand, and then covered the arms, legs, and spatula with a layer of papier-mache, finishing with paper toweling to make it form smoothly around the bends.
So here's the proud winner, with his new trophy!!
And with his beautiful family.
Note the klezmer band in the background. The music was lively and fun.
Goodbye, Latke Man.
I hope you are happy dancing in your new home, with your new family!!
Here's the trophies from the past three years.