World famous pastry chef creates extraordinary chocolate sculptures
For foodies and art lovers, the work of a world-renowned pastry chef Amaury Guichon is sure to blow your mind. The Las Vegas-based French chocolatier creates extraordinary chocolate sculptures that appear to belong to a museum. It can make just about anything from sweet confectionery; including animals, fantastic creatures, motorcycles, Ferris wheels and much more.
Guichon shares his intensive manufacturing process for each sculpture through behind-the-scenes videos, revealing how he sculpts each chocolate motif as if it were clay. For one of his most recent works, a spectacular 180-pound chocolate lion, Guichon spent five days making the edible beast and 10 hours on his mane alone. He started by pouring melted chocolate into giant egg-shaped molds, before combining each large section. These serve as the basis for the head and body of the lion. Guichon then added more chocolate in thick, clayey layers to sculpt the realistic details. Finally, he used a spray gun to paint over colorful edible pigments, and he even added thin whiskers of white chocolate.
Many Guichon chocolate centerpieces celebrate his love of fantastic characters. On the one hand, he made a The iron Throne chocolate dragon, and for another, he made a Demogorgon, the monster popularized in the TV series Strange things. He even sculpted an incredible chocolate phoenix rising from its ashes, with bright red plumage.
Scroll down to see some of Guichon’s amazing chocolate sculptures and follow him on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes footage.
World-renowned pastry chef Amaury Guichon creates incredible chocolate sculptures.
He uses the sweet confectionery as if it were clay.
Each piece takes days to complete and features an incredible amount of detail.
Many edible centerpieces are inspired by fantastic creatures.
Guichon is an expert in the reinvention of real objects as desserts.
Watch the talented chocolatier in action.
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