Food Art

November 9, 2021

Japanese Food Artist Turns Rice Into Adorable Onigiri Characters

Are you a fan of onigiri? The popular Japanese rice balls are usually formed into triangular or cylindrical shapes and wrapped in nori; however, there’s one food artist in Japan who is putting their own creative spin on the traditional snack. Simply known on Instagram as Onigiri Gekijō—meaning “rice ball theater”—the creative chef turns ordinary ingredients into all kinds of cute and funny characters.

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July 27, 2021

Cheesecake Topped With Capybaras Soaking In a Hot Spring Is Almost Too Cute To Eat

There are times when food looks so spectacular that it enters the realm of edible art. A university student and baker named Rin, aka @rinsforest, has done just this with their incredibly cute capybara cheesecake. The delectable dessert features the three rodents soaking in an onsen, or Japanese hot spring, sitting atop the cake surrounded by sculpted rocks, oranges, and leaves. Capybaras in an onsen, it turns out, is a real thing.

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June 29, 2021

Talented Pastry Chef Sculpts Sugar Flowers That Look Just Like Real Blooms

These flowers might look as though they’ve just been picked from a beautiful garden, but they’re actually edible cake decorations. Pastry chef Alexandria Murray (of Finespun Cakes) is an expert at sculpting incredibly realistic sugar flowers that beautifully adorn her multi-tier wedding cakes. Murray discovered sugar flowers when she was 19 years old, during a year off from art school.

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March 18, 2021

Polaroid Has Created the World’s First 3D Candy Pen To Draw and Design Your Own Sweets

If you could design your own candy, what would it look like? Whether you want to craft star-shaped sweets or 3D edible flowers, you can make your ideas a reality with the Polaroid CandyPlay 3D Pen. It’s the world’s first device that allows you to draw what you want to eat. But instead of ink, it’s filled with colored candy cartridges in different flavors.

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