Bakers Crack Open Giant Chocolate Geodes They Spent 6 Months Creating

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Culinary Institute of America students Alex Yeatts and Abby Lee Wilcox have taken Instagram by storm with their incredibly innovative chocolate geodes. The giant treats combine the excitement of opening an Easter egg with the nostalgia of munching on rock candy.

Six months in the making, these chocolate covered, rock sugar filled candies look like amethysts when cracked opened. It's not clear just how the duo created the geology-inspired desserts, but we're all waiting to hear just how much sugar was involved.

Their final project couldn't have come at a better time. Geodes are definitely trending, with everything from cakes to hair color to hotel design taking inspiration from these geological wonders.

The chocolate geode project began in mid-2016.

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This video shows Yeatts and Wilcox cracking open a geode after 6 months of working on this chocolate candy.

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Leave your calorie counting behind and take in the beauty of these chocolate and rock sugar masterpieces.

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Alex Yeatts: Instagram
Abby Lee Wilcox: Instagram
h/t: [Colossal, Neatorama]

All images via Alex Yeatts and Abby Lee Wilcox.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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