Playful Pastry Chef Turns Ordinary Desserts Into Delightful Mini Scenes


Italian pastry chef Matteo Stucchi is proof that you should play with your food. Based in Monza, Italy, the 23-year-old creates delectable desserts and sugary-sweet treats with a twist—he adds comical, tiny toys to transform his homemade baked goods into inventive and imaginative miniature scenes.

Clearly concerned with both the aesthetics and the flavors of his creations, the fun-loving chef notes: “In a dessert, decoration is as important as the taste.” While his desserts are undoubtedly delicious, it is Stucchi's silly scenes that steal the show—a compact construction crew uses a toy crane to dust tiramisu with cocoa, a pocket-sized priest officiates a wedding ceremony between an amorous pair of chocolate-covered strawberries, a little river-rafting crew navigates through oozing chocolate rapids, and a team of tiny maintenance men give a monster a manicure. Whether a sugar-coated depiction of everyday life, a tasty take on a formal affair, an appetizing action shot, or a unique spin on a holiday cookie, Stucchi has a perfect confectionery for every occasion.

Stucchi's username, @idolcidigulliver, is an homage to Gulliver's Travels, a satirical work of literature that inspires and influences his work. The pastry professional unveils a new cake-y creation every Tuesday and Friday on his Instagram, which serves as a delicious portfolio of his edible art. Buon appetito!












Matteo Stucchi: Instagram
via [Design Taxi]

All images via Matteo Stucchi.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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