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Pastry Artist Creates Edible Desk Lamp: Luxo, Edible

 |  |  |  |  |  June 24, 2021

By hite

Presumably envisioned in a eureka moment complete with a lightbulb going off over his head, incredibly talented pastry chef and chocolatier Amaury Guichon constructed a realistic desk lamp entirely out of edible ingredients. At first, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I saw those little springs and I thought ‘no way.’ But, as Amaury proves in the video, ‘yes way.’

The lamp base was constructed with a sesame streusel, black sesame Japanese roll cake, crunchy sesame tuile, a sesame praline, and a black sesame mousse. Sesame everything! The lamp’s upper armature was constructed from molded chocolate, and the light bulb was filled with crunchy caramelized sesame, which Amaury releases when he purposefully breaks the bulb in the video like a piƱata.

Below: a chocolate spring being made before painting…

Obviously, this is the perfect cake for anyone who’s ever fantasized about taking a bite out of that hoppy little Pixar lamp, Luxo Jr. And who hasn’t, right? Come on, who hasn’t… right?