Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Categories: Design and Architecture | Food and Drinks

It is not surprising that the Chinese pastry chef Zhou Yi (Zhou Yi) was nicknamed the Sugar King: from dough, fudge and marzipan, he creates exquisite sweet figures similar to incredibly realistic porcelain figurines.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

It's hard to believe that these detailed figurines are actually edible.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

But this is the result of a long, very painstaking work.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

The Sugar King is recognized as one of the best confectioners in the world, and among his achievements are medals and prizes at international competitions.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

The master's works pay tribute to traditional Chinese culture and art.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

For example, this figurine depicts Empress Wu Zetian— the only known female emperor of the Celestial Empire. The figure is so detailed that you can literally count her eyelashes.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Having devoted a lot of time to studying traditional Chinese methods of working with food, Zhou Yi experimented a lot and created his own technique of turning cream and sugar into intricate figurines and accessories.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Zhou works with different materials, which allows him to create almost anything he wants.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Sea nymphs.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

The warrior.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

In 2011, Zhou Yi learned about a confectionery technique called fondant cake. Having thoroughly studied it and acquired tools — there are about 230 of them in the master's arsenal, Zhou Yi started working and quickly became widely known in his country.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

It is difficult to determine from the photos, but some of the smallest details in the jewelry are only a few millimeters in size. Everything is handmade and edible.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Zhou Yi runs a pastry shop in Suzhou, near Shanghai, and regularly posts photos of his most intricate cakes on Facebook.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

Zhou Yi studied modeling and sculpture, without which it would have been impossible to reach such heights in creativity.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

He developed his special technique six years ago and since then has not stopped in search and professional development.

Sweet Chinese beauties that you can eat

In 2017, the master and his team were awarded three gold and two bronze medals at a major international competition in the UK.

Keywords: China | Chinese | Cake | Cakes

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