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The Dessert King

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Amaury Guichon

Last weekend, I made cinnamon cupcakes from scratch for a friend’s birthday. I don’t do much baking, so they came out of the oven looking a bit, well, rustic (read: ugly). I thought, ‘I know, I’ll make icing!’ The homemade buttercream tasted amazing, but my decoration attempts were hilariously tragic. The poor things looked like they’d been frosted by a blind first grader. That didn’t stop me from giving them to my friend. We all had a good laugh, and ate them anyway.

Amaury Guichon is nothing like me. Whether he’s decorating chocolates or cakes or small pastries, Guichon has an incredible talent for achieving what to my eyes looks like perfection. Even the insides of his creations are gorgeous. And the videos of his piping work are absolutely mind-boggling.

I can hear you asking ‘But do they taste good?’ I’d love to find out in person, but his flavors certainly sound as artistic as his decorations. How’s this for a cupcake:

“Soft intense vanilla sponge with a compote of fresh blueberry, very soft blueberry crémeux, and jam, surrounded by a Tahitian vanilla mousse.”

The best-sounding blueberry cupcake in history

And if that didn’t convince you, here’s the description of his vanilla donut:

“Sable breton, Almond cream, Tahitian Vanilla ganache, and Vanilla mousse.”

Come to me, my pretty…

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “The Dessert King

  1. They look too good to eat!

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  2. This is most certainly an art. I have a pintrest board of fancy cakes . Would love to take the time to learn this art. but probably not.

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  3. It has been at least 50 years ago, I went to a fancy dinner. When the food got to the table it was so beautiful that I didn’t want to mess it up by cutting into it. Same with the artist you posted today. hal

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  4. Yum, yum!! Eat em up!!! But alas, I am allergic to flour and am pre-diabetic, so I can only admire from afar. What absolutely beautiful work. I might buy one of those masterpieces to laminate.p

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  5. Absolutely stunning and they sound as entirely delicious as they look. I am struck by his versatility too in that he makes more abstract pieces that are all about colour and visual texture and also makes pieces that look like little ink bottles (my favourite!) or fungi. So much talent.

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  6. I’m fairly sure that honey cake confection has my name on it! What beautiful work!

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