Weird News This 'Food Illusionist' Makes Incredible, Confusing Desserts Shaped Like Sponges and Ashtrays

13:21  27 june  2018
13:21  27 june  2018 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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A self-proclaimed “ food illusionist ,” British chef Ben Churchill makes desserts that might not be so appetizing at first sight. Churchill’s desserts “resemble other foods and everyday objects,” Bored Panda reports. Among his most popular creations are a vanilla panna cotta shaped like an ashtray

34 Unbelievable Desserts By Food Illusionist Ben Churchill That Will Make You Look Twice. Ok so not the washing-up sponge , the ashtray or the mouldy orange, my mind can't quite get there, but apart from that, I'll tuck in. Don't care if it looks like one food and tastes like another, still yummy.

  This 'Food Illusionist' Makes Incredible, Confusing Desserts Shaped Like Sponges and Ashtrays © Courtesy of Ben Churchill A self-proclaimed “food illusionist,” British chef Ben Churchill makes desserts that might not be so appetizing at first sight.

Churchill’s desserts “resemble other foods and everyday objects,” Bored Panda reports. Among his most popular creations are a vanilla panna cotta shaped like an ashtray, an orange parfait shaped like a moldy orange, and an olive oil sponge cake shaped like, you guessed it, a dirty kitchen sponge.

a pan filled with food: Dessert shaped like an ashtray with a spoon next to it © Provided by The Week Publications Dessert shaped like an ashtray with a spoon next to it

Churchill fell into the culinary world “by accident,” he told the Endpaper blog in 2017. After the chef dropped out of art school (he didn’t see a future in it), he took a job cooking at a local pub. But it wasn’t until about 2015 that he started learning how to make pastries.

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“I had never done pastry before and wanted to learn, so I just started teaching myself,” Churchill tells Mental Floss in an email. “I ventured into fruit-shaped desserts, but found them too limiting. I used inspiration from films, video games, the world around me, to start seeing what I could do with food.”

Some of Churchill’s sources of inspiration include Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and LEGO, all of which he’s turned into delicious desserts. Last year, he published a book about his unique creations called Food Illusions.

Cake shaped like the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones © Provided by The Week Publications Cake shaped like the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones

“I’ve noticed people love the controversial ones like the sponge, so I decided to take this route with the ashtray,” Churchill says. “I love challenging perceptions, questioning good taste.”

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From the making of a simple candy in the form of an apple or toast to edible ashtrays and rotten oranges, the chef surprises the fans of his work with these delicious desserts for the whole family. Don't care if it looks like one food and tastes like another, still yummy.

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That whole idea, in fact, is the premise for Churchill’s second book, he tells Mental Floss. The chef is still in the process of writing and making plans for his second volume of Food Illusions.

This looks like a bar of soap, but it's actually a delicious dessert sitting on a soap dish © Provided by The Week Publications This looks like a bar of soap, but it's actually a delicious dessert sitting on a soap dish

Churchill thinks his lack of formal training has enabled him to push boundaries and have fun with his work.

“My rules?” Churchill tells Mental Floss. “Ignore the rules. If you want to do something, don’t question if you should, ask yourself how you’re gonna.”

To see more of Churchill’s work, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

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