Next time you feel smug about your culinary work of art – a beautiful raviolo, sky-high sandwich, or flawlessly iced cupcake – remember that there’s a guy who carves perfectly realistic wooden food.
The Japanese artist has also carved out a perfect piece of toast, a croissant, Japanese ginger, and a spear of asparagus that’s almost impossible to tell apart from its real fleshy counterparts.
He’s not the only one who makes food sculptures, though. Cape Town’s Culture Club Cheese in Bree Street has a display of palatable-looking wheels of cheese only a few centimetres in diameter – but these are made from clay. They’re so realistic that people keep trying to eat them, necessitating a sign asking them nicely not to. They were crafted by real-life cheesemaker Dylan Stanfield, who’s based in Washington, USA.