“Don’t play with your FOOD!”
We have often been yelled at when we were little. Especially when we were feeling a bit creative with whatever is on our plate, imagining your mash potato was a piece of Sahara desert or your little pile of mash pea was a miniature mountain scape.
Finally, someone is reenacting all our childhood memories and turning it into a real profession and style in the patisserie world!
I Dolci di Gulliver, or in English The Desserts of Gulliver, is an instagram account founded by pastry chef/ food artist Matteo Stucchi.
He is a 26 year-old pastry chef from Monza, Italy. He was inspired by construction and structural formation of architecture and landscape to create these miniature scene of little humans building a tiny world!
Gulliver ‘s Travel for sure sounded familiar to everyone, given it was a tale that every kid have heard of. Matteo recreated the miniature world with the sugary delicacy we see from day to day, and turn them into a canvas for his little humans!
The grid structure of waffles reminded Matteo of a residence complex. By putting little women in the scene, it recreated a warm and homey neighbourhood!
Pistachio farm harvesting inception! With the little dome of the pistachio on the side, it looks as realistic as the scene of real farm works!
If the seven wonders isn’t wonderful enough for you, it is time to admire how these tiny humans develop technology to lift cake layers 100 times their size on stack of each other!
Stucchi’s scene created by dessert and tiny humans are a total innovative way of provoking our usual perception of size and scale. It is indeed a way of letting our imagination run free just by looking at these work. For a second, I thought these are actual people in a Chocolate Factory theme park!
I mean of course we all imagines swimming in chocolate and sailing on top of mirror glaze wave!
With all these amazing portrait of dessert in construction by little humans, it actually widen our views when it comes to perception of how food forms interacts with environments. Like how pistachio crumbs can resemble the crops and how choux are construction materials about to be bonded together into a Croquembouche by caramel – binding material!
His creativity does not only limit to natural landscape and construction. Even alien abduction scene!
By utilising the property of each ingredient, inspirations are not hard to find after all as the ingredient itself is full of space for imagination! Look at how fluffy fairy floss are just meant to be a hot air balloon!
Every story behind the pastry and it’s formation is carefully curated, look at how icing sugar on top of a Napoleon can turn into a state of art project of these little humans! It is not just the hard work of these workers, but the hard work and real talent of Stucchi!