Chef Creates Mind-Bending Desserts That Resemble Everyday Objects

Ben Churchill is unlike any chef we’ve ever seen. Not only are the desserts that he creates delicious, but he looks to create food that pushes the typical boundaries of human perception.

Ben Churchill is unlike any chef we’ve ever seen. Not only are the desserts that he creates delicious, but he looks to create food that pushes the typical boundaries of human perception.

As the old saying goes, art feeds the soul. That’s why Churchill likes to include art in the foods that he prepares. Each dessert he crafts are made to look like an array of real-life objects.

1. This may look like your typical ‘egg on toast’ breakfast. In reality, it is actually a piece of lemon sponge cake. The “egg” is made from mango yolk and whipped cream.

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A simple food Illusion that's in the upcoming book, the egg on toast dessert. Lemon sponge cake, whipped cream and a mango yolk. So easy, anyone can make it!

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Jun 4, 2019 at 10:55am PDT

2. The dish may appear to be made of rocks and bolts but Churchill has something else in mind entirely. Banana and chocolate was used to create this illusion.

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Chocolate and banana * * * #chefbenchurchill #foodillusions #cheflife #chefstagram #chefroll #chefsroll #chefs #chefstalk #gastronomy #chefstyle #instachef #culinary #artofplating #chefsofinstagram #theartofplating #chefslife #pastrychef #chefsofig #truecooks

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Jun 19, 2019 at 5:34am PDT

3. If you would like to create this dish on your own, Churchill is offering the molds. Check his Instagram bio for the link.

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Which is your favourite, 1,2,3 or 4? You can make them all with my range of moulds, available to back on Kickstarter now! Link in Bio * * * #kickstarter #uk #foodillusions #dontshootthechef #foodporn #cookniche #chefsofig #chefsofinstagram #artofplating #wow #mymuybuenochefs #foodinspiration #instagram #foodbloggers #beautiful #cook #chef #cheflife #truecooks #dessertmasters #pastry #porcelaincanvas #foodie #food #cooking

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Feb 8, 2019 at 4:32am PST

4. This compilation video offers access to some of his “grossest” desserts. The ashtray full of cigarette butts is a hilarious touch.

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Here's a little compilation of my gross out desserts. Which is your favourite? * * * #chefbenchurchill #foodillusions #cheflife #chefstagram #chefroll #chefsroll #chefs #chefstalk #gastronomy #chefstyle #instachef #culinary #artofplating #chefsofinstagram #theartofplating #chefslife #pastrychef #chefsofig #truecooks

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Jun 18, 2019 at 4:40am PDT

5. We have a lot of questions about this set of photos. Namely, where did he get the idea for the worm?

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Which is your favourite? Swipe left 1 to 10? * * * #dessert #michelin #cooking #pastrylife #trick #cheflife #chef #pastry #illusion  #truecooks #cake #cakes #baking #cookbook #cook #foodillusionsvol1 #chefsofig #chefsofinstagram #porcelaincanvas #soignefood  #desserts #fourmagazine #recipe #art #pastrychef #chefbenchurchill

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Feb 23, 2019 at 7:52am PST

6. What would appear to be a rotten apple is something else entirely. An apple mousse has been filled with custard and coated in chocolate.

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The rotten apple… Apple mousse coated in chocolate filled with custard

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Mar 8, 2019 at 12:49am PST

7. Star Wars aficionados are sure to appreciate this thoughtful treat. This Millennium Falcon is made of chocolate and has a salted caramel center.

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Chocolate millennium falcon, salted caramel centre, vanilla cream, chocolate crumb

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Mar 23, 2019 at 3:30pm PDT

8. If you’ve never had a carrot cake that is actually shaped like a carrot, Churchill is here to change your life for good. The soil is made of chocolate. The “plant pot” is loaded with whipped cream.

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Carrot cake shaped like a carrot, chocolate plantpot filled with whipped cream cheese icing, chocolate soil * * * #foodillusions #foodporn #chefsofig #chefsofinstagram #artofplating #food #foodinspiration #chefstagram #foodblogger #cook #chef #cheflife #truecooks #dessert #dessertmasters #pastry #porcelaincanvas #foodie #foodgasm #foodphoto #cooking

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Apr 25, 2019 at 6:14am PDT

9. The perfect summer treat has been ruined! Not to worry, though. The glass is made of sugar and the soil is made of chocolate.

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Summer ruined… tropical fruits ice Cream, chocolate soil, sugar glass * * * #cookniche #foodillusions #beautiful #pastry #foodstagram #pastrychef #foodporn #soignefood #mymuybuenochefs #goodfood #gourmetartistry #grateplates #gastroart #fourmagazine #artofplating #armyofchefs #theartofplating #thestaffcanteen #discoveringchefs #porcelaincanvas #photooftheday #icecream #food52 #foodartchefs #food #chefsplateform #summer

A post shared by Ben Churchill (@chefbenchurchill) on Jul 11, 2018 at 2:06am PDT

Those who would like to learn even more about the chef’s awesome creations are urged to check out his book, Food Illusions Vol. 1. He also offers lessons to anyone who would like to duplicate his recipes on his Instagram page. Please be sure to pass this story along to your loved ones.