Divine: 30 Japanese Desserts That Are Way Too Beautiful to Eat

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Some time in the late 90s, Japanese food and culture swept through the West, bringing us the sushi craze that remains to this day. If you’ve ever been to Japan, you know that sushi isn’t the only perfectly aesthetic little creation to come out of that meticulous nation. Their desserts are a mix between artwork and toys and we’re pretty sure that even if they were mainstream in our neck of the woods, we’d have trouble sticking a fork into them and causing damage.

The website BoredPanda collected photos of some of the most impressive Japanese desserts they could find. Some of them are so beautiful that we’re pretty sure it took someone about 80 times as long to make them as it would take us to eat them. Almost all of them include gelatin, cats, flowers or some combination of the three. Oh, and tons of creativity.

Take a look:

Fondant cats trying to catch goldfish swimming in a gelatin aquarium.
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Bubble cakes
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Ochiwa lollipops 
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Lollipops that look like animals
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A cat cake
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Cat doughnuts
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A marshmallow cat floating in coffee
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Stunning flower gelatin cakes
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Flowery ice cream
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Cat macaroons
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Bunny bread
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Cats resting under a traditional Japanese table
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Teddybears and fruit
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Glass gel cubes made out of gelatin
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Fortune cookies with a cat inside
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Hedgehog doughnuts
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Flowery sweets with a dog paw print.
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Cat tart
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Teddy bear cookies hugging almonds.
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Gelatin goldfish
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Cat Parfait 
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Other animals holding almonds
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Strawberries covered in macha tea
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Deep-fried maple leaves
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Gelatin night sky
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A cat wearing a monkey suit. Oh, and it’s a macaroon. 
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A sweet bear hibernating in a cup of coffee. 
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A sakura tree inside a gelatin cone.
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A sweet little dog.
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