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