Talk about a sweet tooth nerd's dream.
If you're a science enthusiast and a candy lover at the same time, there's no way you won't like this masterpiece: a massive 50-pound edible geode! While such rock candies, unlike real stones, can't be readily found in nature to our disappointment, a young pastry chef have grown it inside an egg instead!
, a 20-year-old student at the Culinary Institute of America, have spent six full months "hatching" these sugar crystals inside a textured chocolate egg. Together with Abby Lee Wilcox, they were able to create a collection of these rock candy geodes with different sizes that looks just like it's about to cause you a full-week toothache (but it's all worth it!).
The ingredients were simple but the process is really long and thorough. They had to temper the chocolate and cool it down in egg-shaped molds wherein the concentrated sugar syrup were put inside to grow into those beautiful and sparkling crystals. They then had to meticulously turn and flip these seemingly spherical rocks from time to time to control the growth of such crystals inside.
The result? Majestic! Their vibrant and delicious contrast of the shining colors of deep purple and blazing orange just truly adds up to the illusion of these rocks. "The purple egg resembles a shining gash from the underbelly of the planet. The glinting orange calls to mind the molten core of the Earth's center. Each candy design boasts a rough, Dinosaur-egg like outside that measures several inches in thick chocolate," as Diana Shi from the Creators puts it
But you don't really have to take my word for it, see the dazzling results for yourself!