Guichon also shared the video on Instagram, says it took him five days to create the five-foot, 65-pound chocolate sculpture. Apparently Instagram users are less discerning when it comes to deer, as they have chosen to simply spray through chocolate virtuosos.
“I love working with chocolate because it’s such a unique material,” Amaury Guichon tells Inside (via YouTube). “You can mold it, you can sculpt it like clay…it’s almost sensual.”
This method of practice has always appealed to Guichon. In an interview with Butterkicap, he recalled how he wanted to make bread when he was 10 years old. Then he took a cooking class. “That was the turning point when I discovered how much I loved working with my hands and was excited about creating something,” he says. In the end, he chose to be a chocolatier instead of a pastry chef because it spoke to his artistic side. “You have to make sure that the sculptures look elegant and [can] keep the weight,” he said of working with chocolate.
Although some think his reindeer designs leave something to be desired, the elegance of his work is undeniable.
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