Chocolate cigarette butts, merengue ashes, and rotten apples filled with custard - are just some examples of the mind-bending, realistic dessert creations from food illusionist Ben Churchill designed to deceive the senses but delight the stomach. Churchill specializes in creating stunning desserts that look like other everyday foods and objects.

The talented chef has over 10 years of experience in the culinary world but only began to make pastries over the last three years. “I decided to learn the basics,” he explained, “but decided to move into mimetic food, just to see what could be done. This gave me the bug to start teaching myself more and more.” He has quickly become a sensation for his ingenious designs, inspired by the world around him. “Everything inspires me, it could be modern events, the media, online culture. But recently it’s been wanting to see how far I can push human perception and good taste.”Churchill told Bored Panda.

With all the success of his desserts, Ben released his first book, entitled “Food Illusions Vol. 1” in late 2017, available on Amazon.

More info: Instagram | chefbenchurchill.com

#1

Vanilla Cake, Cream, Mango

Vanilla Cake, Cream, Mango

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Bredan TheGreat 3 weeks ago

Looks good to me

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#2

Maple Filled Chocolate Brownie Tree

Maple Filled Chocolate Brownie Tree

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Kjorn 3 weeks ago

too beautifull to eat

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#3

The Rotten Apple... Apple Mousse Coated In Chocolate Filled With Custard

The Rotten Apple... Apple Mousse Coated In Chocolate Filled With Custard

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Krazy Kanuck 3 weeks ago

Now this is talent. It looks like a real apple, that has gone bad

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#4

Chocolate Cherry Ganache,mirror Glazed And Served With Chocolate Sponge, Cream And A Cherry Gel

Chocolate Cherry Ganache,mirror Glazed And Served With Chocolate Sponge, Cream And A Cherry Gel

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TheExtremeSmell 3 weeks ago

If you eat it do you get powers or a curse?

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#5

Tropical Fruits Ice Cream, Chocolate Soil, Sugar Glass

Tropical Fruits Ice Cream, Chocolate Soil, Sugar Glass

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N G 3 weeks ago

Ok, it fell in the dirt... but i picked it up within 5 seconds, so i can still eat it.

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#6

Rose And Orange Entremet

Rose And Orange Entremet

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Foxxy 3 weeks ago

This one looks fancy pants.

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#7

Carrot Cake Shaped Like A Carrot, Chocolate Plantpot Filled With Whipped Cream Cheese Icing, Chocolate Soil

Carrot Cake Shaped Like A Carrot, Chocolate Plantpot Filled With Whipped Cream Cheese Icing, Chocolate Soil

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TheExtremeSmell 3 weeks ago

This is gunna make kids think it’s ok to eat carrots

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#8

The Banana And Ginger Golden Snitch

The Banana And Ginger Golden Snitch

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Alice Laughs 3 weeks ago

Ooooooh shiiiiny

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#9

The Chocolate Throne. Filled With Bleeding Strawberry Coulis And Coated In Lustre

The Chocolate Throne. Filled With Bleeding Strawberry Coulis And Coated In Lustre

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Kjorn 3 weeks ago

hungry is coming

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#10

Marzipan Beans

Marzipan Beans

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A B C 3 weeks ago

Oof, that one's mean :D

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#11

Cereal Milk Iced Parfait, Oat And Raisin Cookie, Lemon Balm, Popping Candy, Lemonade Gel

Cereal Milk Iced Parfait, Oat And Raisin Cookie, Lemon Balm, Popping Candy, Lemonade Gel

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Dani 3 weeks ago

The Fallout guy is well drawn!!

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#12

Pear Crumble. Pear Mousse, Filled With A Custard, Mirror Glazed And Flecked, Brown Butter Granola

Pear Crumble. Pear Mousse, Filled With A Custard, Mirror Glazed And Flecked, Brown Butter Granola

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 3 weeks ago

Work of art.

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#13

Moist Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Jelly, Chocolate Ganache, Mint

Moist Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Jelly, Chocolate Ganache, Mint

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N G 3 weeks ago

Waiter, there's a worm in my cake!!

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#14

Scotch Bonnet Infused Brownie, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Plantpot

Scotch Bonnet Infused Brownie, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Plantpot

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Harry Larter 3 weeks ago

Omg I like how even the plant pot is edible 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

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#15

Pear Parfait, Charred Overnight Oats, Almonds, Honey

Pear Parfait, Charred Overnight Oats, Almonds, Honey

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Mariska Novika 3 weeks ago

I want this one

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#16

Caramel Filled Millennium Falcon, Chocolate Crumb, Cream

Caramel Filled Millennium Falcon, Chocolate Crumb, Cream

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The Frog 3 weeks ago

Anyone else got the urge to crunch right into that?

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#17

Jumbo Chocolate Log

Jumbo Chocolate Log

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lilly nyangweso 3 weeks ago

Yes please!

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#18

Apple Bavarois, Stewed Apple Filling, Chocolate Maggots

Apple Bavarois, Stewed Apple Filling, Chocolate Maggots

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Adele Maestranzi 3 weeks ago

Not often do you see the term "chocolate maggots". Could be a good name for a band.

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#19

Pumpkin And Cinnamon Flat Mousse, Filled With Pumpkin Gel

Pumpkin And Cinnamon Flat Mousse, Filled With Pumpkin Gel

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 3 weeks ago

I’d like to carve this one up.

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#20

Cold Apple Crumble

Cold Apple Crumble

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Harry Larter 3 weeks ago

You mean ‘fake apple granola?’

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#21

Chocolate Spray Can Dessert, Chocolate Stencil

Chocolate Spray Can Dessert, Chocolate Stencil

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The Frog 3 weeks ago

That looks so cool

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#22

Blood Orange Bavarois, Fanta Syrup, Lemon Balm, Chocolate

Blood Orange Bavarois, Fanta Syrup, Lemon Balm, Chocolate

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 3 weeks ago

Looks delicious, but a bit hard to eat.

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#23

Mouldable Chocolate And Black Meringue Powder

Mouldable Chocolate And Black Meringue Powder

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HOUSE 3 weeks ago

I quit smoking recently

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#24

The Salted Bae Caramel Brownie, With Custom Stencil

The Salted Bae Caramel Brownie, With Custom Stencil

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 3 weeks ago

This would definitely satisfy my chocolate fix.

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#25

Haribo And Chocolate Birthday Cake

Haribo And Chocolate Birthday Cake

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Bredan TheGreat 3 weeks ago (edited)

So many amazing gummies

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#26

The Chocolate Wreath

The Chocolate Wreath

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Cesi Baca 3 weeks ago

With all his other amazing creations, this one stands out as being super basic.

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