Chef's 'Harry Potter' And 'Game Of Thrones' Food Illusions Are A Cake-Lover's Dream

A chef from Hertfordshire, UK has become an expert at creating dessert illusions, and we want to gobble up the Golden Snitch pronto

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Brownies, butterfly cupcakes and, at a push, a C+ graded rainbow cake.

This is how far our dessert-making skills reach...on a good day.

However, 30-year-old chef Ben Churchill is showing dessert-lovers how two years of practice can result in the most beautiful film and television-inspired masterpieces.

Taking to Instagram to show off his delectable designs, the Hertforshire-based professional chef posts eye-catching images of his desserts, inspired by the likes of Harry Potter's Golden Snitch, apples sculpted from white chocolate, panaceas in the shape of pears, and heart-shaped shaped cookies.

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The banana and ginger #GOLDENSNITCH dessert happy 20th birthday #harrypotter

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Apple Bavarois, White Chocolate, White Chocolate Custard #monoart

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Most recently, the self-proclaimed 'plating artist' created a Game of Thrones Iron Throne dessert – which bleeds strawberry coulis, if you must know – using carefully-carved chocolate sponge, melted chocolate and edible silver glitter.

THE CHOCOLATE THRONE...

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Here's a video of Ben making the dessert, with some questionable fire effects:

THE CHOCOLATE THRONE

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He's also created a Dragonstone Throne (which, for the GOT uninitiated, stands upon the eponymous island located in Blackwater Bay), using chocolate cookie dough, white chocolate, cocoa and icing sugar, and berry coulis.

#gameofthrones hype! The Dragonstone Throne

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Explaining the inspiration behind his dessert illusions, Ben told Metro: 'It can happen any where, I'll just get an idea in my head, or be playing a video game and think "that would be cool to make into a dessert".

'The term food illusion just came about as I was creating dishes that fooled the eater and viewer. Made to look like something it isn't,' he added.

Seriously, just one look at these snaps and we're already reaching for that 'secret' Twirl bar we've hidden in the bottom drawer of our desk.

Fanta orange mousse, chocolate mousse, chocolate plantpot

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Rose and Orange Entremet

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Carrot cake, edible stones, edible plant pot

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Right that's it, someone go fetch the Dairy Milk.

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