This is not the work of a pastry chef but the painter Luigi Benedicenti who creates realistic pieces of art that depict beautiful Italian patisserie.
The style of work is called extreme realism and involves a painstaking process of creating art that's as true to real life a possible.
As you can see from the pictures below and above the works look more like photographs than paintings of the real thing.
Cupcakes, pasta, fruits and and gelato all come to life at the flick of a brush.
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