Candy Cuisine, A Whimsical Series of Individual Meals Elaborately Recreated With Candy

Food artist Jess Gabe has created Candy Cuisine, a fanciful series of different meals, such as hot dogs and chicken pot pie, elaborately mimicked using various sweets.

The concept of Candy.Cuisine was born after stumbling upon several playful food photography blogs and photographers. I was immediately intrigued by their use of food as art, and knew I needed to create something of my own. It was then that I thought, “Wouldn’t it be really neat if I could manage to manipulate candy and make it look like real food?”…And that’s exactly what I did! Using candy as a medium does get a bit ‘sticky,’ as there is a limit to what I can use. It forces me to constantly think outside of the…wrapper. Although tricky at times, candy allows me to create whimsical and unique art, which I hope others enjoy as much as I do.


Chicken Not Pie
CHICKEN NOT PIE – caramels, icing, malt balls, Dots and candy corn

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.