Check out Guichon's first chocolate sculptures of 2023

Amaury Guichon

The media Swiss-French chocolatier chef, who in 2022 starred in one of the most viewed TikTok videos in the world, started this year with the preparation of seven original chocolate works. 

The Swiss-French chocolatier chef Amaury Guichon, who starred in one of the most viewed videos on TikTok in 2022, that of making a giraffe chocolate giant, has wowed his social media followers with his latest chocolate sculptures crafted so far in 2023.

And it is that his first work recorded during its preparation, that of his chocolate rabbit created to celebrate the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, received almost one million 260 thousand likes on his Instagram account.

This rabbit, made with pure dark chocolate and covered in gray edible paint, carries a baby rabbit in whose little hands it holds a lucky Chinese coin. This 2023 is the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese calendar.

After this success, a few days later he ventured to publish a video with making a larger and more ambitious chocolate sculpture, that of a Velociraptor dinosaur.

"This 100% chocolate sculpture is the largest so far, weighing 550 pounds and measuring 8 feet tall," says the chocolatier chef on his Instagram account.

More than one million 200 thousand followers of this social network liked this video that shows step by step the elaboration of the chocolate velociraptor.

the chocolate fox

To continue surprising, days later, Guichon exhibits in another audiovisual the preparation of a chocolate fox on logs and accompanied by a puppy, work that delighted more than 300 of his followers on Instagram.

“Tree stump and puppy turned out great!” the chocolatier chef wrote alongside the video post.

And to continue with the creation of his plausible works, the chocolate sculptor publishes an audiovisual that follows step by step the elaboration of a dessert dispensing machine with claws made with pure chocolate.

And so March closes with more sculptures published in videos: that of an antifreeze fire hydrant made of chocolate and filled with milk and cookies; that of an electric chocolate car and that of the dragon Rakor, from the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among thieves, based on the famous role-playing game that will be released soon.

Amaury Guichon

Amaury Guichon is a French-Swiss pastry chef known for his cake designs and chocolate sculptures.

In 2005, at the age of 14, he began his culinary training at the École Hôtelière Savoie Leman in Thonon-les-Bains and taking part in local competitions. She perfected her pastry through a job at the Wolfisberg bakery in Geneva.

He took classes at the Maison Lenôtre in Paris and in 2010 the board of the MOF association awarded him the title of Best Apprentice in France.

After completing his training, Guichon was hired to run the Lenôtre boutique and school in Cannes. He later returned to Paris to work as an executive pastry chef at the Hugo & Victor patisserie and chocolate shop; he reached executive chef level at the age of 21. 

In 2013, she participated in the France 2 cooking reality series Who will be the next great pastry chef? , being in third place; and in 2014 he moved to the United States to work with Jean-Philippe Maury at the Las Vegas branch of his Patisserie.

He worked as a private consultant and conducted master classes, which led him to co-found the Pastry Academy with Belgian chef Michel Ernots in Las Vegas in 2019.

In 2016 he began to publish his desserts and chocolate creations on social networks. She has earned more than 17 million followers on TikTok and 10 million on Instagram.

Guichon hosted the eight-episode reality series School of Chocolate from 2021-2022 on Netflix, a competition in which contestants build chocolate sculptures with Guichon guiding them and judging the end result.

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