The Maker of the Cronut Creates a Marshmallow Flower That Blooms Before Your Very Eyes

Dominique Ansel has a host of new desserts at his recently opened Tokyo location, including this marshmallow flower
We hope this marshmallow flower makes its way over to America.

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We hope this marshmallow flower makes its way over to America.

Dominique Ansel has done it again: By channeling his inner Willy Wonka and his French pastry chef training, the maker of the cronut has created another beautiful dessert — but this one is for Japan.

At the fairly new Dominique Ansel Bakery in Japan, Valhrona dark hot chocolates are topped with marshmallow flowers that “bloom” when placed on top of a hot drink.

At first, the vanilla-flavored marshmallow starts out as a closed bud, but then when it hits the hot liquid cocoa, it opens up to reveal a white flower with a chocolate truffle surprise in the center.

Sadly this aesthetically beautiful, yet simple delight is only served at the Tokyo outpost of Ansel’s bakery, for now that is. You can also get a pink sakura marshmallow placed in a mug of hot matcha tea, just in time for cherry blossom season in Japan.

You can check out these sugary flowers in action below:

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