A French pastry chef has taken the well-know and well-loved Hungarian puzzle, the Rubik’s Cube, and turned it into a culinary curiosity in the form of tiny cakes.
According to mymodernmet.com, French pastry chef Cédric Grolet has found a fascinating source of inspiration for his latest project: the Rubik’s Cube. The culinary twist on the famous Hungarian puzzle features 27 individual pastries in a variety of flavour pairings, such as apricot and rosemary or cherry and tarragon. Vibrant colours and eye-catching textures, such as shiny glazes and gold foil, took the place of the traditional colour scheme of the Rubik’s Cube.
The Rubik’s Cube cakes are available at Le Dalí, a restaurant located inside the Le Meurice hotel in Paris.
The Rubik’s Cube is one of the most famous Hungarian inventions. The inventor, Ernő Rubik, who was a professor of architecture at the time, initially intended the cube to be a demonstration tool in the classroom. The 1974 prototype was made of wood and the sides were marked with different colours so the movement of the small cubes could be followed.
Ernő Rubik soon realised that the cube would make a great toy as well. It took the inventor himself a month to solve his own puzzle. Today, Rubik’s Cube world champions can do the same blindfolded in less than 30 seconds. (cnn.com)
Source: mymodernmet.com, cnn.com