If you visit China, you might be lucky enough to see a street vendor sugar painting. It’s a folk art that’s been around since the Ming dynasty.
Melted brown or white sugar is normally spread with a spoon onto a flat surface like marble or metal. Once completed, the painter uses a blade to separate it from the slab.
This video makes the work look effortless but it obviously requires a lot of practice.
Sugar painting is very different from regular painting because the sugar cools down quickly so artists have to work fast as well as accurately.
You can get different shapes like a fish, bird, or flower basket. The result is so pretty and ornate that it looks too good to bite!