France's most revered pastry chef is now the best in the world, and a quick scroll through his Instagram page will show you why he is deserving of the title.
Cédric Grolet’s creations give a whole new meaning to fruit cakes, with his incredible fruit features made entirely of cake.
The 32-year old-head pastry chef at Le Meurice hotel in Paris, France, was named the best pastry chef in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in Spain this week. Local chef, Luke Dale Roberts’ popular Woodstock-based restaurant, The Test Kitchen, was named the 50th Best Restaurant in the world at the same event.
Looks are very deceiving when it comes to Grolet’s realistic creations: an apple, lemon, or orange reveals a mouthwatering filling of ganache or spiced fruit.
It is said Grolet changed the face of dessert in France with his masterful creations, and this gained him the title of the best pastry chef in France, before he was named the best in the world.
His Instagram page, which has close to a million followers, is a filled with his beautiful and unique cakes that looks too good to eat — even singing superstar Katy Perry is a fan.
While his fruit creations are nothing short of extraordinary, Grolet’s signature dessert is the Rubik’s Cake, a perfect imitation of the popular rubik's cube with colourful cubes made with fruit and a ganache filling.
According to thenworldsbest50.com, Grolet’s love for pastry started when he was very young and grew up in his grandparents’ restaurant in the Loire Valley in Central France.
Grolet landed his first apprenticeship when he was 13 years old and furthered his education at the National Higher School of Pastry in France.