Le Patissier Pittoresque

Marie Antione Careme, 1784-1833 was the greatest chef of his time (as he liked to remind people), and was for two years in the employ of the Prince Regent in England. Although the art of sugar sculpture for table decoration was falling from fashion by the late 18th century, Careme persisted in publishing numerous designs for outlandish architectural conceits such as this 'Antique Temple on a Rock', modelled entirely from sugar and carefully coloured.

Taken from: Le Patissier Pittoresque
Author / Creator: M.A. Careme
Publisher: J.G. Dentu
Date: 1815
Copyright: © The British Library Board
Shelfmark: 1406f2