Some artists work with paint, others use clay, while some chip away at chunks of marble. Shinri Tezuka prefers the medium of candy, turning melted sugar into stunning crystal-like creations through the Japanese art of amezaiku.

As Great Big Story reveals, each creation is a race against time, as Shinri only has about five minutes to turn the softened candy into horses, goldfish, even panda bears, before it becomes rock hard again. They’re created to actually be eaten, but what kind of monster do you have to be to suck on one of these masterpieces?

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