Caro Jesse / Food Artist

Immersive experiences, sensory food & flora installations, visual stories, concept development, art direction, collaborations // STUDIO: Photography studio & location at The Bijou, Cape Town.

Live dessert installation Silo 3 MOCAA

Zeitz MOCAA (pic by The Inside Guide)

3 live dessert installations.
The launch of Silo 3, Silos District, under the construction of the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), 2015.
Working around the idea of the Silos, I based all designs on collections of spheres, circular design and the silos themselves.

Sherbet Rush
All spherical design to mirror the silos, all naturally infused sherbets and meringues. Inspired by colour and the preparation of paint from it’s most natural form.
(220cm x 120cm plinth)

I created an edible logo with handmade chocolates, I ‘painted’ onto the design and spun sugar live to finish the piece.
(220cm x 120cm plinth)

Spinning sugar live to add luxuriousness to the logo.

‘Painting’ with chocolate.

Against the Grain
In celebration of sculpture, architecture and the physical action of building. I am amazed at how the tools we use for cooking, art and building are so similar.
(220cm x 120cm plinth)

Bricks and Mortar – I use edible bricks and mortar to ‘build’ a silo.

‘Plastered’ with meringue and fired with a blow torch. Then cut with a panga and eaten for dessert.

Waffle ‘bricks’, caramel ‘cement’ and popcorn for ‘stone’.


Photographs by Hein van Tonder.