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These lattes look too good to drink!
These frothy creations have taken latte art to the next level! Daphne Tan, 17, from Singapore, shot to fame by using latte to create these incredible 3D sculptures, winning her more than 20,000 Instagram followers.
The self-taught latte artist posts pictures of cuddly, fluffy animals as well as pizza slices, artistic scenes and superheroes made of milky coffee foams.
‘I would say the secret is patience, in handling the foam and making sure that you have steady hands when you draw the details,’ says Daphne. ‘What sparked my interest
was a school programme where I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on the appreciation of gourmet coffee.
I was experimenting with a French press and found a method to create stable foam to make 3D art on top of my cups.’
Daphne makes the thick foam using a Nespresso milk frother on a mix of carob powder, soy milk and water, and then uses a thin bamboo skewer and two spoons to shape her brew for each creation. She spends between 10 and 20 minutes on each one and uses natural food colouring and melted chocolate to make the drinks which look too good to drink.
Her work went viral with her
gaining a staggering 12,000 followers on Instagram in a week after she posted a picture of a bobbing latte dog.
‘It was surprising to see how much attention
that a little hobby garnered,’ she said. ‘It is really
amazing to see how the power of the media has been able to propagate my passion.
I’ve received so many comments and messages asking me to
open a café, but it’s something that I will contemplate at a later date!’