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Watch Dominique Ansel Invent a New Dessert Based on a Manicure

Watch Cronut master Dominique Ansel create manicured cakes inspired by Japanese nail art.

It's not every day a chef admits to following nail artists on Instagram, deriving culinary inspiration from various nail-enchanting techniques. But, that's exactly the case for Cronut king Dominique Ansel, the pastry chef known for introducing croissant to doughnut. Above, famed nail artist Mei Kawajiri (Nails by Mei) gives both Ansel and Eater Editorial Producer Kat Odell a Japanese manicure. But how, exactly, does nail art manifest in Ansel's desserts? Watch above.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 219-2773 Visit Website

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