French pastry chef makes chocolate homage to Eminem

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
  • Pastry chef Guillaume Carbonnot crafted a cake to show his love for the Detroit rapper

Some fans show their admiration for an artist with letters, songs or artwork. French pastry chef Guillaume Carbonnot, however, expressed his love for Detroit rapper Eminem with a 3-foot-tall elaborate chocolate cake.

“This work was an opportunity to bring together my two passions: hip-hop and pastry,” said Carbonnot via e-mail from Troyes, France. The 26-year-old makes cakes and other desserts for L’Espace Sucré Chocolat.

The cake, which 20 hours to assemble, is a chocolate speaker tower with a boom box and 3-D microphone on top.

On one side of the speaker is an “E” with titles of Eminem songs written in it. The other side of the speaker has a cluster of tiny Eminem heads made of chocolate. Carbonnot said he made the heads from a mold that he crafted using an Eminem figure that he’s had since he had for more than a decade.

“His music has always followed and always inspired me,” said Carbonnot, who has been a fan since he was 13 or 14. “I attended his concert at the Stade de France in Paris on Aug. 22, 2013. (It was) one of the most beautiful moment of my life.”

Carbonnot’s cake has gotten him some exposure in France. He was interviewed for his local television news and was featured on the website