Slideshow: Behind the Scenes: Making Edible Blown Glass at Aureole, NYC

Blown sugar
Blown sugar
Blown glass that you can eat. Pretty darn awesome.
In action!
In action!
The sugar-balls—which are filled with pistachio cream—look like a Wonka-esque fairytale just landed on my plate.
Green sugar
Green sugar
This definitely looks like something left behind by aliens, but it's just sugar that's been dyed green. It's kept under a heat lamp so that it will be pliable.
Inflating the sugar
Inflating the sugar
A few pumps of air…it's alive!
The cool down
The cool down
A small portable fan cools and hardens the sphere
Extraction
Extraction
Now that we have our sugar-bubble, it needs to be gently removed from the pump. A small blow torch melts the base and it pops right off.
The final touches
The final touches
This small metal cylinder is heated...
The final touches
The final touches
…the green ball is carefully lowered on, and the bottom melts right off!
Ready for plating!
Ready for plating!
Plating
Plating
…and plated with the lucky dessert of choice.