Having noticed how delicious bread has the power to make people feel happy and warm, Japanese artist and baker Yukiko Morita decided to harness this delicate charm and to let "the delicious light of bread gently illuminate" in the form of bread lamps.
Brilliantly crafted from just-baked artisan breads, each is one of a kind. To create the light within the bread's crust, the inside is hollowed out and kept for use in other recipes, so no crumb goes to waste. Also, if possible, unsold breads are used.
50,000-hour LED lights are carefully placed inside and the bread is coated with an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal resin to protect and seal the lamp for years to come. All products are made at Yukiko's workshop in Japan. As she says, "The more we understand bread, all the more we fall in love with bread."
This palm-sized Kaiser roll is just so totally cute. Kaiser is the German word for emperor. The star-shaped cut on the surface resembles a crown. Because only real rolls are used to make this lamp, lots of wonderful variations can be seen piece to piece.
Materials: Strong flour, weak flour, yeast, LED lights, battery, etc. Power supply: AA battery x 1 (not included - approx. 50 hours); LED lifetime: approx. 50,000 hours. The Kaiser Roll Real Bread Lamp is approximately 3" x 2". Sold individually.