Here's Braun's sugar magic at work. She starts by mixing sugar with gum tragacanth into a gum-paste-like substance called pastillage, which is pliable to work with but sets firm like clay. She molds, twirls, and pipes her sugar paste into place, lets it set, then paints it with watercolors. The result? Something that's structural but also edible, blurring the line between food and art to nilch. Watch the video above to see how she does it, then take a look at some our other favorite geniuses turning sugar into artwork—and vice versa.