In London, there’s an entire billboard made out of cake

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Well this billboard takes the cake! Located at Westfield London at Shepherd’s Bush, this billboard took over seven hours to complete and, you guessed it, is made entirely out of cake-13,360 individual cakes, to be exact.

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Spray Cake Is The Dessert Of The Future … And The Future Is Now!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 July 2014

First there was aerosol cream. Then aerosol cheese. And now there’s spray cake. This new dessert ‘invention’ is brought to you by Harvard students John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski who learned about the chemistry of what makes cakes rise, and used that knowledge to create an aerosol can that releases bubble into the mix as it […]

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Best mum in the world bakes up scarily realistic yellow reticulated python of a sponge cake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 5 May 2014

Wow, a cool baker mum in England actually overcame her phobia of snakes to bake a smashingly realistic cake replica of a yellow reticulated python — Amelanistic Burmese, to be exact — for her six-year-old daughter’s birthday some time back.

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One giant leap for humanity: the pizza cake

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Move over, Cronut, we’ve found our new food abomination: the pizza cake. Boston Pizza is currently holding, ‘Pizza Game Changers’, a competition to find out the most innovative and game changing pizza idea there is by way of fan voting. So far, the cake pizza – a six-layer dish stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, ham, and sausage – has been the fan favourite, garnering more than 3, 100 votes.

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Incredible spherical Jupiter cake

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Cakecrumbs is a Australian Zoology graduate’s food blog where blogger Rhiannon posts some of her creative culinary endeavors. Her Jupiter cake has become quite the internet sensation, and we can definitely see why. Her hand-painted spherical cake looks incredibly realistic, and it even has Jupiter’s characteristic Great Red Spot and distinct inner layers. Who knew […]

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Full sized Dexter cake by food artist Annabel de Vetten

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By Miss Cakehead in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 25 July 2013

To celebrate the final series of Dexter starting on FOX, the entertainment channel has given media a slice of his life – literally! A full sized Dexter cake – created by food artist Annabel de Vetten – was sliced up, wrapped in cling-film and sent to the media along with a funeral order of service for the last ever series of the critically acclaimed show.

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Till death do us part? This calls for a zombie wedding cake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 11 June 2013

When a certain couple, Charles and Monica, decided to get hitched, they did it with a zombie-themed wedding cake that had random zombies climbing up a three-tiered wedding cake while the cake toppers — presumably the wedding couple — wielded a shotgun and a katana. Well, you know, if you’re going to be partners for […]

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Modern art made edible by Caitlin Freeman

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Thanks to the always excellent Brain Pickings by Maria Popova, we’ve just discovered the edible modern art-inspired desserts of Caitlin Freeman. The Mondrian cake is incredibly fetching.

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Guy resigns from job with a message written in cake frosting

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 23 April 2013

A guy working as an immigration officer for Stansted Airport Border Force recently quit by handing in a cake that had a resignation note scribbled with what looked like chocolate frosting. The 10” x 12” passion cake (which is a spiced carrot cake with pecans, sultanas and coconut in it) is a fittingly elaborate farewell […]

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World’s first cake hotel now open in Soho

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 29 March 2013

Tate & Lyle Sugars has opened the world’s first hotel using entirely cake as its building material. Fittingly called Tasting House and curated by Miss Cakehead, 14 cake artists took over 2,000 hours to bake and 900 hours to decorate the three-storey edible hotel. In the eight tasting rooms you’ll find “vanilla sponge cushions, windows […]

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Urinal cakes you’ll want to eat and pee on at the same time

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 12 January 2013

The Carmichael Collective first gave us a round of chortles with the censorship towel. Now they’ve followed up with urinal cakes that look like miniature cakes. Guess you’ll need to put out the birthday candle fire with your pee now if you’re celebrating your personal new year in the loo.

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Realistic raw turkey cake

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Food and Packaging on Friday 4 January 2013

Eat Your Heat Out, Miss Cakehead’s curated grotesque food site, features this realistic raw turkey cake made by Sarah Hardy. Really though, who wouldn’t want to feast on one of these at Thanksgiving dinner?

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Body parts cake brings science to the masses

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 31 October 2012

The Queen Mary University of London recently held an event at St Bart’s Pathology Museum with a cake shop serving up sweet treats that aren’t just mere edible anatomical replicas of body parts, but diseased ones, such as lungs ravaged by the ill effects of smoking, fungal-invaded toes and polycystic kidneys. Yes, they look gross. Of course, for those with a weak stomach, perfectly healthy body parts were on display too. Such as one of, er, an anus.

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Cakeland Sculptures by Scott Hove

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Art on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Self-taught Oakland based artist, Scott Hove, mixes his life-long interest in artificial food with his obsessions with the beautiful and brutal to create fantasy-like sculptural installations he calls, Cakeland. As he puts it: ‘All beautiful things are equipped with a defense mechanism’. Hove uses ‘fake cake’ as a medium.

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Red Velvet Crêpes

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By Donna in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 7 April 2011

Taking a page from French cooking, the classic red velvet cake is redone so you can eat it for brunch without feeling guilty. If this doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will.

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