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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
So you think you’ve seen a few cool cakes in your day, huh? Well, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve checked out I Dream of Cake. Seriously mind-blowing sugary creations overflow from owner and baker Shinmin Li’s San Francisco-based cakery. An artist by trade – unsurprisingly – Li fashions jaw-dropping sugary concoctions inspired by art, life, and fashion. There’s the alligator Birkin Bag and the Classic Kelly Bag, not to mention a more than impressive Jade Buddha, a vase of cherry blossoms, or how about a recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night painted in buttercream?