Cakes that look nothing like cakes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 September 2013

Do not get fooled by English baker Louise Caola. Her master plan is to present you with savory and drool-worthy dishes like burrito, roast beef, or even steak. Then right as you pounce, you find out you’ve been tricked. It’s not actually burrito, or roast beef, or steak, but it is cake. But because it’s […]

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Amazingly accurate layered planet cakes

Karla Courtney Reader Find

By Karla Courtney in New Food and Packaging on Friday 13 September 2013

Just in case you haven’t already seen these (they were shared by social media’s astronaut sweetheart Col. Chris Hadfield), these layered planet cakes are absolutely out of this world. Ha ha.

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Tasteless inscriptions on tasty cakes

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Trends on Friday 26 July 2013

This short post is not to expand your internet mind but rather to teach you a valuable life lesson. When you give someone a cake, for whatever reason, remember some things are better left unsaid, like “Sorry I put it in your butt” or “Eat a bag of dicks.” Here are some examples of what […]

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In a parallel universe, Earth is a structural layered cake

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Remember geography class, where you learnt about Earth’s interior and how it comprises four distinct concentric layers? When Melbourne-based baking enthusiast Rhiannon’s sister — who needed to teach this to a bunch of primary school kids in class — approached her with a brilliant idea to bake an actual cake of Earth that can be […]

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Zombie Cake Pops and more from Kiss and Bake Up

Helena Maratheftis Reader Find

By Helena Maratheftis in New Food and Packaging on Friday 1 March 2013

‘Got style, will bake’ is the slogan of Kiss And Bake Up, a bakery based in Devon, UK. Kiss And Bake Up specialise in jaw-droppingly intricate cake sculptures, often with a quirky, geeky edge (think Doctor Who and Harry Potter). The bakery is run by Sarah, a gorgeous blue-haired baker who has as much attitude […]

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Lily Vanilli’s Bakewell Tart: creative baked goods

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 19 February 2013

Remember that anatomically-correct heart shaped cake? Well, Lily Vanilli strikes again! In this playful short, the queen of creative baking displays her visual artistry with an animated bakewell tart recipe. Word on the street is, she’s got a new book too.

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Burch and Purchese, Melbourne

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 15 July 2011

Enter into Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio near Melbourne and you’re entering into ‘a place where you can always expect the unexpected’. Or so say owners Ian Burch and Darren Purchese. And from the looks of things, they’re not lying. Here, science is fused with sweetness to create a multi-sensory experience where tastes and textures are explored and contemporary technologies meet baking traditions.

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The Cake Monkey bakery in Los Angeles

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Thursday 22 July 2010

Admit it. Occasionally images of Yo-hos, Pop Tarts, and Snowballs creep into your mind, sparking an irresistible craving for those over-processed sugary childhood sweets. Well, breathe a sigh of relief: all your nostalgic food fantasies can now come true, thanks to the clever folks at Cake Monkey.

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Laurel Avenue Bakery

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 6 March 2010

‘We’re all a little mad here’, say the owners of Hollywood’s Laurel Avenue Bakery (aka Bakelab), an outfit that makes handcrafted goodies inspired by that fantastical childhood classic, Alice in Wonderland. The bake shop’s Tea Party Curio Box is packed with a delectable array of trippy treats: ‘curiously sweet’ blue meringue mushrooms, Cheshire Cat Macarons, ‘Taste Me’ cookies, and even a couple of unbirthday cupcakes — candles included.

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Apocalypse Cakes

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Friday 5 March 2010

Apocalypse Cakes is a hilarious blog featuring doomsday-inspired cake recipes such as Raining Blood Red Velvet Cake and Global Jihad Date Cake.

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Cake Wrecks

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Websites on Saturday 17 October 2009

Cake Wrecks is a seriously addictive, mostly hysterical blog that is perfect for those hours of procrastination. From sad to silly to creepy, the site is all about cakes gone wrong and ‘finding the funny in unexpected, sugar filled-places’. Cakes branded with shockingly bad spelling, missing words, absent punctuations, and horrific decorations, cram the blog to create a photo library full of cringing — though hilarious — blunders.

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