Video game inspired cakes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 12 December 2013

Birthdays and weddings are special events that deserve cakes that embody the personality of the celebrants. So while there are Disney Princess cakes, Dora the Explorer cakes, and *shudder* Miley Cyrus cakes, there are some that are on the geeky side. You know the celebrant is a true gamer when they top their dessert with Mario and Princess Peach or Pyramid Head from Silent Hill (The game, not the movie. Yuck.)

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Pirate ship wedding cake by Alice Rose

Lauren Shields Reader Find

By Lauren Shields in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 22 August 2012

Situated in Glossop, on the edge of the UK’s Peak District, is a little gem of a cake shop filled with freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. Plus, some fabulous gifts, locally made marmalades and aprons, and a vast range of sprinkles and cake stands. Recently the talented Alice Rose created this AMAZING pirate […]

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Remarkable cake sculptures by Debbie Goard

Jena Ardell Reader Find

By Jena Ardell in New Art on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Debbie Goard isn’t a baker, she’s a cake sculptor. If you’ve ever wanted to nom an edible spray can or chihuahua, this San Fran 3D cake artist can make it happen.

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Ghostbusters cake

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 18 February 2012

Kids these days have on idea who the Ghostbusters were, so you can pretty much be sure that this cake is made for someone in their 30s. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just not something the ‘Greatest Generation’ would have done, just saying.

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Life-sized Stormtrooper cake

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 19 January 2012

The people over at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes made this sweet, life-sized cake shaped like an imperial stormtrooper for the Arisia sci-fi convention in Boston.

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Margie Livingston

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 3 August 2011

I grew up decorating cakes in my mom’s Baskin Robbins, so something about Margie Livingston’s creative process as she makes sculptures out of paint reminds me of squeezing multicolored decorating chocolate out of plastic bottles. Of course, her work is much more impressive than my little flowers and penguins.

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Maggie Austin Cake in Washington, DC

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Monday 6 December 2010

If you thought it was impossible for something to be too pretty too eat, you may reconsider after taking a gander at the luxury line of cakes and cookies at Maggie Austin Cake in Washington, DC. Maggie LaBaugh, the veritable mastermind behind the whole operation, was a former classical ballet dancer who now runs a custom cake design shop that will literally make your jaw drop. Maggie draws on her earlier training to create exquisite confections using clean lines, classic simplicity, and sheer elegance. She employs a strong artistic structure taking inspiration from famous sculptures, painting movements and even the realm of haute couture.

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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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