It seems that nowadays anything can be transformed into art, including cakes! Modern bakers definitely know a thing or two about decorating and creating complicated designs. In fact, some of the cakes they create are so elaborate that they don’t look like cakes at all! Others are so stunningly beautiful that it’s hard to imagine someone would cut and eat such a masterpiece. From abstract designs to geometrical cakes, here are 7 bakers whose cakes belong in an art exhibition.
What happens when an architect decides to try baking cakes? This is what! Dinara Kasko, a baker based in Ukraine, has a background in architecture and a passion for mathematics. Most people are used to cakes being all creamy and fluffy, but this is not how Dinara Kasko likes to create her art pieces. She uses a structural approach she picked up while studying architecture to turn her cakes into geometric figures, graphs, diagram-like forms, and cakes that look like real avant-garde works of art. This is probably what cakes would look like in the future!
Cedric Grolet is a talented French pastry chef who finds inspiration all around him. He’s mostly known for his gentle flowery designs inspired by nature, but he has been creating something entirely new lately – the Cubic cakes! Using Rubik’s cube as an inspiration is absolutely brilliant and may seem crazy to some people, yet looking at Cedric Grolet’s cakes we can only say ‘wow’. They are fresh, eye-catching, and seem to be the tastiest desserts in the world.
This Moscow-based bakery offers a wide array of cakes that cater to all kinds of customers. Weddings, anniversaries, corporate parties, and kids’ birthdays – they can make a cake for any occasion and it will look like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Tortik Annushka is run by a family – the Yavorskaya sisters are doing most of the creative work that ranges from artistic structures that resemble abstract art to sculpted architectural cake designs. All the cakes are different and absolutely mind-blowing!
Kalabasa bakery in Moscow is using one of the basic painting techniques to create their masterpieces. These brushstroke cakes seem like they were painted by a giant paintbrush, but that, of course, is just a beautiful illusion created by the bakery. Cake artists make the ‘brushstrokes’ from chocolate and then arrange them on the cakes in a way that mimics an oil painting. This approach is fresh and absolutely stunning.
We’ve seen cakes looking like math objects, cubes, paintings, and brushstrokes, but so far we haven’t seen cakes that look like they’re made of marble. Kia Utzon-Frank, the founder and the creative force of the company, is always striving to explore new fields and genres, and to mix as many materials as possible. This is not some kind of deception – these are actual cakes! The impression of marble stone is truly impeccable.
Jasmine Rae, a San-Francisco- based baker, is known for her whimsical ethereal designs that make her cakes look airy and flowy. They are unexpectedly textured and create the illusion of different materials – fabric, paper, metal, and even stone. She has a unique vision that inspires her to go out of the boundaries of her own mind, to think out of the box and imagine the unimaginable. Then comes the execution process!
Don’t Tell Charles
If there’s one thing we definitely know about wedding cakes – they should be memorable! Well, also tasty, but a unique design will make the whole occasion much more festive. Don’t Tell Charles is a bakery that specializes in wedding cakes and, oh boy, they like to experiment a lot. Their cakes look like pure art – something you would see at an art exhibition in a fancy museum, but not on your dining table. Their style varies from abstract art objects to gentle flowery pieces and avant-garde designs.