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Olga Noskova: Glazed Mirror Cakes

Posted in cake, food with tags , on May 14, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Olga Noskova’s impossibly shiny “mirror” cakes are…to use a phrase I’m not entirely crazy about…blowing up to the Internet right now. With good reason.

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The glaze consists of gelatin powder, various forms of sugar and condensed milk. Who knew what an incredible effect that could create in the right proportions?
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Even the multilayered inside of these cakes has a beautiful presentation.

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Olga Noskova

Christine McConnell: Deceptive Desserts

Posted in Books, cake, food with tags , , on April 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Deceptive Desserts is a new book by the amazing Christine McConnell.

Look at this nice, healthy bowl of fruit:
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PSYCH! It’s cake! Sweet, delicious cake. It still counts as healthy because it looks just like fruit though, right?
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Check out McConnell’s amazing images (including sneak peeks into the book) here.

Deceptive Desserts

Easter Image Roundup

Posted in absurd, cake, candy coated nightmares, craft, easter, food with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Just some favorite Easter images from around the Web…

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Happy Easter!

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted in absurd, cake, food, humor, thanksgiving with tags , , , , on November 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

To my American readers…the Fiery Satanic Turkey of Death Cake wishes you happy Thanksgiving.

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For those outside the US, here’s a cake that was supposed to be Thanksgiving themed…but I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what it’s supposed to be. This abomination transcends cultural boundaries. Any guesses?
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Halloween Countdown: Bloody Brain Cake

Posted in anatomy, cake, food, halloween, inspiration, macabre with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This would be the perfect cake for a Halloween party (the “bloody” syrup coating is a nice touch).

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Apparently this was done in honor of The Walking Dead (which I admittedly stopped watching a couple seasons ago because I started getting bored with it…zombies are very overdone these days so it takes a lot to keep my attention).

I’d love to try my hand at this cake. Watch the tutorial video!

Frog Cakes…A Loose Interpretation

Posted in cake, food, humor with tags , , on August 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

You’d be surprised how different bakeries execute the task of making a “frog cake.”

For reference, this is what a frog actually looks like.
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And now for some examples of generous amphibian artistic liberty!
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This gorgeous lady is all made for date night.
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Don’t know what frog limbs look like? Tentacles curling in on themselves with random smatterings of black gunk is a fair guesstimate.
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What are those blue dollops of icing on the head? Anyone? I can’t say I understand the mouth either.
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This isn’t how legs work.
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This isn’t how anything works. But if the customer requested “Oscar the Grouch as a nuclear casualty,” this cake would be on point.
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From the fine folks at Cake Wrecks.

Mandala Cakes

Posted in art, cake, food with tags , , on May 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As someone easily entranced by patterns in art…and cake in general…and as a diehard Jungian, I adore Stephen McCarty’s mandala cakes.

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I believe these are raw, vegan confections (a culinary area I know very little about, but should probably explore due to food allergies. These cakes are luring me into inspired exploration).
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It’s meditative art you can eat! Amazing.
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Many more at the source.
Stephen McCarty

Choccywoccydoodah

Posted in cake, craft, food, sculpture with tags , , , on December 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

After the holiday weekend, food might be one of the last things you want to look at, but trust me…these cakes from Choccywoccydoodah will be an exception. These are are some of the most unique, quirky, finely crafted cakes in the world.

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Their website does contain ready to order items, but the bespoke cake gallery (where all of these images come from) showcases the highlights of their talent.

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Unfortunately, my dreams of one day gracing an event of my own with one of these masterpieces will most likely never come to fruition, as the shop is located in the UK and does not ship to the US.
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But I can look and admire…
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Voodoo doll pile in a bell jar? YES PLEASE.
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