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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

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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