68 posts tagged Cake
68 posts tagged Cake
More cake please! London-based food artist Michelle Wibowo of Michelle Sugar Art (previously featured here) recently created the world’s first completely edible billboard, made entirely out of cake. The mouthwatering advertisement for Mr Kipling, the UK’s largest cake manufacturer, measures 6m x 3m (~20ft x 10ft) and consists of 13,360 Mr Kipling cakes. Wibowo spent 6 hours assembling her creation the night before its unveiling.
Bearing a message we couldn’t agree with more - “Life is Better with Cake” - the billboard hangs outside the Westfield Shopping Centre in the Shepherd’s Bush, London. Here’s the best part: after the billboard was unveiled, it was gleefully devoured by lucky passersby, one tasty cake at a time.
Let’s check in on the decadent, completely inedible, yet perfectly wearable shoes from The Shoe Bakery (previously featured here). The Orlando, Florida-based company is run by Chris Campbell, who loves both shoes and sweets so much that he decided to combine them in the form of outrageously tantalizing ice cream, cake and donut-themed footwear.
If you’ve got a specific dessert and shoe combination in mind, Campbell happily accepts custom orders. Each mouthwatering pair of Shoe Bakery shoes takes about 3-6 weeks to design, create and ship. Prices range from $200 to $400 US, which should provide you with all the more incentive to refrain from trying to eat them.
Visit The Shoe Bakery’s website to check out more of their enticingly iced footwear.
[via Design Taxi]
This exquisitely, scrumptiously detailed Library Cake was made by Kathy Knaus. One side features the entrance to the brick library building, flanked by potted plants. The other side reveals the library’s cozy interior, complete with countless books lining its double-decker shelves, a large globe, and a wonderfully cluttered reading table accented with gum drop lamps.
Libraries are awesome places and cake is one of the best things ever, so this sweet, edible library is extra-mega-super-duper awesome.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Freelance artist and fabricator Jennifer L. Johnson created these mouthwatering, but completely inedible yarn food sculptures. They were made for a Lion Brand Yarn trade show. It may be comfort food that can’t be eaten, but it can still offer comfort as a delight for the eyes and a soft place to rest your head.
Visit Johnson’s website to check out more of her creations.
We finally found the droid we’ve been looking for. It’s this geektastic Life-Sized R2-D2 Cake created by Cakes Cove custom bakery. We couldn’t agree more with Technabob's Conner Flynn who described it as “the rebellion’s only hope… for a kick ass dessert, that is.”
Visit the Cakes Cove website to check out more of their awesome custom creations.
Los Angeles-based artist and baker Christine McConnell meticulously recreated her parents’ house using German chocolate cake, complete with flickering lights in the windows.
"The foundation of the house is made out of layer upon layer of German chocolate cake. McConnell then covered the base with piped buttercream frosting and melted chocolate—no fondant necessary. She constructed the windows out of frosted sugar glass so that light could shine through from the interior and light up the house."
Click here for a brief video to check out McConnell’s mouthwatering cake house from all sides.
These two beautifully bejeweled skulls are actually delicious cakes created by none other than British baking sorceress Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here). From the jewels, gold, teeth and bone to the pillows upon which they rest, both skull cakes are completely edible. They were made using cake, chocolate, buttercream, marzipan, sugar paste, hard candy and sugar balls.
Annabel based her cakes on photos taken by Dr. Paul Koudounaris of actual bejeweled skeletons of Saints, which can be found splendidly displayed in churches throughout Europe. One of the cakes was presented back in March at the opening party for the Encountering Corpses art exhibition at the Sacred Trinity Church in Salford, England - presented and then quickly devoured by over 100 visitors.
If you’re curious about the photos that inspired these wonderfully macabre cakes, we highly recommend checking out Dr. Paul Koudounaris’ latest book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs (available via Amazon). It’s as fascinating as it is beautiful.
[via Conjurer’s Kitchen]
Pizza is pretty much always a good thing, but what sort of super awesome, cheese-packed, dream come true is this? Canadian pizza chain Boston Pizza recently launched a new marketing campaign, entitled “Pizza Game Changers“, for which they are asking their customers to vote on what new items they’d most like to see on their summer menu.
Their promise is “If you like it, we will make it,” and the ideas currently on the virtual ballot include pizza mints, a gas-powered pizza cutter, pizza cheese clippers, the pizza pocket, pizza car fresheners, the pizza protector, the pizza beardkin, and the glorious pizza cake pictured here.
The six-layer pizza cake is currently in the lead, so we’re hopeful that this gloriously overindulgent pizza fantasy becomes a reality.
We don’t know where Imgur user TryAnotherPiece works, but that’s not important. What really matters is that for their coworker’s last day of work they made this incredibly awesome farewell cake. Nothing says “So long and good luck!” quite like zombies, severed body parts, and lots and lots of chocolate.