Art-inspired cake is in fashion
True, it’s never been hard to find ambitious pastry projects on TikTok or Instagram, but these are more often than not confections It is shaped as familiar objects such as a watermelon and a camera. All are included in the a One video at Tuba Geckil’s TikTok account, @redrosecake_tubageckil). But there seems to be a new focus in 2022 on cake as objet d’art.
The Blanton Museum of Art Austin, Texas has recently been a great example. The event was hosted by Great Blanton Bake-Off; 16 bakers recreated works of art found in the museum’s collection (21,000 works to choose from) in the hopes of winning gift cards from local pastry shops and Blanton membership packages — plus bragging rights, of course.
Blythe Johnson, the winner of the amateur category, re-created Mac Wells’ Untitled piece (See images below). The layers of lemon curd, blueberry almond sponge and whipped cream made up her cake. According to Smithsonian Magazine. She made the joconde many times to find the perfect colors to match the artwork — stopping and starting over a two-week period — to complete the cake.
Georgia Chido (a 15-year-old girl who won the division under-18) reproduced. Venezuelan textile workers…