THE BEST Cakes

Write On Icing Pencil

Write On Icing Pencil

Do you suck at decorating cakes? This oversize pencil makes it easy to write words and drizzle icing on pastries and plates. Simply fill it like a syringe, then gently squeeze the pencil to draw fine lines on cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and more.

Egg McMuffin Cake

Egg McMuffin Cake

Pastry artist Natalie Sideserf thought it might be fun to make a cake that looks just like a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. Her replica is so spot-on that the only way you could tell the difference is once you cut into it and see the shockingly green buttercream frosting layered inside.

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Food Lookalike Cakes

Food Lookalike Cakes

Among other things, Sideserf Cake Studio is really good at baking cakes that look like other food items. Here’s a compilation of some of their favorites, including cakes that look like a lemon, an onion, a head of lettuce, and even a McDonald’s Filet O’ Fish sandwich. If you don’t believe these are real, check this out.

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Alexandre Dubosc’s chocolatey creation is an edible work of art covered with images from the world of music, including notes on a staff, piano keys, and sonic waveforms that all come to life when spun in front a properly synced camera or strobe light. The towering treat is topped by a tuning fork.

How Whoopie Pies Are Made

How Whoopie Pies Are Made

A look inside the factory where The Piping Gourmets make their gluten-free whoopie pies. While mixing up the ingredients is a pretty mundane task, we loved watching the machines that precisely squirt out the cake batter and frosting. We also love the way the narrator says “whoo-pee.”

Deviant Desserts

Deviant Desserts

(PG-13) Katherine Dey of Deviant Desserts makes realistic cakes and other pastries. She loves to make anatomical – sometimes of the naughty kind – busts, and even insects. She accepts custom orders.

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

Kaci Hansen aka the Homicidal Homemaker shows us how to make a delightful cake that pays tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The yule log style roll cake features a pattern inspired by the pattern on the rug at the Overlook Hotel, along with a decorative axe.

DIY Exploding Popcorn Cake

DIY Exploding Popcorn Cake

Want to make a dessert that’s sure to be the talk of the party? Ann Reardon of How to Cook That shows us how to create a tasty salted caramel and chocolate cake that looks like a pot overflowing with popcorn. She makes it look easy, but we’re sure it’s not. Full recipe here.

How to Make a Motherboard Cake

How to Make a Motherboard Cake

Always gleeful pastry chef Rosanna Pansino shows us how to create a cake that looks like a computer motherboard from the Nerdy Nummies Cookbook. It’s populated with candy components and circuit traces made from icing. Kit Kats really do look like electronic parts.

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