Cosmic Confection.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

After this disastrous (but well-intentioned) experiment, I was convinced that spherical cake baking was all but impossible; baker Rhiannon of the blog Cakecrumbs has proven me (very, very) wrong. She's the wizard behind this spectacular confection, modeled after the planet Jupiter, complete with Great Red Spot and a layer of blue hydrogen.

Rhiannon writes, "I detailed the atmosphere of Jupiter by covering the cake with ivory marshmallow fondant, then dry brushing a combination of ivory, brown and maroon edible ink...Once all the base colours were down I started removing colour to create the storms or other distinguishing features and topping it off with highlights. The whole process took about 8 hours with teeny tiny brushes."


In the words of one enthusiastic commenter, "I WOULD EAT THIS WITH MY BARE HANDS THIS IS MAGNIFICENT." See the full post on Cakecrumbs, here. Happy Wednesday!

16 comments:

Kathy said...

I think my jaw dropped a little when I saw this.

Akiko said...

OMG. I didn't realize this is a cake when I first saw this!
What a creative cake!! xo akiko
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Akiko said...

OMG. I didn't realize this is a cake when I first saw this!
What a creative cake!! xo akiko
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dakotabee said...

Wow. That looks unreal! Long time reader ps. Hi! :)

Melissa said...

Incredible! Almost too detailed to eat!

Nicole said...

Really wonderful! I think Jupiter has always been my favorite planet.

Patricia said...

This is amazing. I would definitely eat this with my bare hands.

sherry said...

"wow" is all i can say.

the southern hostess said...

Amazing! Such a good paint job!

tara said...

Are you freaking kidding me?!?! That is amazing!! And here I was being all proud of myself for making a cake in a tin can. Geeze Shoko, just one up me (plus a million) why don't you! :)

Anonymous said...

it's glorious!

Shoko said...

Dakota, hi! Thank you so much for reading!

Tara, a cake in a tin can is VERY impressive! :)

little t said...

SO COOL!

girlseeksplace said...

Amazing.

Trish said...

Wow! That cake looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

stunning!

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