German born, Parisian resident 24-year-old Stéphanie Kilgast lovingly crafts her miniatures with dedicated attention to detail. Love her work? You're in luck, she's got an Etsy shop. Inspired to make your own? Lucky again. Stéphanie is kind enough to instruct. Start small: HowTo make teeny, tiny lemons.
House of Annie has full instructions for making these flaky, light spiral pastries called Pandan Spiral Moon Cakes (also known as Teochew Mooncakes).
Another recipe via Smitten Kitchen. This cake is so pretty! I might just have to make it as a ... VERY ... belated birthday cake for my friend, Elizabeth. I'll post images of my attempt next week.
I love red velvet cake. The deep, vibrant color. The faint taste of cocoa. The legendary myth behind the recipe.
Not Martha is a recipe + crafts blog with tons of fun projects... including these extremely cute teensy cupcakes. Click through for the HowTo.
Cake Journal shares a link to a HowTo video on making big, luscious gum paste roses, as shown on the cake below:
This method is quick, easy, looks beautiful and does not require any equipment beyond a plastic bag and a pair of scissors.
My mother-in-law threw me a baby shower yesterday, and many many people came. My sister came, and she also brought a cake her friend made. The above is a vanilla sponge cake with strawberry buttercream filling, and the decoration's made with fondant. She asked her friend to make a Zelda cake because it was our wedding cake topper. As you can see, it started going pretty fast.
Bake Greek share full instructions for making these adorable Hello Kitty mini red velvet cakes.
Erica Dorn's Marathon Cake for the NIKE78 Project.
Freddo's ice cream cake, via The Food Pornographer.
Wow, I love this tutorial by VeganYumYum! HowTo: knit teeny tiny sweaters and scarves with marzipan. Scroll down past the tutorial to see examples of the finished work & a video of VeganYumYum on Martha Stewart.
Next on the baking agenda? An exploding Volcano Cake, in honor of the recent Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
Another shiver-inducing winner via Cake Wrecks.
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Really nicely done sea turtle cake by Louise at Love to Cake.
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I had the immense pleasure of eating Japanese cheesecake in Little Tokyo recently. It is soft, moist... essentially perfect. Here's a round-up of recipes I'd like to try, if anybody has any favorites, please add to the list!
In a word, gross. Rat cake from the Curious Confectioner.
Perhaps given the fact that a majority (73%) of the US population is now obese, we should think about ways to shrink ourselves. Think if everyone was shrunk down to a quarter of their normal size how much longer all the resources would last. Well, before we have the technology to do that, Artist Stéphanie Kilgast has spent the last 24 years miniaturizing food.
More monstrosities at OC Weekly.
You may follow a recipe for cake, but not really know why beating an egg turns it fluffy, or how to get the right amount of moisture for your cake. This article gives you a better understanding of cake and what makes a cake work. Maybe it'll help you out in your next recipe!
Star Trek legend William Shatner is apparently a man of many talents. Actor, recording artist, author, and baker!
In honor of Japanese animation God, Hayao Miyazaki, here is a collection of My Neighbor Totoro cakes. (The first cake below is my favorite - sometimes a little messy is better!) (Instructions for the cream puff here!)
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Wow. The detail is stunning.