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Incredible cakes by Zhanna Zubova

Incredible cakes by Zhanna Zubova

Singer Sewing machine. Incredible cakes by Zhanna Zubova

Incredible cakes by Zhanna Zubova
When you look at these pictures, it is difficult to even suggest that these pieces of art are edible and very tasty. Fantastically beautiful detailed cakes, made by a pastry chef artist from St. Petersburg Zhanna Zubova and her assistants Olga Shilova and Andrei Bishkov. First of all, Zhanna is a professional artist. She graduated from the Roerich art college in St. Petersburg, Russia, with a degree in graphic design. However, her first cake she had baked long before – when she was 13 years old. The cake may look like almost anything, and often done precisely according to the sketches. It is frustrating that the masterpieces, which took so much soul and labor, are eaten without mercy. “I really enjoy reviews that cakes are not only beautiful but also delicious,” says Zhanna Zubova.

Incredible cakes by Zhanna Zubova

Mushroom. Hyperrealistic cakes by Zhanna Zubova

According to Zubova, the shape of cake depends on measure, and ingredients she will use. For example, low cakes with simple shapes can be prepared on the basis of souffle, whipped cream or sour cream. But to support a relatively solid constructions of high and thick material you need chocolate, waffles and buttery cream. Waffles and chocolate are preferable. Besides, for particularly complex shapes she builds a solid frame. And for art sculpting she uses marzipan, which Zhanna calls edible clay. Indeed, it is plastic and, importantly, delicious. For very fine and intricate detail (figurines, flowers, gears for our steampunk cake) the artist uses sugar paste. Unlike the Marzipan, it dries up and has extremely accurate shape.

Incredible cakes by Zhanna Zubova

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