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 are made by a pastry chef artist from St. Petersburg Zhanna Zubova and her assistants Olga Shilova and Andrei Bishkov. Zhanna finished the Roerich art college in St. Petersburg, Russia, with a degree in graphic design, but 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.
The shape of cake depends on measure, of what ingredients it will be cooked. If low cakes with simple shapes can be prepared on the basis of souffle, whipped cream or sour cream, to support a relatively solid constructions of high and thick material you need chocolate, waffles, buttery cream. Waffles and chocolate are preferred. For particularly complex shapes a solid frame has been built. For art sculpting marzipan is best, Zhanna calls it edible clay, 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.