Dessert Of Your Dreams

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Having It

Both Ways

Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.

Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let’s take a quick exit off the main freeway of art categories and stop inside the open-all-night eatery for a re-fuelling of the most important food group:

Cakes, pies and cupcakes

It is a decidedly sweet batch of artwork.

There are rows of identical Twinkies (or used to be) and then there are these carefully crafted monuments to pop culture icons constructed from a palette of sugar and ingenious design ideas. The group dA-Cake-Artists features a wide array of cakes produced by artists from every deviantART kitchen. Sample the artistic recipes given beneath many of these deviations describing the process and story behind each creation. Watch the group for what I am sure will a very interesting Holiday season of elaborately designed edible artworks submitted over the next month. Also check out FoodIsArt.

Many of these artworks fall into the “how could they have possibly made that happen” category. This dragon “Skyward Sword :: Furnix Cake” by cakecrumbs is especially noteworthy. I am sure having a Master's degree in Zoology helped a bit while Rhiannon was designing this dragon. Or was it hours playing Zelda while munching on sweets? Something must stir her incredible talent and skill.

People have always had an obsessional and mystical relationship with the demands of their stomachs, significant enough for eternal recording. When contemplating the Neolithic cave paintings of early humanity and marveling at the loving detail informing the herds of prehistoric gazelle that were the early hunters’ prey, one must wonder, was it the adrenaline rush of the hunt that the artist was trying to capture, or was he merely consumed with mankind’s most pressing daily question:

What’s for lunch?

I am assuming I have to turn in my copy of “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” after that last line. But, one should ask how an artist could complete one of these works on these pages without eating it before it is born (I mean fully baked). Obviously it’s better at the end of the day to be covered by butter, sugar and frosting than paints full of toxic if not fatal chemicals.

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Zalosta's avatar
Oooh I didn't know this was an old journal, but it's amazing - :heart:

What do you eat when you draw or paint or do you paint or draw while you eat?
I don't eat when I do traditional art, i'm way too scared of making a mess ! Yet when I do digital artwork I may have some tiny chocolate candies at reach.

Where would you draw the line between decorative art and sculpture in cake art?
When the cake become an object ? I saw many people doing amazing work at hiding a cake, into transforming them into some bag, rubik cube... It's when you don't know if it's edible that it becomes a sculpture. Decorative, you still know that you can take a piece of it -

Would you consider making art out of food or have you every tried doing so?
I did try, but it's really difficult and I don't have precise tool to do so. I would love to do some tiny decorative cake or muffins, I see many american recipe to help, all I need is the tools and the ingredients.

What is your favorite form of desert?
I'm far from being picky ! I love every kind of desert, I'm not used to the one shown in the journal - in France it's a bit "too much", but I would love to taste them. :heart: :aww:

I may search some art food group after this journal, they look really amazing -
ScoobydDookid's avatar
Now, This is an awesome display of delicious confections!!Heart 3D 
SugarMask's avatar
1) chocolate cookies
2)when its to sweet to eat, like sugar gem rocks =>decorative art
3) tried and failed
4)don't make me choose
moonjumper4's avatar
any. just any sweets
XBeyourselfXxX's avatar
Goodness, those bakes look delicious! I wish I could taste one, but sadly, I can't.
KatRawrArt's avatar
Wow these are awesome
1. I draw while I eat, because it's a good way to take a break from my computer but still do art
2. Sculpture would be the dress cake, the turquoise-red cake would be decorative art.
3. I made a Minecraft birthday cake once

It didn't work
4. I love cake, but I'm not a fan of cupcakes. I like them, but I like cake more. I'm also open to other desserts such as baklava, etc. 
bergunty's avatar
Wonderful feature, so many skilled cake makers!

1. I do not eat when making art, that would be too messy!

2. When the cake is no longer a cake (or is rather inedible as one).
We had a "bake-off" at my last job a few years back, extra credit was given for project/engineering related themes. The winner's cake represented an offshore oil platform very well, but was not really cake in my eyes - it was constructed with "plates" of wafers/flattened cornflakes+chocolate, chocolate mini rolls, and chocolate fingers; all stuck together with melted chocolate. It looked wonderful, but it was practically impossible to cut/eat! (A runner up did almost represent a rig with sponge, although it looked a bit chibi, and a really good one that tasted really nice was iced to look like an electrical drawing). My effort was just a plain apple cake so I can't judge too much on people's skills!

3. I've taken photos of my food, I am more into savoury and more into if it tastes good who cares what it looks like!

4. Fruit crumbles, and plain vanilla cheesecake if it's good.
blueDice69net's avatar
Question one: What do you eat when you draw or paint or do you paint or draw while you eat?

I like sandwich.
I would eat a big long sandwich with cheese, meat and salad.

Question two: Would you consider making art out of food or have you every tried doing so?

Well, I think that I would burn in my bread something from my art but I don't try to do something.

Question three: Where would you draw the line between decorative art and sculpture in cake art?

I don't know.

Question four: What is your favorite form of desert?

I like for desert cupcake, muffins or cake/pie.
marck-a1's avatar
<font><font><font><font><font><font>Difícil responder a la pregunta 1 ... </font><font>solo yo si que Se Trata de la Realidad del del hecha de fantasia, </font></font></font></font></font></font>
<font><font><font><font>2 el arte decorativo está en Todos Lados del heno en solitario Que abrir los ojos y fijarse bien, la escultura en el pastel no solo de Se Puede Sentir sino- saborear tambien, </font></font></font></font>
<font><font>3 no puedo responder porque solo cocino poco, </font></font>
<font><font><font><font>4 no tengo idea</font></font></font></font>
Inukoei's avatar
the sushi cake is my fav...and OH MY WORD! Hetalia! So cute!!!
happycandy144's avatar
omg I want to eat all of the cakes 'o' 
fantasyfreag's avatar
that's so fantastic
Betzalah's avatar
The Artist's lunch: I had to buy still unripe Granny Smith apples and Bosc pears so that I could paint a soft-focus still life, with heavy mug of wine, before consuming same.
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<font><font class="">O viene o pintas pecado dos lugars distintos que hay que disfrutarse por separadol¿la pintura se manchó de salsa? ¿salpicó el caldillo el lienzo? ¿le cayó óleo a mi carne?, por Dios no se complementan y si distorsionan el placer de cada una de las dos</font></font>
feathery-blue-otaku's avatar
Love the Skyward Sword one. Nice one, cakecrumbs!
MiaDiAngels's avatar
Oh man, that`s cute, I loved the cakes and the text. Congrats!
The-Cosmic-Trumpeter's avatar
1. I usually don't eat while I draw so I don't get anything on the paper. Most of the time I get hungry afterwards. :)
2. If someone's delicately creating a pattern on a single or simple layer cake to look pretty, rather than actually molding and carefully shaping/placing baked goods to create a symbol or object, that's where I see the difference.
3. I'm really not that good at baking. The best I could do is arrange spaghetti strands into a female portrait XD
I'm going to try to improve though, this article has inspired me to.
4. It's so hard to choose!! I guess i'd have to say either soft cookies or cupcakes. :D
patrickdannel's avatar
awsome thats makeing me hungry now.
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<font><font>من الانرية  للطهات هو  التزين  والدي  شاهدناه في هده  الواقعة  لهي  ابداع  جميل </font></font>
Squishjunkie's avatar
I would have to keep the foods frozen practically for life. 
The artwork in creating the food is amazing. It would almost be
a shame to eat them. :)
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