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Dessert Of Your Dreams

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 8:15 PM




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.









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.

Writers: $techgnotic
Designers: $marioluevanos
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Aeracolthearts Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
1.powdered doughnuts
2.when i recieve food posioning from my curiosity.
3.it depends, id have to improve my cooking skills before i try, but yes i would.
4.yellow and strawberry tripple layer cake with vinialla icing with whip cream and strawberries on top!
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england3 Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1. i do not draw while drinking, i draw in my room which is peace and quiet. While listening to music
2. ??? I don't understand... :sighs:
3. I make smiley faces on EVERYTHING~... hehe~
4.favorite form is mostly artistic stuff
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Darkwhisper88 Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so hungry!
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Queenoftheuniverse12 Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
1. I on't eat when I paint or draw I tend to forget to eat when I'm into my work... 2. Skyward would be my though but it depends on the design and how high you want it... 3. I have but I stopped and continued my work mainly in Drawing and paint. 4. cupcakes in the form of andy sixx's face
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:iconenigmaticmalady:
Odd, I've always felt this way about Pastries, But I plan on becoming a pastry chef, So I can create such ideas in my head to actual cakes and cupcakes. These are all amazingly beautiful, and they all have skills. Honestly would be an honor to learn from such artists, But just looking at their work will full fill it for now. Again, Beautiful creations.
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:iconlady-loree:
1: I usually don't eat when I draw but I do drink something once in awhile.
2: No line drawn. All art is the same :P
3: I would love to try to make art out of food but sometimes you need someone to devour it all afterwards xD.
4: Would have to be any type of cake. I'm a cake lover but I also prefer some pies too.
<3
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:iconwickedhousephantasm:
i luv to eat good foods .
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8i8EruTan8i8 Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
1.i dont normaly eat and draw sorry :L
2. i dont think there should be a line.. CAKE HOUSES FOR EVERYONE!!!!!
3. yh defo! i made a horse outta icing once :P
4. tbh i LOVE cheese cake *nom nom nom* ;)
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BeautyInBlackandGrey Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1) I only really eat snacks when I'm drawing, like chips or other things I can eat with one hand without much thought.

2) I draw the line when I feel guilty eating the cake cause it's so beautiful and had so much work put into it.

3) I have done some decorative baking, but not much. I don't have all that much talent for working in edible materials. ;)

4) Anything chocolate, really... *sigh* especially dark chocolate.
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:iconbillyvector:
Let 'em eat cake!
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