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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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:iconmiadiangels:
Oh man, that`s cute, I loved the cakes and the text. Congrats!
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:iconthe-cosmic-trumpeter:
The-Cosmic-Trumpeter Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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
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patrickdannel Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome thats makeing me hungry now.
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222256339m Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
<font><font>من الانرية  للطهات هو  التزين  والدي  شاهدناه في هده  الواقعة  لهي  ابداع  جميل </font></font>
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:iconsquishjunkie:
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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GenevieveAngel1999 Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist

I couldn't eat them!:shock:

I'd just let them sit there on the windowsill or something. :blush:

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learani98lovesart Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!!! These are awesome! :D if I had one those in front of me I don't think I'd be able to touch it. I'd be haunted by the fact that I destroyed a wonderful piece of art. :D These are really beautiful and creative.
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Starscreams-Girl Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
these are amazingLove 
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:iconzhoutengshan:
Very good, to learn from you,
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Kl9cat Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1) Well, when I get hungry, durring the here summer here while I draw outside, I would go to the garden and pick a cucumber and munch on it, love the fresh taste it always has.
2) I say decorative art would be when you make colorful icing and decorate the cake and make it look pretty for the birthday or wedding you make the cake for,I would say sculpture is when you would have a plan in what you want and there would be lots of difrent elements mixed into the cake so that you look at it for some time to take it all in, like a sculpture on the street as you walk by.
3) I would definitely try to mkae something art like, the closest thing I would have made to food art would be my Nintendo Game Boy Cake, I made a big cake, and I used food coloring to paint Tetris on it, it took a lot of time but it was worth it.
4) Favorite form would be baked, cookies and cakes, and browines, fudge, all of that good stuff, as long as it has chocolate , I'm good.
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