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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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:icontheawesomehippy:
theawesomehippy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
1. I don't usually eat when I draw or paint, I'm often too busy or just forget :XD: though when I do eat it's usually tea and biscuits! ;P
2. I don't really know... I guess it depends on how complex it is ^^
3. I have often considered making art out of food ^^ when i was younger , on fathers day, we would make my dad a special breakfast and I'd always try and make it look like a face. (not very artistic, but the closest I've been to creating food art I guess! :XD:)
4. I love all forms of desert! :D My favourite depends on what mood I'm in ;)
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Kookootje Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
i want those cokkiemonster cupcakes!
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TahomaNightlock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1: While I draw, I eat cannolis or pudding.
2: I don't know.
3: I tried, I made it for my parent's anniversary.
4: My favorite desserts are berry yogurt parfaits and tiramisu.
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ABDenise Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Mmmm I am hungry!! I am going to make a cake!!
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kiki34 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1: I usually eat Tim-Tams while I'm drawing (if I have the money to buy them)
2: I don't know.
3: yes I have tried, kiki34.deviantart.com/art/My-Y…
4: ice-cream or violet crumble cheesecake.
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TheRealFry1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Digital Artist
These look all so delicious...
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Neglanash Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1: I tend to eat while I paint and/or draw... and I prefer to sketch food designs. If not that then just actual food...
2: I would draw the line between decorative art and sculpture in cake art to the degree where decorative art is more adding lines and writing to the piece, just simplistic things to make it different, whereas sculpture--for lack of a better term--is actually sculpting what you want out of the food rather than adding on to it.
3: I've tried doing so and failed horribly. I do think about it often, though.
4: hmm... I like ice cream. Chocolate preferably. Any type with chocolate in it.

   This really got me thinking... they're all neat ideas. I might have to re-try.
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narutofan-prekonoha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1: I don't paint, and I don't eat when I draw...but I do eat donuts white writing my books!
2: I don't know...uh...the sculpting is actually shaping the cake i.e adding more layers, cutting out certain shapes, where the frosting and toppings are decorative art.
3: I have tried, and failed miserably.
4: CHEESECAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ASTRO1964 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
superbe
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KMcfar57 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
My appetite goes South when I am in the studio, but anything coffee is how I spend breaks. If I had an assignment featuring food, I'd surround my self with that particular food. If structure, or mechanics is introduced into the making of a food presentation, I consider that sculpture - otherwise, food is art, always. Mt favorite desserts center on combining various textures into one sweet dish - molten chocolate cake with lush, warm liquid; crunchy crust; cake with bite and whatever else (surprise me) can be incorporated.
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