We’ve often presented you guys with geeky cakes here on [GAS], but cake artist Debbie Goard really takes cake design to a whole new level. I mean, just take a minute to look at these, they almost look real!
When I asked Debbie where she took her inspiration and what material she used to make such realistic-looking cakes, here’s what she answered:
Since nearly all my cakes are commissioned designs, the general design idea comes from the client. Once I have a basic brief for a cake, I’ll then spend a lot of time researching the subject. I only work from actual objects or images of actual objects, never from other cake photos. My feeling is that I don’t want to be influenced by another designer’s work. I work from blueprints, models, copious photographs. If I’m making a cake replica of a food item, for instance, I’ll actually buy that fruit or burger or taco, what have you. I also am careful to create items as they actually are, with imperfections and subtleties , not some cake version that’s been perfected. I think my cakes are so realistic because of this. I use fondant, also known as sugarpaste, pastillage, and modelling chocolate. All my cakes are heavily airbrushed using edible colors.