Cake decorating is truly an art, so where better to find inspiration than art itself?

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The textured icing mimics Van Gogh’s thick, expressive brushstrokes perfectly.

We might actually be able to replicate this tasty mid-century abstract piece ourselves at home.

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A fairly literal translation of a Picasso but so faithfully executed I had to include it.

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A modern take on an American classic. I love how it’s been broken into its elements for each tier.

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A slice of De Stijl reminding us that cake art is just as much about the insides.

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A jaw-dropping take on the famous Tiffany lamp.

And to bring it full circle, here’s one where the original art was inspired by, you guessed it, cake:

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I had to look extremely closely to check that the one on the right wasn’t actually another painting – talk about accurate!


8 Responses

  • The first cake has always been an absolute favourite of mine, but I love the other finds you’ve discovered- cakes and art are a beautiful combination!

  • Retrojo

    love this! especially the first one.

  • Wow incredible cakes! I love the American Gothic cake.

  • Kristina

    you can see the Mondrian at the San Francisco MOMA cafe!

  • Thanks, ladies. Glad you like them as much as I do.

    Oh, Kristina, if it wasn’t so far away I’d be there in an instant!

  • Lindsey

    I was posting to let you know that the Mondrian cake can be found at the SF MOMA but someone else got there first! The cafe alone is well worth the visit! Tea, anyone?

    • Thanks for the tip, Lindsey.

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