With summer here, thoughts usually turn to enjoying the new bounty of fruit at the market. But if you love fruit and baking, it opens the doors to a wonderful new world of beautiful cakes, inspired by the fruit of the season.
With that in mind, we've gathered just a small collection of the stunning fruit themed cakes from Elena Gnut, a 31-year-old Pastry Chef from Kaliningrad, Russia who does a great job of fusing two of our favourite foods.
In fact, amongst other stunning and intricate desserts, she's got fruit and cake covered on her amazing Instagram account. Pears and mangoes to citrus and strawberries are given a sweet makeover in any number of delicious looking cakes which she decorates with fresh fruit.
Here are some of her most beautiful cakes on a fruit theme. For a taste of her whimsical fairy tale themed cakes, head her Instagram site, and join her 170k other fans!