Hyper-real cake art is back for another slice of fame - we never tire of these fun memes making the rounds, where everyday-looking objects have us gasping: “OMG, there is no way that is cake.”
Netflix has already renewed its Is It Cake? series for a second season. The popular competitive cooking show based on memes, TikTok and YouTube trends, features expert bakers attempting to trick the judges with their hyper-realistic cakes, which look exactly like everyday objects. Chess boards, rubber ducks, skittles and downturned red Solo Cups are just a few of the works of art that have the panel double-guessing their judgement: 'fake or cake?'
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New York cake designer, Inae Cakes, who graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education New York City, and whose most recent work features on the show, is also something of an ongoing social media sensation. Remember that juicy rack of ribs first went viral last year? Here's a closer look at one of her most recent creations - "found Nezuko's travel box in the woods! No Tanjiro in sight. Wait until you see what's in the inside!"
Also in the viral mix, cake head Natalie Sideserf's hyper realistic cakes, where she's created a shiny bike helmet so realistic, you'll probably want to strap it on to your head and cycle off into the sunset. She shares her skills in the video below.
She also makes a mean salmon fillet cake in an edible ziplock bag and a life-sized Yoda cake. Take a look at her hyper realistic cakes at @sideserfcakes.
Perhaps you'll also remember the work of chef Ben Churchill who has longbeen sending foodies crazy with his hyper-realistic creations that resemble ashtrays or chicken breasts.
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Less than 7 per cent of chefs and restaurant owners in the US are women. This docu-film gives voice to some of the US's top female chefs and asks the inevitable question - Why? Invaluable viewing for anyone in, or thinking to enter the industry.