Edible Horror Cakes
Cakes are usually wheeled out as a celebratory thing. That’s probably why they usually look delightful depicting hungry caterpillars and with embarrassing photos plastered on them. Not these.
Katherine Dey makes totally edible cakes that take on very unique forms, like this “brain” with the stem attached.
Dey started making cakes a few years ago, with her first being a tree stump covered in mushrooms. Since then, she has progressed into other areas.
She’s made everything from cakes that look like human organs…
…to this very realistic-looking lamprey.
Dey told BuzzFeed that her inspiration to make the cakes comes from many places:
I am inspired by a lot of things. I love that strange feeling I get when something looks real but it isn’t. Or when a cake doesn’t look particularly appetizing but it is a cake and it tastes delicious. I like to make people feel two conflicting things at once. The subjects I choose are things that have interested me forever, be it anatomy, mushrooms, or portraiture. I love portraiture. Making a portrait of someone helps me to really see them. I love the details.