On Tuesday, Channel 4s first batch of Bake Off contenders wowed Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with patties resembling sandwiches and watermelons but theyre nothing compared with these hyperreal delights
Illusion patties- cakes that look like something they are not- is indispensable seemed the perfect ruse to divert the eye from The Great British Bake Off‘s own recasting.( Was it actually Bake Off ?) Illusion is a burgeoning expanse of baking, although its practitioners prefer to think of their creations as “hyperrealistic” and themselves as cake artists.
Emma Thomas, a” curator of patty”( she is” employed to bring together cakes as you would do art for an artistry demonstrate “), says hyperrealism is a reaction to the tweeness of the sugarcraft action. You know the kind of thing: cute puppies and friendly mouse and sprays of lifts. Hyperrealist cake masters don’t do friendly mouse. They “re probably”, in a gesture to early hyperrealist patty artist Debbie Goard, to do dead rats.
After cupcakes, popularised in the late 1990 s by the Magnolia Bakery in New York, went mainstream,” People began to get bored of cake ,” says Thomas. So cakes burst out of their frilly mini-cases and departed sculptural.
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