On Tuesday, Channel 4s first batch of Bake Off competitors wowed Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with cakes resembling sandwiches and watermelons but theyre nothing compared with these hyperreal delights
Illusion patties- cakes that look like something they are not- must have seemed the perfect ruse to divert the eye from The Great British Bake Off‘s own recasting.( Was it really Bake Off ?) Illusion is a burgeoning region of baking, although its practitioners prefer to think of their formations as “hyperrealistic” and themselves as cake artists.
Emma Thomas, a” curator of cake”( she used” employed to bring together cakes as you would do art for an prowes depict “), says hyperrealism is a reaction to the tweeness of the sugarcraft shift. You know the kind of happen: cute puppies and friendly mice and sprays of heightens. Hyperrealist cake creators don’t do friendly mouse. They can potentially, in a nod 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, became mainstream,” People began to get bored of patty ,” says Thomas. So cakes burst out of their frilly mini-cases and exited sculptural.
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