London-based Danish designer Kia Utzon-Frank originally trained in goldsmithing, but designs everything from jewellery to window blinds. Now, she's added cake-making to the mix.
At first glance, it’s hard to believe that her unique sculptural creations are, in fact, edible. Each cake is meticulously composed of thin layers of sponge and fruit ganache, finished with a blanket of marzipan, produced using a top-tier icing printer. Utzon-Frank insists her latest cake creations are a natural extension of her existing body of work. ‘Cake is just another material,’ she says. ‘I’m interested in transitions, transformation and triggering curiosity.’
To produce the cakes shown here, she took inspiration from our Carmody Groarke-designed shoot location, photographing the various surfaces and reproducing them on the deliciously minimal tiered columns. See the process in pictures, above, or watch the video here.
As originally featured in the September 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (W*210)