Sculptural cakes

We join Danish designer Kia Utzon-Frank in the kitchen as she creates her Carmody Groarke-inspired KUFcakes

The September issue of Wallpaper* (W*210) features London-based architectural practice Carmody Groarke's very first ground-up standalone residential scheme in Highgate Wood, London, as a pivotal shoot location. Adding her unique interpretation to the mix, Danish designer Kia Utzon-Frank was commissioned to create one of her eye-catching and mouth-watering sculptural cakes.

Inspired by the various surfaces of the modern London home, each cake was meticulously made using thin layers of sponge and fruit ganache, finished with a blanket of printed marzipan. ‘Cake is just another material,’ she explains. ‘I’m interested in transitions, transformation and triggering curiosity.’

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.