From Human Bread Heads to Sushi Cupcakes

 - May 27, 2009   Updated: Apr 19 2011
Artistic baking innovations continue to evolve, despite the fact that people have been creating edible delights in ovens for centuries.

This slideshow illustrates some of the most delicious, disturbing, and down right fascinating artistic baking innovations featured on Trend Hunter, from pregnant belly cakes to baked resignation letters.

Implications - Indulgence is valued in today's society, calling consumers to view food as a pleasurable experience that doesn't exist simply for nourishment. This has resulted in a subsection of modern, urban "foodies" who see baking and cooking as a form of art or self expression. Thus, cakes and meals are bearing more quirky aesthetics and flavorings to truly allow for self expression.