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56 Artistic Baking Innovations

From Human Bread Heads to Sushi Cupcakes

— May 27, 2009 — Lifestyle
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.
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35 ft Christmas Cakes
35 ft Christmas Cakes
Record-Breaking Fruit Cake For the Very Hungry Partiers
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Baked Resignation Letters
Baked Resignation Letters
Piping Your Two Weeks' Notice in Royal Icing
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Olympic Cakes
Olympic Cakes
Sweet Treat for Birds Nest Construction
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Pasta Cakes
Pasta Cakes
Rachel Ray's 'Good Bye' Dessert Features Whisks, Veggies and Cheese
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Cakes That Look Like Statues
Cakes That Look Like Statues
Baked George Lucas Sculptures
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Wedding Treats for Geeks
Wedding Treats for Geeks
Pacman Cupcakes Will Unite You in Nerdalicious Matrimony
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Animated Birthday Cakes
Animated Birthday Cakes
Celebrate With Moving Food
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Meat Infused Cupcakes
Meat Infused Cupcakes
The Deluxe Meat Loaf Bakery is a Vegan's Worst Nightmare
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Baked Skeletons
Baked Skeletons
Bread Skulls Make For Bizarre But Anatomically-Correct Baking
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Baked Political Celebrations
Baked Political Celebrations
Obama Victory Cakes
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Cakevertising
Cakevertising
Amnesty International Celebrates Its 60th With Symbolic Printed Cakes
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Hamburger Cakes
Hamburger Cakes
The Whopper Wedding Burger
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Cake on a Stick
Cake on a Stick
DIY Cakesicle
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Luxury Pancakes
Luxury Pancakes
Gucci Bakes Expensive Treats in Tokyo
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Edible Internet Memes
Edible Internet Memes
Rick Rolling Spreads to Cakes
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Religious Baking
Religious Baking
Jesus Cookie Cutters Shape Sinfully Delicious Treats
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Virtual Baking
Virtual Baking
'The Gingerbread Man with Everything'
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Amazing Edible Art
Amazing Edible Art
Surreal Sculpted Cakes Will Make Any Birthday Special
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McBakeries
McBakeries
McDonalds Launches McBakery Line
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Playing With Your Food
Playing With Your Food
Cakes That Are Games
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Geeky Baked Goods
Geeky Baked Goods
Edible Gadget Cakes for Nerds with a Sweet Tooth
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DIY Tree Cakes
DIY Tree Cakes
Seasonal Baking Ideas For Festive Fun
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Macabre Cakes
Macabre Cakes
Barbara Jo's Quirky Kitchen Wizardry
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Edible Museum Art
Edible Museum Art
Obama and Lincoln Presidential Cupcakes at the Smithsonian
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Sweet Beefcakes
Sweet Beefcakes
10 Cake Steaks
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Treats for Geeks
Treats for Geeks
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Cakes
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Couture Cakes
Couture Cakes
Marc Jacobs / Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Dessert
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Star Wars Baking
Star Wars Baking
Giant Yoda Birthday Cake
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Cake Innovation
Cake Innovation
5 Cakes That Prove The End of the Traditional Cake
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Barbaric Bread
Barbaric Bread
Fresh Baked Heads
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Deer Cupcakes
Deer Cupcakes
Sweet Bambi Sculptures
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Personalized Cake Celebrations
Personalized Cake Celebrations
10 Impressive Customized Baked Creations
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Life Sized Cow Cakes
Life Sized Cow Cakes
Udderly Amazing Bakery
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Sugar Craft Sculptures
Sugar Craft Sculptures
Intricate Birthday Cakes
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Manga Munchies
Manga Munchies
Cakes & Cupcakes With a Hint of Anime & Manga
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Flower Pot Cupcakes
Flower Pot Cupcakes
The Perfect Dessert For Garden Parties or Mothers Day Bashes
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Architectually-Correct Baking
Architectually-Correct Baking
Mid-Century Modern Gingerbread House
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Disposable Wedding Cakes
Disposable Wedding Cakes
Credit Crunch Bridal Baked Goods for Rent
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Eats for Geeks
Eats for Geeks
Lego Cakes
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Storytelling Cupcakes
Storytelling Cupcakes
Nursery Rhyme-Themed Baked Goods Are Gorgeous Works of Edible Art
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Coffin Cakes
Coffin Cakes
Baking with Dead Barbie Dolls
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Sunny Spring Cupcakes
Sunny Spring Cupcakes
Bright Seasonal Baking to Put a Smile On Your Face
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Bunny-Themed Baking
Bunny-Themed Baking
Rabbit Cakes
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Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Canadian Baker Creates Custom Dessert Delights
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Incredible Edible Art
Incredible Edible Art
Mike's Amazing Cakes
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Edible Computers
Edible Computers
Couples Show Geeky Devotion With Mac Wedding Cakes
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Sweet Tattoo Treats
Sweet Tattoo Treats
Sugary Inkspiration for Badass Bakers
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Sushi Cupcakes
Sushi Cupcakes
Fish-Friendly Baking
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Gun Cakes
Gun Cakes
Non-Firing Edible Baked Weaponry for the War on Healthy Food
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Peculiar Pastries
Peculiar Pastries
10 Unique Cupcakes
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Maternity Cakes
Maternity Cakes
Pregnant Belly Baking for Your Next Baby Shower
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Character Cupcakes
Character Cupcakes
Edible Children's TV Treats
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Beastly Baking Themes
Beastly Baking Themes
10 Halloween Cupcakes
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Raunchy Birthday Cakes
Raunchy Birthday Cakes
Naughty Edible Art for Any Occasion
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