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40 Unique Cake Designs

From Morbid Monkey Desserts to Anatomical Cartoon Cakes

— August 19, 2015 — Lifestyle
These unique cake designs show that the imagination can certainly run wild, even when it comes to something as seemingly ordinary as baking a simple cake.

Through innovation and the willingness to experiment, various creative culinary individuals have made an array of unique cake designs spanning a wide selection of pop culture genres, themes and ideas. Who would have thought someone would think to make a gruesome monkey brains cake from the 'Indiana Jones' movie franchise, much less be able to pull it off? Or that the fantasy world of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' could come alive through dessert?

By combining creative art with baking, a sampling of these playfully bizarre culinary creations is a treat not only for the taste buds, but also for the mind.
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Video Game Villain Cakes
Video Game Villain Cakes
Redditor Njohns39 Turns Majora’s Mask into a Delicious Dessert
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Villainous Cartoon Cakes
Villainous Cartoon Cakes
Elise Strachan's Minion Twinkies are Despicably Delicious and Adorable
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Stacked Superhero Cakes
Stacked Superhero Cakes
This Seven Tiered Decorative Cake is Topped with Various Comic Heros
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Matcha Sushi Cakes
Matcha Sushi Cakes
This Healthy Green Cake Mirrors the Look of Sushi Rolls
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Hairy Galactic Cakes
Hairy Galactic Cakes
May the 4th Be With You and This Star Wars Cake Design from Tuff Cookie Cakes
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Grotesque Movie Monster Cakes
Grotesque Movie Monster Cakes
This Birthday Cake was Modeled After a Movie Monster From The Thing
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Edible Gore
Edible Gore
Trend Hunter Editor Misel Saban Counts Down her Favorite Desserts for Halloween
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Fantasy World Cakes
Fantasy World Cakes
This Game of Thrones Decorated Cake Design is Perfect for a Fan's Birthday
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Feline Superhero Cakes
Feline Superhero Cakes
These Hello Kitty Wonder Woman Cakes are Incredibly Cute
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Edible Electronic Confections
Edible Electronic Confections
This Oddly Decorated Cake is Shaped Like a TV Set and TV Dinner
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Deceiving Watermelon Cakes
Deceiving Watermelon Cakes
This Hyper-Realistic Watermelon is Made from Red Velvet Cake Mix
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Recreated Edible Masterpieces
Recreated Edible Masterpieces
The Art Fund Encourages Art Enthusiasts to Recreate Art with Food
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Animated Wedding Desserts
Animated Wedding Desserts
This Donkey Kong Wedding Cake from Meals For Reals is Animated
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Celebrity Chef Cakes
Celebrity Chef Cakes
This Cake is Designed to Look Just Like Chef Guy Fieri from the Food Network
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Referential Geeky Desserts
Referential Geeky Desserts
This Nerdy Wedding Cake References a Number of Cultural Aspects
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Bloody Medieval Cakes
Bloody Medieval Cakes
PurPlePete24 Created a Game of Thrones Cake that is Intricately Detailed
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Cinematic Crossover Cakes
Cinematic Crossover Cakes
This Breaking Bad Game of Thrones Cake Design Merges Both Shows into One
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Evil Queen Cakes
Evil Queen Cakes
This Maleificent Cake is Both Delicious and Terrifying
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Deceiving Cactus Cakes
Deceiving Cactus Cakes
These Cupcakes by Baker Alan Jones-Mann Resemble the Desert Plant Perfectly
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Prehistoric 3D Desserts
Prehistoric 3D Desserts
This Dinosaur Cake Molds Turns Your Favorite Dinos Into Tyrannical Treats
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Dual Personality Princess Cakes
Dual Personality Princess Cakes
This Disney Cake is Inspired by the Characters of Frozen
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Bark Character Cakes
Bark Character Cakes
This Groot Cake is Based off of the Guardians of the Galaxy Film
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Morbid Monkey Desserts
Morbid Monkey Desserts
This Darkly Decorated Cake is Inspired by an Indiana Jones Flick
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Life-Sized Celebrity Cakes
Life-Sized Celebrity Cakes
YouTube Tutorials Inspired This Girl to Make a Johnny Depp Cake
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Comical Unicorn Cakes
Comical Unicorn Cakes
This Unicorn Cake Design is Incredibly Realistic and Lifelike
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Gamified Character Cakes
Gamified Character Cakes
This Super Mario Wedding Cake Design Stays True to the Classic Video Game
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Deceptive Take-Out Cakes
Deceptive Take-Out Cakes
Jayne McCool's Fast Food Cakes Resemble Takeaway Meals From Brands
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Bejeweled Candy Skulls
Bejeweled Candy Skulls
These Intricate Sugary Skulls are Surprisingly Edible
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Gory Carcass Cakes
Gory Carcass Cakes
This Hyperrealistic Red Velvet Cake Design Looks Like the Carcass of a Pig
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Amazing Dragon Cakes
Amazing Dragon Cakes
This How to Train Your Dragon Cake is Award-Winning
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Anime Wedding Cakes
Anime Wedding Cakes
This Eevee-Topped Red and White Pokemon Cake was for a Geeky Wedding
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Spooky Ramen Noodle Cakes
Spooky Ramen Noodle Cakes
This Mummy Cake by Jessica Allard Looks Like a Bowl of Noodles
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Anatomical Cartoon Cakes
Anatomical Cartoon Cakes
Kylie Mangles's The Simpsons Cake Features a Dissected Ralph Wiggum
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Horror Film Wedding Cakes
Horror Film Wedding Cakes
The Bride of Chucky Cake is a Gruesomely Bloody Treat
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Hyperreal Face Cakes
Hyperreal Face Cakes
Tattooed Bakers Blur the Line Between Edible & Illusion
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Unicorn Rainbow Layer Cakes
Unicorn Rainbow Layer Cakes
This Life-Sized Creature was Conceived for National Baking Week
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Lifelike Halloween Cakes
Lifelike Halloween Cakes
Conjurer’s Kitchen Bakes Creepy Confections that Looks Disturbingly Real
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Gruesomely Beheaded Wedding Cakes
Gruesomely Beheaded Wedding Cakes
This Blood-Splattered Cake May Be Weirdest Wedding Cake Ever
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Playful LEGO Cakes
Playful LEGO Cakes
Cakes by Carol Bakes a Minifig Head Leaking Colorful Building Blocks
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Amazingly Disguised Cakes
Amazingly Disguised Cakes
Louise Caola Bakes Cakes That Look Like Other Foods
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