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Circular Mirror Cakes

Ksenia Penkina's Unique Cakes are Both Delicious and Eye-Catching

— February 14, 2018 — Lifestyle
Chef Ksenia Penkina not only creates breathtakingly beautiful mirror cakes, she also offers entry-level and advanced classes in Cake 101. From small hazelnut-orange cakes to classic mousse, mirror cakes can be monochromatic or marbled mixed colors, as well as delicately striped. The stunning food creations are made out of natural ingredients—including cream, milk, fruits, chocolates and biscuits, thus eliminating the guilt of consuming sweets. Moreover, the mirror cakes have a curious appearance that not only causes them to look delicious, but also makes them likely candidates for an art gallery display.

Ksenia Penkina's secret is contained within a "mirror glaze" technique; it results in a glossy exterior that allows for external objects to be reflected on the surface.

Photo Credits: Instagram
Trend Themes
1. Mirror Cakes - Opportunities for disruptive innovation include experimenting with unique flavors and incorporating intricate designs into mirror cakes.
2. Cake Decorating - Disruption can be found in the use of unconventional ingredients and the creation of visually stunning cake designs that resemble works of art.
3. Artistic Food Presentation - Innovative ideas can be explored by merging culinary skills with artistic techniques to create visually captivating food presentations.
Industry Implications
1. Bakery - The bakery industry can embrace disruptive innovation by incorporating mirror cakes into their product offerings and creating unique cake designs.
2. Culinary Education - The culinary education industry has an opportunity to develop courses and workshops focused on teaching the mirror glaze technique and cake decorating skills.
3. Food and Beverage Retail - Retailers can explore disruptive innovation by offering mirror cakes as premium dessert options and showcasing them as edible art pieces.
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