We're no stranger to animal-shaped treats. We've fawned over beloved animals taking shape as rabbit cakes, corgi buns, and cat loaves over the years, but it's not every day that you come across confections shaped like hamsters. Fortunately, dessert artist Mocha Mocha is filling that void with her tiny, cream-colored cookies. These adorable biscuits are modeled after adorably rotund hamsters, with oval-shaped bodies and rounded ears, feet, and tails.
Bakers are no strangers to creating confections inspired by beloved TV and film characters.
From corgi-shaped buns to cat-inspired loaves to watermelon bread, Japanese bakeries are known for their cute confections.
Solo dining is an under-appreciated art in most parts of the world, but an innovative Japanese hot pot restaurant in Tokyo has decided to set its sights on parties of one. The creative new eatery, called Hokkaido Menkoi Nabe Kuma-chan Onsen, first opened its doors in December 2021 to serve up some hot pot.
What better way to welcome the year of the tiger than with a fierce-looking pie?
Japanese food artist Gaku is known for his intricate food carvings.
For some folks, food is a form of artistic expression. Cakes, in particular, offer an unconventional canvas from which creative bakers can craft edible sculptures. Lauren Wodnicki, aka Lauren Loves Cake, creates confections that are as beautiful as they are tasty. Inspired by handicrafts like macramé and weaving, she uses buttercream to fashion an array of amazing desserts. When complete, they look like tapestries that are complete with intricate knotting and even beading.
Are you a fan of onigiri?
Benicia, California-based One House Bakery has created a creature out of bread that’s as terrifying as it is tasty.
Master fruit carver Daniele Barresi is known for his award-winning food sculptures. Using everything from melons to broccoli and cheese, he creates intricate patterns and arrangements that look absolutely too good to eat. But some of the food artist’s most fun and eye-catching designs are carved into the soft, creamy flesh of avocados.
There are times when food looks so spectacular that it enters the realm of edible art.
For those with a sweet tooth, cookies are simply irresistible.