Whether it’s your birthday or your wedding day, a beautiful (and tasty) cake is a must for celebrating the occasion. Malaysian baker Shaun Teo creates custom cakes featuring pop culture characters, sculpted from buttercream and fondant. From a Lion King-themed birthday cake to a buttercreamy Batman dessert, each playful, culinary creation showcases this artisanal baker’s incredible talent and imagination.
Teo began his career as a pastry chef in a hotel, but decided to venture into his own online cake business in February 2015. Since then, he’s baked and decorated hundreds of his signature cakes, all of which are made with the utmost care and bounds of creativity. Now with over 160,000 Instagram followers and a lineup of orders, Teo has successfully turned his passion into a career—he’s even created custom cakes for famous brands such as L’Oréal, Kerastase, and Fendi.
Scroll down to see some of Teo’s character-inspired cake art and for even more of his work, make sure to follow the culinary master on Instagram.