Culinary artist Elizabeth Marek (of the Artisan Cake Company) designed a plaid lumberjack cake–which impressively looks nothing like your average dessert. On the outside, the cake perfectly resembles a tree trunk complete with realistic textures and, on top, there's an edible ax that looks as though it's just been sharpened. When you cut into this work of art, you'll realize that Marek takes her lumberjack design very seriously. Instead of your average, one-color cake interior, the baker decided to create a plaid pattern using a ruler, compass, and her math skills. While it wasn't easy for Marek to execute this realistic creation, she wanted to make it unchallenging for others by constructing a step-by-step tutorial.
Within her instructions, you'll find airbrushing, fondant, hand-detailing, modeling chocolate, and advice for producing incredibly realistic textures. If you want to put your baking skills to the test, you can sign up on Marek's Sugar Geek Show website to view the tutorial.