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Lifelike ‘Succulent Cakes’ Turn Prickly Plants into Delicious Desserts

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Just last month, we developed a sweet tooth for the spring-themed buttercream creations of Instagram’s best bakers, like Jakarta-based Ivenoven. In addition to her floral treats, Ivenoeven also celebrates nature with her lush and lifelike succulent cakes.

Much like her flower cakes, Ivenoven’s succulent-inspired sweets feature flora sculpted with frosting made from powdered sugar, butter, and food coloring. Once her desired consistency and colors are achieved, she uses a piping technique to create realistic leaves, spines, and needles. Like real-life cacti and other water storing plants, each buttercream figure is unique in color, size, and shape. When grouped together in the bunch-like arrangements characteristic of Ivenoven’s aesthetic, the buttercream succulents bloom into verdant gardens and transform into cake-topping terrariums.

Ivenoven’s baking journey began back in 2013, when she baked Christmas cookies for her daughter’s class. Though simply decorated, the goodies were a hit, prompting her to pursue her passion and bake for a living. Now, through Zoezo Bake—her own line of artisan cakes, cookies, and cupcakes—the self-taught baker sells her creations to dessert lovers and botany enthusiasts all over Indonesia. You can learn more about her practice on Facebook and Instagram.

See a selection of Ivenoven’s sugary sweet succulent cakes below!

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All images via Ivenoven.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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