Artistic Baker Creates Mesmerizing Cakes Covered in Glossy Mirror Glaze

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With a self-proclaimed “passion in patisserie,” culinary artist Ksenia Penkina crafts cakes that are as fun to stare at as they are to sample. While the Vancouver-based baker dabbles in all sorts of desserts, her mesmerizing mirror-glazed mousse cakes have proven to be her most popular pâtisserie.

Penkina creates her captivating mousse cakes in an assortment of sizes and styles. While they range from traditional tiered cakes to tiny, bundt-like treats, they all have one thing in common: a generous amount of glossy glaze. Often marbled and multi-colored, this gelatin-based coating is drizzled onto the spongy sweets with piping or pouring techniques, ensuring a one-of-a-kind cake each and every time.

In addition to their fascinating exteriors, each cake is layered with unique combinations that mix mousse with everything from biscuit and fruit to compote and cremeux. Still, due to their all-too familiar ring shape, many of her smaller confections are initially mistaken for donuts. After just one bite, however, the difference is clear!

You can follow all of Penkina's “accurate, precise, and elegant” adventures in glazing on her Instagram page.

Ksenia Penkina creates captivating mirror cakes dripping in glossy glaze.

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And, while their exteriors are enticing, their fillings are just as impressive!

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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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