Mesmerizing Cakes With a Mirrored Glaze Resemble Pieces of Polished Marble

Russian confectioner Olga Noskova creates cakes that look different from most of the sweet treats we're used to eating. While many delectable desserts are adorned with fluffy frosting, Noskova produces vibrant cakes that look like they’re made of porcelain or polished marble—basically, they look too pristine and shiny to be an actual edible. To create this illusion, she uses a special glaze that makes the confectionery surface appear flawlessly smooth and glossy—you can even see your reflection!

Noskova posts her creations on her popular Instagram account, mesmerizing followers with swirling color combinations and decorative sugar shards. Many people want to know how she crafts this special food art, and Redditor SuperDrew124 recently offered some insight by posting directions on how to make a similar “Mirror Glaze.” But if baking isn’t your thing, admire some of our favorite cakes by Noskova, below.

Noskova's cakes are as flawless inside as they are on the outside:

Olga Noskova: Instagram
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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