Now more than ever, it seems like cakes are becoming increasingly complex in their decoration. Rather than just being food, they’ve transcended into works of art. Berlin-based pastry chef Juliana Tar, aka Culinary Dots, produces awe-inspiring desserts that resemble vibrant bouquets of fresh florals. We’ve marveled over these types of cakes before with buttercream flower confections. Tar’s creations, however, are a twist on that trend; she has perfected the all-natural raw cake.
A raw cake is often part of a vegan diet, and the tasty treats are no-bake desserts. Typically, they get their sweetness from dried fruit, raw agave nectar, or other natural sweeteners. To achieve their bright colors, spices such as turmeric—which has a gorgeous orange hue—are used. Although Tar does not reveal her recipes, she does share some of the ingredients like Mexican vanilla, wild berries, and blue matcha. Together, they help form edible art that’s blossoming with exquisite texture, while also showcasing the delicious beauty that’s capable when you work with all-natural ingredients.