Have Your Earth Cake and Eat It, Too!
As the saying goes, there is always room for dessert. But if your cake piece is as huge and as delectable as this Slice of Earth Cake, you might be too full to ask for second servings! As featured on Flickr, this edible work of art was created by Bron of bronte.cakes.
Bron fashioned the Slice of Earth Cake for the 20th birthday of her son, who is taking up geology. This unique cake features a longitudinal section of earth, with the layers of soil visible from all angles. The different soil horizons are indicated by various colors, as hand painted by the artist on fondant icing. You can see the details from the loamy topsoil layer to the dense chocolaty bedrock layer on the bottom.
And though the base is chocolate mud cake (no pun intended) with ganache filling, this tasty creation definitely doesn’t taste like dirt! Even little pieces of rock-shaped fondant are added to resemble stones. The same fondant icing was used to form the letters and the birthday greetings.
The cake designer got the inspiration from this shirt print by Tim Babb, as featured on Threadless. The clever design, entitled Geology 2, shows the same earth slice cake on a dessert plate with a fork on the side. Who would have thought someone would turn this graphic idea into a real cake?
Bron has been shaping her pastry masterpieces for years. Some of her personal favorites include cake tributes to her favorite rugby teams as well as wedding cakes and other special birthday cakes.
Needless to say, this Slice of Earth cake looks too good to eat. It makes one wonder: does slicing this cake block reveal the same layers of earth on the inside? There’s only one way to find out, right?