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What This Artist Created With Sugar And Rock Candy Should Be In A Museum

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If you’ve ever spent an afternoon watching those baking competitions on TV, you’ve probably experienced the mind-boggling thing that happens when extremely talented people pick up piping bags and sheets of fondant. In a matter of hours, these skilled bakers somehow manage to create delicious, flawlessly executed cakes that double as incredible works of art.

Rachael Teufel of Intricate Icings Cake Design is one of those culinary geniuses. While all of her work blurs the line between fine art and cake decoration, one of her most recent projects is making waves online for obvious reasons.

Teufel’s geode-inspired cake really sets her apart. Designed for an events industry party, everything presented that night was inspired by different aspects of human emotion. Tasked with focusing on joy, she crafted this stunning amethyst geode cake.

After covering a tiered cake in white fondant, the artist created an edible geode using granulated sugar and rock candy. Once the formation was complete, she molded it with modeling chocolate. Her use of color really does a great job of mimicking the natural gradient of the gemstone in its natural form.

The addition of gold leaf adds a luxurious dimension to an already rich design. “This cake took about 16 hours to create,” she writes, “with several more hours of planning before actually constructing it.”

“I knew that I wanted to create a show-stopping cake and use the geode as the focal point, creating an awe-inspiring visual experience for the guests,” she explained.

The dimensionality of this piece really can’t be captured in still images. This video will give you a better idea of what viewers experienced that day.

(via Bustle)

Although this cake was designed as more of a display piece, Tuefel always makes sure that her cakes are as delicious as they are stunning so that they leave a lasting impact on her customers.

To see more of Rachael Tuefel’s work, be sure to check out her website. For regular updates, follow Intricate Icings on Instagram!