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Faking It: Cakespy's Favorite Faux Cakes

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When Baking up Chaos asked us to do a guest spot showcasing some of our favorite bakers, we got all excited: we love bakers!

But quickly, the excitement turned to despair: how to choose? Perhaps we love too many bakers. Perhaps this is a problem.

However, another opportunity then occurred: why not showcase our favorite FAKE bakers? Because yes, we confess: we have a John Waters-like obsession with fake food. Here are our for-reals faux favorites:

Artreverie: This is an awesome, Atlanta-based ceramics company headed by the amazing Heather Cunningham. We first came across her work at Babycakes in NYC, where her work is prominently featured in their window. Now, creating a lifelike likeness in ceramic is not an easy thing to do, but Heather does it with ease--her cupcakes actually look real. Delectable, but not delicious...and yet why does that glaze look so tempting? They're available from time to time on her Etsy shop.

Fake cake from Decor Central
Decor Central: Have you ever seen anything more festive than this coconut cupcake? Well, guess what--it's fake! What a fun way to decorate your home...or mess with friends and family?

Fake-Foods.com: Like, oh my god. These people even supply fake foods to Unwrapped! While their pastry offerings are mediocre on the site, what intrigues us here is the prospect of getting a replica made of the dessert of your choice (as featured on our recent gift guide). How cool is that?

Leelee's creationsLeelee's creations
Leelee's Creations: This is like heaven for lovers of fake food--from cupcakes to layer cakes to savory foods too, they've got it all. Their web images are not great, but their product delivers.

My Pink Boutique
My Pink Boutique
: If Marie Antoinette opened a shop specializing in faux patisserie, it would probably look like this. Gorgeous faux cupcakes, petits-fours, and more are on show here!

Zimmerman's Marketplace
Zimmerman Marketplace: Simple but lovely, their fake cakes (especially this faux vanilla buttercream cupcake!) strike our fancy.

Incidentally, when you think faux cakes are you thinking of cakes of the likes of which strippers might pop out? If so, here's a tutorial.
Stay sweet!




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Reader Comments (20)

hahaha, nice tutorial.
Those fake cakes are AMAZING. I love fake food. My country (Japan) is filled with fake food.

These are awesome!

December 12 | Unregistered CommenterWendyB

Whoooooa. I love the fake food in Japan, but these are better!

My friend Rosemarie, one of Toronto's best food stylists, has an amazing faux blow up cake that she and her family bring out for everyone's birthday. it's crazy and tacky and just so much fun. Fake food definitely has a place in our society. I'm not sure why, but it does!

December 12 | Unregistered CommenterDana McCauley

Can I just tell you how much I love you for liking John Waters????

December 12 | Unregistered CommenterEBSanders

These a great! Just the other day I found a shop in Chinatown (NYC) that sold these little cakes and lollipops made out of hand towels- Cute and useful! It's a shame to have to take them apart for use so I'm just keeping them as is. ;)

December 13 | Unregistered CommenterRei Hikari

i wish they weren't fake cause they look so yummy!

December 13 | Unregistered Commentermermaid

I'd like to think I could attempt my hand at designing deceivingly delicious works of art like these, no can do.

Although, I did "bake" a faux diaper cake once for a baby shower! Such talent. How do they do it I wonder?

December 14 | Unregistered Commenter~~louise~~

I am torn - part of me loves these and the talent that is required to create them, but then part of me feels sad that someone might try to eat them and be upset that it's not real cake!

BTW - if you check out my site in the next hour or so you'll see that you've been tagged! Please play!

December 14 | Unregistered CommenterThe Caked Crusader

Gosh, what the heck are those things made out of?

-MC, Shibooya.com

December 14 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Fake cake is just plain mean.

December 14 | Unregistered CommenterPeabody

Fake cake. Why, I hardly know what to think! What a great gift for my mean sister-in-law!

December 15 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine Wilkinson

what horrible treachery!

December 15 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

I NEED one of those ceramic cupcakes. So darned cute. But with my luck, one of my wonderful children would get their rotten little hands on it and break it.

December 15 | Unregistered Commenterrookie cookie

These look so real. My 5.5 years old is standing next to me and doesn't believe it's fake. AND now he wants to make cupcakes just like those! What do I do now? And it's snowing today and will tommorow and he wants cupcakes...

Soooooooooo cool! And no calories?! Perfect!

December 18 | Unregistered CommenterClumbsy Cookie

this is a colourful article. i really like these delicious cake.
Leelee's Creations is the cutest one.
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June 13 | Unregistered Commenternaeem kh

its very delicious....sweet.....amazing......great its very nice selection such a great ideas looking very beautifully shape i am loving it,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,. :)
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June 14 | Unregistered Commentersaim
This is a great post. i like it
October 11 | Unregistered Commenterfaisal
keep sharing. i really like it
October 25 | Unregistered Commentershagufta
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