A Ukrainian architect-turned-confectioner, pioneering a new method of making desserts using a 3D printer, has teamed up with American artist José Margulis to produce a new series of mind-blowing cakes.
Dinara Kasko, originally from Kharkiv, hit the headlines earlier this year with her architecturally complex and visually stunning cakes, made by using silicone moulds modelled with 3D printing software. And yes, they’re edible!
With a background in architecture, Kasko brings her eye for aesthetics to the forefront of her cooking: “From the moment I got into patisserie I decided to try and add something new to it… I realised that the appearance is as important as taste,” she told Dezeen in an interview.
As well as creating these works of delicious art, she also sells her mass-produced moulds on her website, along with her recipes. One of her most famous edible sculptures is Cake Bubbles, a dessert with layers of guava, mango, meringue and sponge cocooned in a white chocolate bubble shell, set in a silicone mould.
However, more recently Kasko has pushed the boundaries even further in her latest collaboration with Miami-based mixed-media artist José Margulis. Working closely with Margulis, Kasko has created a series of Kinetic Tarts, inspired by the artist’s works. These impressive, multi-layered structures were created by using industrial cutting machines that sliced up sheets of red and white chocolate, which were subsequently placed on top of a square-shaped berry tart.
“I tried to transform his creations, made of plastic, aluminium and acrylic, into something edible, using basic techniques and ingredients… Yet, I wanted to preserve his message and feel,” Kasko revealed. “I was transforming the object of art into something edible that would later perish, while emphasising the ephemeral art, its fleetingness in our life.”
Sitting somewhere between art and baking, and playing with both digital and manual tools of production, Kasko seems to be pioneering and promoting an exciting new gastronomic discipline.
For more information on Dinara Kasko and her inventive recipes, click here to visit her website.