Ukrainian architect becomes first 3D pastry chef in the world
28-year-old Dinara Kasko from Charkow in Ukraine is primarily an architect and designer. When she went on maternity leave two years ago she would never have believed she'd become world-famous for her seemingly unspectacular hobby: she is a passionate baker.
When she found herself at home with a baby all the time, she started experimenting in the kitchen with traditional baking forms and recipes. But she's a little too creative to stick with tradition, as you'll see.
Her architecture training clearly helped. Or maybe you could say she channeled her design mind in a new direction. She began combining traditional pastry craftsmanship with modern technology. At first she'd design a new "cake artwork" on the computer.
Then she'd print it out with a 3D printer. This way she'd have the exact shape in front of her that she was aiming to create in the oven.
Next, she'd use the 3D model to generate a silicon baking form.
It's simply stunning what Dinara conjured up between her office and her kitchen — and it's all edible! Though you have to wonder, who would want to destroy one of these?
Her creativity knows no bounds, and all poured into these brilliant sweet confections.
It looks like she's discovered the key to breaking the barriers of physics in baking!
And what might even be harder to imagine: Dinara doesn't have a babysitter. She's been making these works of art during her child's naps.
Yes, you read that right. While her kid naps. (Don't worry if that just made you feel like an underachiever. I was dusting under the sofa while my kiddo napped. Dinara was breaking world records for pastry amazing-ness.)
It is genuinely hard to believe that this gorgeous thing is a cake and not some mysterious deepwater ocean flora.
The real question is, who gets to enjoy this delicacies?! Dinara's dinner parties must be VERY popular.
How about this torte for an environmentally-friendly Christmas tree? Refrigerate overnight, place it out in the living room during the day, and feast on it at the end of the holidays. Count me in.
It goes without saying that Dinara's Instagram account is a must-see. Check it out and brace yourself: it's filled with more mind-blowing creations.