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Let Us Eat Cake

Each week we bring you a selection of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013

We're enjoying a sugar high today, as Good Things and Present & Correct serve up a delicious array of cake based creativity

Julia Child once said, "a party without cake is just a meeting" and she was not wrong. So this week we bring you a virtual festival of baked goods to celebrate the best and most beautiful in the art of cake.

For the Milan Furniture Fair in 2012, Ryosuke Fukusada created a cake pan which churns out little chairs, tables and sideboards. Icing them would be so much fun, eating them even more so.

Sapore dei mobili/Furniture pan
Sapore dei mobili/Furniture pan © Ryosuke Fukusada
Furniture Cakes
Furniture Cakes © Ryosuke Fukusada

"Imagine if your nan, who was heavily influenced by 80s and 90s hip hop, tried to make you a really nice cake" This is the premise of Beccy McCray's project Like Fat Kid Love Cake. The results are beautiful and witty.
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013
Beccy McCray: Like Fat Kid Love Cake, 2013

Icing a cake is a wonderful past time but if you’re strapped for minutes, then Mischer Traxler have developed a robot that will do it for you. Delicate, spirograph-like streams of icing make for the finest sponges around.
Till You Stop: Cake Decoration Robot by Mischer'Traxler Studio
Till You Stop: Cake Decoration Robot by Mischer'Traxler Studio
Purpose have condensed the aesthetic of some iconic cakes into lovely graphic prints. Battenburg is even more irresistible now!
Cherry Bakewell, 2013
Cherry Bakewell, 2013 Artwork by Purpose
Tiramisu, 2013
Tiramisu, 2013 Artwork by Purpose
Millionnaire's Shortbread, 2013
Millionnaire's Shortbread, 2013 Artwork by Purpose
Battenberg, 2013
Battenberg, 2013 Artwork by Purpose
New York Cheesecake, 2013
New York Cheesecake, 2013 Artwork by Purpose

Mary Ellen Johnson paints mouth watering hyperreal paintings, imbuing her cakes with a hint of soft focus and soft rock album covers. The oozing chocolate eclair verges on the pornographic.
Big Banana Split, 2011
Big Banana Split, 2011 Artwork by Mary Ellen Johnson
Big Chocolate Eclair, 2012
Big Chocolate Eclair, 2012 Artwork by Mary Ellen Johnson
Big S'mores, 2010
Big S'mores, 2010 Artwork by Mary Ellen Johnson
Lemon Meringue, 2012
Lemon Meringue, 2012 Artwork by Mary Ellen Johnson
Hot Fudge Sundae Cake, 2011
Hot Fudge Sundae Cake, 2011 Artwork by Mary Ellen Johnson
Since Jason Fulford introduced us to the Donut Seed, life has been so much better. Nothing beats picking a donut as you leave the house for work in the morning.
Donut Seeds by Jason Fulford
Donut Seeds by Jason Fulford

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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