Dinara Kasko’s Geometric Cakes Are From Another Dimension
If there’s anything we’ve learned from Bake Off it’s that mathematics have always had their place in cooking, particular when it comes to pastry. But geometrics have been taken to a whole new level by Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko. Take a look at Kasko’s incredible sculptural cake line-up named ‘Kinetic Tarts’.
Working with an array of artists across various disciplines, Kasko uses algorithms and 3D printing to create some truly stunning show-stoppers. The cakes started life out as multi-layered, three-dimensional works by artist José Margulis, before architect-turned-patisserie chef Dinara Kasko turns them into tasty treat.
The Kinetic Tarts are the result of a collaboration between Kakso and Margulis for food publication So Good. Miami-based mixed-media artist Margulis forms his sculptures from layers of multi-coloured plastic sheets that create geometric patterns that change depending on the angle you view them.
Drawing from her experience as an architect, Kasko’s desserts all have characteristics borrowed from the world of architecture. This means the chef has been known to use silicone moulds modelled with Autodesk’s 3ds Max software.
Inspired by the work of Margulis, Kasko asked the artist to sketch some ideas and worked from the drawings to create a series of edible sculptures. Chocolate was cut up by industrial cutting machines, before each long geometric shard was assembled on top of a square-shaped berry tart.
If you like the look of Dinara Kasko’s ‘Kinetic Tarts’, head over to the Dinara Kasko Website where you can see all of the pastry artist’s creations, including ‘Cake Bubbles’ which are cocooned in a white chocolate bubble shell.