Cakes have always been used as those wonderful desserts, which you eat a little, and put on your face a lot more! Most of us just love cakes. Baking a good cake is an art. It has evolved into various forms like pastries with cream, decorative fondants as toppings, etc. And now, with social media, people are putting a lot of effort into making cake arts. Yep – you might not even want to eat these cake arts – they look so beautiful. The people making cake arts are known as cake artists. They also have their individual contents. Zhou Yi is a cake artist who won the 2017 First International Best Prize at Cake International. This is the biggest cake competition in the world held in the United Kingdom.
Zhou Yi is known as the Sugar King. His hands are skilled in making cakes, and he puts in an incredible amount of details in his cakes. He uses his hands carefully to mold the fondant into an almost life-like human figure. They look like dolls made of porcelain. To capture his own tradition, Zhou Yi’s cake decorations represent Chinese culture and tradition. One of his most praised works is on Wu Zetian – the first and the only female Chinese Emperor. This was the cake presented in the competition and the detailed eyelashes mesmerized the judges and the viewers.
As many say, practice makes perfect. Zhou Yi took a lot of time to learn the technique of dough modeling and food carving in China. He has become a grandmaster when it comes to molding fondant. He has a workshop in Suzhou and he posts his amazing work there for his followers.
Am I looking beautiful?
Don’t let the book fall, sweet girl.
Princess in the island
I’m a Barbie Girl, in the frosting world
Dancing till the end of times
Catch me if you can
Jack Sparrow is back!
Let me see the world on my own
Are you looking for me?
New Samurai Jack
Let me unsheathe my water sword
The Lady of the Waters
Don’t mess with the Mesopotamian King
A lovely scene in the garden
I am independent
Let me fly to the moon
Am I bothering you?
I have so much wisdom, but no one to listen.
Will you play with me?
Art needs no boundaries and Yi’s cake arts show just that. They are truly magnificent.
All images: Skzhouyi