Cake Decorating Is An Art Form

It's safe to say: all day we dream about cake

We are a food-obsessed culture, especially when it comes to dessert; we love making it, eating it, and having it prepared right in front of our eyes. Frosting preferences aside, there is something mesmerizing about watching someone decorate a cake. Shows like Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, and Cake Wars are all the rage with viewers eager to know the secret behind creating amazing designs.

Cake decorating is an art form that encompases many skills and techniques. Master chocolatier Jacques Torres and master pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel are just two of the many figures known for their stunning designs. New York City is filled with a multitude of specialty shops, such as Magnolia Bakery and Empire Cake, who give us a peek behind the scenes, but thanks to the rise of Instagram and Snapchat, we get a front-row seat to the show even from afar. Here are 12 delicious creations that have us glued to the screen.

Beautiful Swiss meringue buttercream blossoms.


Go for the gold with gold leaf decorations.

A giant cake cupcake.

A color explosion. 

All about that glaze.

Master of cake flowers. 

Cakes that are out of this world. 

A chocolate lover's dream.

Cakes that rock. 

Incredibly mesmerizing colors.

Colorful, ganache-laden cakes.

Serious flower power.