The realistic looking cake trend may have gone too far. For the last few years bakers have gone overboard trying to turn cake into very realistic looking objects, then posting them on Instagram. A houseplant, a bottle of hand sanitizer, a dog with it’s head chopped, toilet paper, shoes, etc. Now a cake that looks like a man in a hospital bed has gone viral.
The cake is actually fondant, and if you’re wondering what that is, think of Play Doh. Fondant is made of sugar, water, and corn syrup. For sculpting and shaping, gelatin or glycerin is added. It’s not really very good. You can But, that’s not the point. Taste is sacrificed for the coolness of creating something that is more like an art project.
This picture has gone viral.