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11 Creative and Unusual Cake Designs

When somebody says “cake“, we typically imagine a round baked sweet, most often decorated with fancy flowers and ribbons, layered together from different kinds of goodies. However, the first cakes, recorded in Ancient Rome and Greece, were way different: the Romans would simply enhance basic bread dough with butter, eggs and honey, and the more creative Greeks would make their version of a cheesecake, using goat’s milk. The term “cake”, however, originates from the times of the Vikings, and their Old Norse word for it, “kaka”.

Whichever one it is – cheesecake, sponge cake, butter cake, fruit cake – just the sight of it usually makes our mouths water. Recently, however, confectioners started to get a bit more creative with the decorations we’re so used to seeing. Not only were the good old flowers replaced with a bit more odd figurines (like, for instance, little piglets), but the shapes of the desserts started to vary from funny to bizarre. Here’s a selection of some quite extraordinary cake designs out there – how would you feel if you were served one that’s disguised as turkey or a human baby?

1. ‘Pigs in The Mud’ Cake

Image credits: Taartjes van Fiona

2. Snake Cake

Image credits: North Star Cakes

3. Nikon Cake

Image credits: fsumaria

4. Turkey Cake

Image credits: Sarah Hardy

5. Ice Age Cake

Image credits: imgur

6. Carrot Pot Cake

Image credits: The Partiologist

7. Human Cakes

Image credits: Michelle Wibowo

Image credits: unknown

8. Octopus Cake

Image credits: Karen Portaleo

9. Beer Bucket Cake

Image credits: Rouvelee

10. James Bond Wedding Cake

Image credits: David Malki

11. Panda Cake

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  • Lynda Tham via Facebook


  • Love Home Cake via Facebook

    Karen Portaleo with her Octopuc Cake is just exceptionalnot sure, though, i would want to eat that on my birthday…:))

  • Helen Yue via Facebook

    Lol Lynda! I’ll take the panda cake obviously. Are you going to bake it for me? :p

  • Tsvia Zanger-Horesh via Facebook

    Batia Murvitz, Nadav Horesh some ideas for your next cake!

  • Suzanne J Zoubeck via Facebook

    Panda bears are too cute! Cannot resist!!! Some are scary/creepy but all are amazing!

  • Sarah Mursell via Facebook

    pigs in mudcake

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  • Hayley Anne Mauger via Facebook

    Suzie Ashford these are tops :-)

  • man

    those were some cool cakes

  • Ying Wan

    carrot cakes actually not bad