Inspired by Dutch painters and iconic artists such as Chagall and Klimt, Julie Simon transfers this richness and intricacy to her own canvas, which is cake. Her ornate and lush cakes resemble famous paintings and exquisite flower bouquets that look too real to eat. You’d probably want to rather put these masterpieces on your windowsill or hang them on your wall if they were not made entirely out of sugar. These are the cakes with a real "wow factor," and they will please your eyes before your taste buds!

“I have been baking since I was a little girl. My parents are great cooks, but they didn’t bake, so that fell to me. I loved trying out delicious recipes and making them look pretty. I have been a visual artist my whole life and work in many media. But I didn’t think about putting the two things together until a trip to London over 20 years ago. I visited Harris’s famous food hall and fell in love with the intricately designed lace confections. I soon began to teach myself how to make sugar flowers from whatever books I could get my hands on—there weren’t many back then! Over the years, I’ve continued to challenge myself to make more daring and elaborate designs. The bigger the challenge, the better!” the artist told Bored Panda.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | juliesimoncakes.com

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

This looks like a 'Game of Thrones' wedding cake: so dark and dramatic.

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Los Angeles-based Julie Simon is now recognized worldwide with 47.3k followers on Instagram and having worked with the biggest names in the entertainment industry to take their celebrations to another level. When Kylie Jenner was celebrating her daughter Stormi’s first birthday, she chose Simon to create a whimsical carousel with antique flourishes. She’s also made an extraordinary gothic cake towering over 8 feet for Netflix’s Selling Sunset star, Christine Quinn.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago (edited)

This cake flower is stunning: intricate in detail and nuance.

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Bored Panda keeps introducing artists who turn confectionery into art, and their creativity is limitless. For more mouth-watering designs, check out these incredible cakes that look like paradise islands, these realistic and cartoony cakes that show that everything can be a cake, or these masterful pop culture-inspired cakes!

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Dan Abramsky
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2 months ago

...But I want a corner piece....

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lara
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2 months ago

There is an excellent movie about the "discovery" and "recovery" of this masterpiece. It was stolen by the Nazis in WWII and ended up in a German museum. Finally, the woman, the last surviving member of her family recovered the painting. Excellent story, beautiful painting: "The Woman in Gold."

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Reginald Joseph
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2 months ago

SO beautiful

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

I like how the colours of the fruit and flowers pop on top, and conversely, how the champagne gold is muted, and not brassy and loud. I like the top tier the best.

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Lonely Ghost town
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2 months ago

I love this

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

This cake is definitely reminiscent of a floral painting by one of the Dutch masters.

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Loving the woodland fantasy.

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Cynthia Putnam
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2 months ago

Wish I could afford her

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Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Light and cheerfull.

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spirit wolf
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2 months ago

Imagine telling Jan Brueghel the elder or any other flower painting Renaissance bro that this is actually cake, not flowers.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

The cake is so pretty in pink!

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Ms Forty Seven
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2 months ago

Finally, one I can actually imagine eating!

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Mary Padgett
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2 months ago

Gorgeous flower sugar-work!

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ChinaPandas122
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2 months ago

stop downvoting for no reason people you upvote rude ones and downvote random things that IS NOT OFFENSIVE!!!

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Mary Padgett
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2 months ago

Beautiful representation of an Asian garden! The intricate layering of each important detail from the crystals to the bark, cherry-blossoms and humming birds - great balance of texture and tones. Textbook approach with an artistic flair.

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ArhomR
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2 months ago

Almost Rococo in style.

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Mary Padgett
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2 months ago

Such an intricate layering of patterns and details.

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Elaine Mattingly
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Fathers Day.

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Jane Alexander
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2 months ago

Oh, yes, That one.

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Ms Forty Seven
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2 months ago

Gorgeous

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Manely.

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Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Beautiful! Clean lines.

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Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

I need to keep my opinion to myself .

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Need to check blood sugar level just to look.

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I'd be afraid somebody would water it.

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Mary Padgett
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2 months ago

Very appropriate for the baroque period. Lovely little painting hiding in the center!

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Ms Forty Seven
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2 months ago

Looks so yummy!

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

This is probably the most simple cake here by far. It's still too pretty to eat, though.

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Mary Padgett
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2 months ago

Getting that deep blue and red in the flowers with still a hint of tonality and depth is fantastic. Great sugar-work!

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago (edited)

The romance conveyed in this cake would be lovely for a wedding.

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Incredible. Such skill and creativity.

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George Hudacko
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2 months ago

Most amazing flower work I have ever seen!

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

The detail on the cake reminds me of intricate plasterwork. Beautiful.

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2 months ago

Sugar silver-dollars?! They are so thin - that is amazing!

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Mary Padgett
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Lovely how she picked up the tones in the intricate sugar-flowers and recreated them in the hombre icing effect dark to light.

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Mary Padgett
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Great way to visually bring the eye from the top to the bottom and back up again. Textbook artistic layout executed well!

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Mary Padgett
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2 months ago

Fantastic light colors to balance out the earthiness of the gritty stone-like effect.

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AlfalfaCow
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1 month ago

Imagine if the woman was the cake

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