Cakes are no longer just dessert served to guests on special occasions. Today, many of them are true edible works of art! To prove this, we present to you a cake artist whose works won the First International Best Prize at Cake International in 2017, the world’s largest cake competition held in the UK.

Chinese patissier Zhou Yi is best known as “Sugar King” in his native country and looking at his incredibly detailed and beautiful handmade works, it’s easy to understand why. Yi molds fondant into human figurines that look more like porcelain dolls than edible decorations. His works mostly feature elements of Chinese culture and traditional art. One of his best works includes Wu Zetian, China’s first and only female emperor, which was presented at the cake competition. The statue was so incredibly detailed that the viewers could even count her eyelashes!

Yi has spent many hours learning Chinese techniques of food carving and dough modeling. Therefore, we can now certainly call him a grandmaster when it comes to molding fondant into figurines and accessories. He even operates a cake workshop named Suzhou, near Shanghai, and regularly posts his intricate works on his social media accounts for his fans.

More info: Instagram | 54zhuchu.com

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MARY ANN Hannah
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5 days ago

beautiful

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Katherine Buettner
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3 days ago

The peacock is like, "Oh my GOSH. Did you see that person's outfit? How DARE they go outside with those shoes."

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Karin Gibson
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Wow so talented. It's a shame that these are cakes and therefore so transient

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A K
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He strong

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Animal lover❤
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2 days ago

Wow

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A K
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5 days ago

#Mulan

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A K
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5 days ago

I can’t describe how I feel about this elegant extravagant magical thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Misty Suarez-Forehand
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5 days ago

Love it

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A K
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5 days ago

How just how?!?!?!?!

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Jasmina Pavlovic
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4 days ago

The Moon Princess ...

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MARY ANN Hannah
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5 days ago

wow, beautiful

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MermaidsAndDragons
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6 days ago

This one's my favorite!

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A K
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5 days ago

Should be higher up

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Animal lover❤
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2 days ago

The sword 0.0

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Frances Barrett
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5 days ago

I cannot believe these are just cakes. Who would dare to start to eat even a morsel. Pure works of art

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Misty Suarez-Forehand
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The hand tho .... lol

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A K
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5 days ago

The prettiest so far

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MARY ANN Hannah
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wow, beautiful

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MARY ANN Hannah
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wow, beautiful

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Jasmina Pavlovic
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4 days ago

The tail ... 🦊

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A K
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5 days ago

Take chill pill. Okay then.....

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Avery S Alberico
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4 days ago

Best friend Cockatoos <3 :)

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Sharon Hahn
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4 days ago

What is he leaning against on the back of the chair?

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A K
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5 days ago

Nice hair

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A K
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5 days ago

OMG

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Bettina Jansen
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5 days ago

love the little smoke plume <3

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Jasmina Pavlovic
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4 days ago

Beautiful 💘💘💘

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MARY ANN Hannah
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5 days ago

Breathe taking

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Boob window!

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Frances Barrett
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5 days ago

The facial expressions are amazing

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Jasmina Pavlovic
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4 days ago

I love the mushrooms ... so shiny 🍄🍄🍄

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2 days ago

How is it standing upright!?!?!

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Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
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5 days ago

need that dress

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May L
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5 days ago

It is the Monkey King with his magical staff. Beautifully done.

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SilverFoX
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2 days ago

The snow wizard returns. It's so beautiful

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Frances Barrett
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5 days ago

words fail me

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MARY ANN Hannah
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wow, beautiful

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A K
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Should be higher

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Up All Night
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5 days ago

That's not how an angry tiger looks. That's how a tiger with back pain looks.

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A K
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5 days ago

Cutecutecutecutecutecutecutecute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A K
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Anime lol

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Kyra Drachenlady
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6 days ago

onmyoji!

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JOY JACKSON
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1 day ago

That looks like the anime version of Aunt Grizelda from the lorax lmao

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A K
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The nails tho

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Dorothy Cloud
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4 days ago

check out his little white toes!

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A K
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5 days ago

She is skinny

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Lorrie Finley
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4 days ago

The figures are exquisite but the females are abnormally thin to the point of anorexic which makes me sad. He could easily make them a healthier weight & they would still be as lovely.

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A K
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#Bffs

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A K
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She looks like me but prettier 😂

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A K
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She evil

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A K
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She will haunt me in my dreams

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Avery S Alberico
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4 days ago

"I don't need Mario, I'm perfectly capable to save myself(although it might come as a shock to you!)"

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A bit see- through.....😬😱

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Pervinca
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Wow, I don't know if these cakes also taste good. But sure they are wonderful..This is art and require a lot of hard work and talent...Compliments!!

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Bettina Jansen
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5 days ago

bondage cake, for a sub-niversary ? :-)

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A K
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5 days ago

Exquisite