Baking has transcended its roots as a practical activity into a conduit for artistic expression. And like art itself, baked creations can be done in a variety of styles. Ballerina turned pastry chef Maggie Austin takes a realistic approach when working on her multi-tiered cakes.
She creates sugar flowers that look so lifelike that you’d never dream they were actually sweet treats.
Austin’s flawless technique produces exquisite cake flowers that evoke a delicate lyricism.
Their petals are the most stunning part; they have the same curls and crinkled folds that perfectly mimic the real thing.
With such lavish creations, it’s no surprise that Austin’s work has caught the attention of big-name clients.
She’s produced pastries for White House Christmas celebrations, Hollywood parties, and royal weddings.