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Architect turned cake-maker serves up mouth-watering geometric 3D-printed cakes

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These 3D-printed cake moulds offer strange and geometric edible delights
These 3D-printed cake moulds offer strange and geometric edible delights
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One of the early geometric moulds dubbed '3X3X3 Spheres'
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One of the early geometric moulds dubbed '3X3X3 Spheres'
One of the early geometric moulds dubbed '3X3X3 Spheres'
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One of the early geometric moulds dubbed '3X3X3 Spheres'
The 'Heart' cake covered in a shiny black glaze
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The 'Heart' cake covered in a shiny black glaze
Inside the black 'Heart'
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Inside the black 'Heart'
An early mould design called the 'Chocolate Block'
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An early mould design called the 'Chocolate Block'
Inside the 'Chocolate Block'
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Inside the 'Chocolate Block'
Another look at the 'Chocolate Block'
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Another look at the 'Chocolate Block'
The 'Chocolate Block'
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The 'Chocolate Block'
The Bubbles is the most organically inspired piece from Kasko
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The Bubbles is the most organically inspired piece from Kasko
Inside 'The Bubbles'
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Inside 'The Bubbles'
A look at the computer design behind the 'Bubbles'
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A look at the computer design behind the 'Bubbles'
An insight into how the cake comes out of the mould
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An insight into how the cake comes out of the mould
3D printing the 'Bubbles'
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3D printing the 'Bubbles'
The newest mould for sale is called the 'Cluster'
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The newest mould for sale is called the 'Cluster'
The Cluster
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The Cluster
Inspired by the mathematical principle of the Voronoi diagram 
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Inspired by the mathematical principle of the Voronoi diagram 
The Cluster is the most intriguingly deconstructed design so far from Kasko
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The Cluster is the most intriguingly deconstructed design so far from Kasko
Inside the 'Cluster'
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Inside the 'Cluster'
Cutting the chocolate strips for the 'Geometrical kinetic tarts'
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Cutting the chocolate strips for the 'Geometrical kinetic tarts'
The process behind the latest geometric tart
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The process behind the latest geometric tart
A geometric design from the first set of experiments from Kasko
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A geometric design from the first set of experiments from Kasko
A geometric design from the first set of experiments from Kasko
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A geometric design from the first set of experiments from Kasko
A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
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A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
Inside the rock-like cake
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Inside the rock-like cake
A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
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A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
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A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
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A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
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A geometric design from the first set of Kasko's experiments
The Heart
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The Heart
Inside the Heart
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Inside the Heart
The original red Heart
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The original red Heart
One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
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One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
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One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
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One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
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One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
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One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
The original 3X3X3 Sphere
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The original 3X3X3 Sphere
Inside the 3X3X3 Sphere
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Inside the 3X3X3 Sphere
These 3D-printed cake moulds offer strange and geometric edible delights
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These 3D-printed cake moulds offer strange and geometric edible delights
Inside the triangle cake
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Inside the triangle cake
Close up of the triangular ripples
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Close up of the triangular ripples
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Dinara Kasko started off her career as an architect but quickly discovered her passions lay elsewhere. Blending her architectural skills with an interest in baking she incorporated novel 3D-printed molds into her process to create stunningly unique geometric cakes and pastries. Her latest creation is a collaboration with Miami-based artist Jose Margulis dubbed "Geometrical kinetic tarts."

The explosion of 3D printing technology has of course infiltrated the world of food and we've seen a wide assortment of 3D-printed edibles. From a bizarre 3D-printed pizza to weird sugar structures and other odd creations, many have tried to use the technology to very literally "print food."

Former architect Dinara Kasko has a different take on the technology. Using modern computer modeling and 3D printing technology she has created a variety of geometric molds to generate food that looks unlike anything ever previously created.

One of the early geometric moulds dubbed '3X3X3 Spheres'
One of the early geometric moulds dubbed '3X3X3 Spheres'

Kasko initially created a series of different 3D-printed geometric molds comprised of six different models based on simple geometrical figures. The result was a set of several small, concrete-like objects, that when cut open revealed a complex and delicious cake.

Another early experiment was called "The Bubbles." This creation was inspired by biomimicry, with Kasko generating a strangely organic, bubbling outer shell of white chocolate mouse, hiding an stunning array of surprises inside.

"I model my molds in 3DMAX, print the master model on 3D printer and cast the mold of silicone," writes Kasko of the process in creating the bubble designs.

The Bubbles is the most organically inspired piece from Kasko
The Bubbles is the most organically inspired piece from Kasko

Inside 'The Bubbles'
Inside 'The Bubbles'

Many of Kasko's designs lean into a type of fascinating artifice that contrasts with the edible nature of the results. Sharp, odd triangular lines dominate the creations, creating forms of cakes that have never really been possible before. A recently revealed series of heart cakes highlighted this interesting dichotomy.

The latest inspired work is a collaborative series inspired by the 3D sculptures of artist Jose Margulis. Translating these large plastic compositions into cakes required Kasko to enlist some engineer friends. Using precisely cut strips of colored chocolate, the final result is a collection of tarts, each with unique waveform designs.

Kasko labeled the project, "a magical collaboration of three artists: a sculptor, an engineer and a pastry chef – each of us an artist in their own domain."

One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis
One of the latest designs inspired by artist Jose Margulis

Kasko is selling her 3D-printed molds along with recipes on her website. The newest model of mold is called the "Cluster" and was the result of a collaboration with parametric designer Andrej Pavlov. This deconstructive form is modeled on a mathematical principle called a Voronoi diagram and is one of the most compelling and complex designs created so far.

The Cluster
The Cluster

With 3D printing crossing into virtually every creative field imaginable at the moment, Dinara Kasko's deliciously modern creations are serving up cakes in a truly new and unique form.

Click through to the gallery for a look at some of Kasko's other intriguingly mouth-watering creations.

Source: Dinara Kasko

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2 comments
Paul Anthony
Some of those molds look pretty challenging to get the cake out of. I wonder how they did that.
Riaanh
Wow, fascinating, looks delicious.