Wow! It’s Hard to Believe These 25 Cakes Are Really Cakes!

Sometimes, a cake is just a cake. Other times? A cake is incredible, edible art— and we just can’t get enough! We don’t mean eating them, either; oh no. When a cake looks this beautiful, we’re satisfied just looking at it. Plus, we’d feel pretty guilty cutting into it! Still, these impressive designs were meant to be eaten, and that makes all the work and creativity that goes into them that much more special. Take a look at some of our favorite decorated cakes that we can’t even believe ARE cakes and get inspired, get ideas— and get hungry!

  1. Rose

  2. This budding rose is made entirely out of vanilla cake, buttercream and modelling chocolate. We know. We still can’t believe it either.


  3. Chocolate Candy Bar

  4. What’s more fun than turning a cake into another tasty treat? The possibilities are endless, like this candy bar . . .


  5. Pouring Candies

  6. . . . this gravity-defying concoction . . .


  7. Box of Chocolates

  8. . . . or an entire box of candy!


  9. Tiger Tail

  10. Next time you need a cake, take a walk on the wild side.


  11. This Little Piggy

  12. Can’t get enough of animals? Invite this pig . . .


  13. Hedgehog

  14. . . . this hedgehog . . .


  15. Birdhouse

  16. . . . and these birds to the party!


  17. Tree Stump

  18. Feeling rustic chic? Try a tree stump cake much tastier than bark.


  19. Chocolate Petals

  20. This one looks like an elegant dress or a ballerina, don’t you think?


  21. Legos

  22. This cake is sure to take you straight back to childhood.


  23. Pizza

  24. Pizza pie? No! Pizza CAKE!


  25. Frappuccino

  26. Nope, that’s not a close-up of a Starbucks drink. It’s a cake!


  27. Patriotic Flag

  28. Just in time for the Fourth of July comes this cake that’s not only topped with the red-white-and-blue, but has a flag INSIDE it.


  29. Back to School

  30. This one will get your kids excited for school— or at least art class.


  31. The House From Up

  32. Kids, kids-at-heart, and Disney/Pixar fans will love this one!


  33. Fairy Tale Carriage

  34. If classic Disney is more your speed, take a ride in Cinderella’s coach.


  35. The Sorting Hat

  36. Prefer the world of Harry Potter? Let the Sorting Hat show you your dessert destiny.


  37. Beer Bucket

  38. Keep this one away from the drinks— somebody’s definitely going to reach for a beer and get a handful of cake instead. It’s that realistic!


  39. Stacked Books

  40. Paging all bibliophiles! Grab a good read . . .


  41. Library

  42. . . . or visit the library!


  43. Nikon Camera

  44. The photographer in your life will love this one.


  45. Lipstick

  46. Indulge in more than one kind of beauty with a cake shaped like your favorite make-up product . . .


  47. Vanity

  48. . . . or take it one step further with an entire vanity!


  49. Amelanistic Burmese Python

  50. This one looks WAY too real. I’d be afraid to eat it!

How awesome are these cakes?! So many bakers have so much creativity and skill; it’s amazing. What’s the most impressive cake you’ve ever seen— or eaten?! Have you ever attempted to make something like one of these cakes yourself? Check out this gallery from Bored Panda and tell us your cake tales!