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!
- RoseCake Style
This budding rose is made entirely out of vanilla cake, buttercream and modelling chocolate. We know. We still can’t believe it either.
- Chocolate Candy Barkawaiisweetworld
What’s more fun than turning a cake into another tasty treat? The possibilities are endless, like this candy bar . . .
- Pouring CandiesRoseAurora on imgur via Bored Panda
. . . this gravity-defying concoction . . .
- Box of ChocolatesCookies Cupcakes and Cardio
. . . or an entire box of candy!
- Tiger TailCookies Cupcakes and Cardio
Next time you need a cake, take a walk on the wild side.
- This Little PiggyCakesDecor via Pinterest
Can’t get enough of animals? Invite this pig . . .
- HedgehogCake Chooser via Pinterest
. . . this hedgehog . . .
- BirdhouseMy Cake School via Pinterest
. . . and these birds to the party!
- Tree StumpPierre Jolie via Pinterest
Feeling rustic chic? Try a tree stump cake much tastier than bark.
- Chocolate PetalsCakes StepByStep
This one looks like an elegant dress or a ballerina, don’t you think?
- LegosRosanna Pansino
This cake is sure to take you straight back to childhood.
- PizzaRosanna Pansino
Pizza pie? No! Pizza CAKE!
- FrappuccinoPixable via Pinterest
Nope, that’s not a close-up of a Starbucks drink. It’s a cake!
- Patriotic FlagCookies Cupcakes and Cardio
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.
- Back to SchoolSweet Jeelees via Pinterest
This one will get your kids excited for school— or at least art class.
- The House From UpClassic Cakes and Confections via Bored Panda
Kids, kids-at-heart, and Disney/Pixar fans will love this one!
- Fairy Tale CarriageZoë Clark Cakes via Pinterest
If classic Disney is more your speed, take a ride in Cinderella’s coach.
- The Sorting HatLmintLevente on imgur via Bored Panda
Prefer the world of Harry Potter? Let the Sorting Hat show you your dessert destiny.
- Beer BucketRouvelee's Creations via Bored Panda
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!
- Stacked BooksSweet With Ivane via Bored Panda
Paging all bibliophiles! Grab a good read . . .
- LibraryAmanda Patterson via Bored Panda
. . . or visit the library!
- Nikon Camerafsumaria via Bored Panda
The photographer in your life will love this one.
- LipstickCakes StepByStep
Indulge in more than one kind of beauty with a cake shaped like your favorite make-up product . . .
- VanityCake Central via Pinterest
. . . or take it one step further with an entire vanity!
- Amelanistic Burmese PythonNorth Star Cakes via Bored Panda
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!