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.