3.18.2011

Inspiration Board: Henna

When I first laid eyes on these gorgeous cakes by Rora Does Cake, I couldn't get over how breathtakingly unique they were. The detailing is so intricate and unusual, at first I thought they were inspired by lace patterns. After a little bit of research, I discovered that they were actually created using henna techniques, and it all started to make sense! It really is a great method to use as design element. The cake sort of becomes a blank canvas, making even the most ordinary dessert feel special!

Almond Banana Bavarian Tart by Foodaholics


Diwali Cupcakes by The Cupcake Place

20 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

OMG they are incredible! I'd love to do something similar but my lack of coordination would put that dream to rest :P

Urvashee said...

Oh my god! These are an amazing find. They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Y said...

Those first cakes in particular, are simply amazing!

lostpastremembered said...

Those cakes just took my breath away... 3-D henna design is spectacular.. amazing job!

Anonymous said...

Simply Stunning! Love love love!

snippetsofthyme said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! My Blackberry "Fool" dessert got posted on Tastespotter close to these cakes. I couldn't take my eyes off of them. Did they take a long time to do? I have to go back and read more...

Kathleen said...

These are all absolutely beautiful!!!

tinytearoom said...

These are fantastic. I'd love to do something like this but mine would look like a something on a 5 year olds art wall rather than anything henna-type

Anonymous said...

STUNNING! What a smart idea!
This is absolutely beautiful and breathe taking!

I would love to have a cake like this for my (FUTURE) wedding

Radhika said...

Erin,
Being an Indian, I love Henna any time of the year. This new Henna avatar on cakes is new to me, soo intuitive though. They just look stunningly uber-cool! and I love it. Just wonder how long it took you to make those intricate patterns (without erring i.e.)?

Angie's Recipes said...

They look breathtakingly beautiful!

Big Boys Oven said...

fabulous!

Диана said...

WOW

dessert girl said...

Snippets and Radhika: Thanks for stopping by! I didn't make these myself. I wish that I had! The creators of each piece is listed under the photo. ~Erin

marla said...

These are absolutely amazing cakes :)

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

These look incredible!

priyanka said...

Hi,
I love to bake and make sugary desserts and so my cousin sent me a link to you blog, I'm from India and loved the traditional henna also called as Mehindi designes on da cakes, very innovative and inspirational, thank you....new to blogging community...you might like http://liferocks-priya.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweet-tooth.html

foodies at home said...

That has got to be one of the most beautiful designs I have ever seen!! I don't even know what to say!

Deeba PAB said...

WOW...that looks exotic! Well done.

Angela said...

Wow. Those cakes are so amazing and so tempting.

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