Architectural Pastry Chef Dinara Kasko Creates Fascinating Geometric Cakes

Architectural Pastry Chef Dinara Kasko Creates Fascinating Geometric Cakes

Architect designer Dinara Kasko engineers cakes using geometric principles and tasty culinary techniques.

The 27-year-old designer combined her passions for design and baking into a lucrative and visually stunning hobby. Kasko began her baking career as a self-taught baker, but she later joined to courses and workshops of many seasoned professional pastry chefs.

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The main elements of her art pieces are "geometric primitives" like rectangles, circles, and triangles. Her palette is mostly red, black and white.

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She embraces the "less is more" mantra with exciting simplicity.

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She uses construction techniques such as the Voronoi diagram, biomimicry, and triangulation, which is a partitioning of a geometric object into tetrahedrons.

"In my case I’m trying to connect architecture, design and patisserie," she told So Good magazine. "A beautiful cake as well as a beautiful building needs preliminary design. It’s necessary to work with the form, volume, composition, proportion, color and texture correctly."

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"Voronoi diagram is a partitioning of a plane into cells based on a mathematical algorithm. Biomimicry is using the models, systems, and elements of nature, macro elements in general. It can be anything, fragmentation of expanding shells in a spiral, herb structure, or the form that bubbles make." she says.

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Ukranian Kasko is baking edible art pieces instead of designing real ones.

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Kasko even designs her cakes to play off the lighting in a particular space. Each cake charms observers with a combined delicacy and scientific uniformity.

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The cakes aren't heavily sculpted with fondant or molding chocolate. Kasko uses the cake molds to bake each cake using simple and traditional baking ingredients.

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If we are talking about 'perfect cake', the Kasko's designs are ultimate art pieces that based on parametric architecture, which means shaping the forms by algorithms.

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All of her compositions have a cinematographic vibe and a sharp soul. The cakes are reminiscent of geometric abstract artists Joseph Albers and Eva Hesse.

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"I rationalize my object, and in the last stage, I assign my own style to the object, which eventually generates a particular concept...

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"When my future creation’s form is complete, I begin to implement it," Kasko said. "In terms of my own molds, first of all, I make them on my computer. Even at this stage, I can create the whole scale, proportions, I can vary the color, texture, choose decorations."

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Via: Dinara Kasko Facebook, So Good...


Written by Tamar Melike Tegün