Incredible Cake Sculptures by Karen Portaleo

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The cakes are the work of Highland Bakery, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The team of bakers is headed by Karen Portaleo, a former clay sculptor, She said: “When a client comes in I try and get a feel for their event and what they want – normally they are trying to tell a story about themselves.

I try not to take much longer than two days because the cake has to be tasty and fresh. If it’s a really complex cake then we will work through the night to keep it moist…”

Realistic Zelda Cake Design

Realistic Cake Designs by Karen Portaleo

Sumo Cake

Sumo Cake Designs by Karen Portaleo

Octopus Cake

Octopus Cake Designs by Karen Portaleo

Recently the bakers created an octopus complete with tentacles and suckers for a charity event held for a local aquarium. The cake, which weighed more than 3,000 ounces, was donated to the cause

Louis Vuitton Trunk Cake

Louis Vuitton Trunk Cake Designs by Karen Portaleo

The most expensive cake they’ve created cost a whopping £4,200 and was modelled on a Louis Vuitton trunk… It fed 200 people at a 40th birthday party and before it was cut guests asked why luggage had been left on the table

Graduation Cake

Graduation Cake Designs by Karen Portaleo

Cohiba Cake

Cohiba Cake Designs by Karen Portaleo

Shrimp Wedding Cake

Shrimp Wedding Cake Design by Karen Portaleo

Orangutan Cake

Orangutan Cake Design by Karen Portaleo

You can see more of Karen Portaleo’s cakes at her Flickr site.

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