Jelly cakes that look like tropical islands are the hottest new trend in dessert

published 01.08.2020 13:01

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Elena Ignatenko Anna Filatova, a pastry chef at Sweet Land Cake in Moscow, Russia, was inspired to create an island jelly cake after a trip to Thailand earlier this year.

Elena Ignatenko, who runs a pastry shop out of her home in Krasnodar, Russia, loves how many details can go into island cakes.

The ocean in island jelly cakes, like this one made by baker Maryam Khan, is made of gelatin.

Island jelly cakes — cakes that look like intricate ocean scenes — seem to fit this bill, and have become popular among professional and amateur bakers alike.

Sweet Land Bakery Making a jelly cake requires creativity — and precision Most jelly island cakes are made with blue-dyed gelatin for the ocean, actual cake for the islands, crumbled cookies or nuts as sand, and chocolate ganache, marzipan, or modeling chocolate for the details, such as shells and coral.

by Sophie-Claire Hoeller from insider.com

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