15 Cakes You Won't Believe Are Really Cakes

Jun 11, 2016 By Archit Tripathi

"Amazing cakes, how sweet the taste ... that made me gain so much weight! I once was small, but now I'm large, and cakes have filled my plate.

For anyone who has ever struggled on a diet, cake has often been the cause of their demise. Maybe it's because we usually get our first taste of cake at our first birthday, which indelibly links this treat in our mind with happy memories. Cake, when made well, is simply delicious all on its own, but when you add frosting, fillings, toppings, and the psychological impact of years of happy memories centered around cake, it's no wonder that most people simply can't seem to resist a slice when it's offered to them.

All this isn't even taking into consideration the ways in which cakes are also a visual medium, and cake decorators take a lot of pride in their craft! Here are 15 prime examples of cakes that are just as much a feast for the eyes as they are for our bellies.

1. Rose Cake

Cake Style

This gorgeous cake looks just like a rose, and uses modeling chocolate instead of fondant to create those flawless petals.

2. Pouring Candy

RoseAurora

What kind of sorcery is this?

3. Tiger Stripes

Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio

That is absolutely wild!

4. This Little Piggy ...

CakesDecor

... looks too cute to eat! Awwww!

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5. Hedgehog

Cake Chooser

Little chocolate buttons planted into the frosting give the illusion of hedgehog spikes. Bonus: mouth full of candy instead of spikes.

6. Tree Stump

Pierre Jolie

Has the search for your next cool cake idea got you stumped? Stop barking up the wrong tree and check out this cake.

7. Pizza Cake

Rosanna Pansino

What's better than pizza pie? Pizza cake, obviously!

8. Starbucks Frappuccino

Pixable

Wow, it looks JUST like an actual frap  - and probably still costs less than the real thing.

9. Burmese Python

North Star Cakes

If I walked into a room and saw that staring back at me, I'd probably stab it with a knife anyway, so it's a good thing it's made out of cake.

10. Back To School

Sweet Jeelees

That's certainly one way to get kids psyched up for the new school year!

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11. Gus's House

Classic Cakes and Confections

This replica of Gus's house from Disney/Pixar's Up is perfect, right down to every little detail. All it needs is some balloons!

12. Cinderella's Carriage

Zoë Clark Cakes

If you're more into the classic Disney fare, though, then check out this ode to Cinderella.

13. Stacked Books

Sweet With Ivane

I know a couple of bookworms who would love to get a cake like this for their birthdays.

14. Vanity Dresser

Cake Central

The level of detail here is so impressive that this is almost too pretty to eat.

15. Flag Cake

Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio

USA! USA! USA! USA! 

Be sure to SHARE these incredible cakes with your friends and family.

H/T: TipHero

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