This is a good time of the year for sweets, so here are some sweets for your eyes. Bilibin painted this Tsar’s cake.
For a lighter confection, perhaps a trip to Vienna is in order. A friend gave me a book about Demel, the famous bakery there.
The book includes photographs of the bakery displays and of confections.
It also includes these drawings (and many more).
The Demel book inspired me when I was working on Apple Cake. The Demel drawings also reminded me of some confections by other artists. This character is by Anita Lobel.
From the Danish artist Bjorn Wiinblad:
And from Andy Warhol:
I hope that you have a December full of pastries, mit schlag. You can start with a slice of this cake from Alois Carigiet.
Sweet and delicious illustrations!
LOVE this visual feast! Visited Demel (the one in Vienna) once — cakes and pastry displayed like pieces in a jewelry shop. Has an interesting history, too. Something about a murder.
Murder by pastry? Oh no!
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