Most of the time we're trying to keep chocolate off of our furniture. But it was the opposite case recently at a cake tasting hosted by Kreemart and American Patrons of the Tate, where a slightly miniaturized cake replica of Mies van der Rohe's leather Barcelona day bed was was offered as a delectable and edible treat for guests!
A mouth-watering report about the cake day bed created by Leandro Erlich and Guido Mogni from ArtInfo:
"Walking closer, one realized that the couch was made of chocolate, each pleat, button, and stitch lovingly rendered with a thick coating that looked (and felt) eerily like leather. As the maid brandished serving utensils and sliced into the couch, she revealed the glorious truth: a moist, buttery layer cake with hints of cream, coffee, and liquor buried inside. The pillow was even softer, fashioned from an airy angel food cake spiked with vanilla. Viewers had difficulty deciding whether to stare or eat, but quickly settled on the latter. "
It's so beautifully reproduced, we don't know if we could have taken a bite out of such a masterpiece. Who are we fooling, we would have eaten every stitch, button and cushion we could get our sweets-loving mouth upon!
Thanks Judy for the heads up!