Scary cakes that nobody wants to eat


Looking for an original cake for your birthday? Katherine Dey can help you with that! This nurse from New York has a very special hobby. She makes scary cakes based on her experiences as a nurse.

Scary cakes

There will probably be much cake left at the birthdays of Katherine Dey. The cakes she makes don’t only look scary, but also seem extremely real! On Facebook you can find the craziest cakes, like the ‘braincake’ that is still connected to the brainstem or a bloody heart with a knife in it.

She gets the inspiration for the cakes from her work as a nurse. She knows a lot of different body parts and organs. Katherine told BuzzFeed that her inspiration to make the cakes comes from many places: “I am inspired by a lot of things. I love that strange feeling I get when something looks real but it isn’t. Or when a cake doesn’t look particularly appetizing but it tastes delicious. I like to make people feel two conflicting things at once.”

Portrait cakes

Katherine doesn’t make cakes of body parts only also of people themselves. Because the cakes look so real, the portraits can be quite disturbing. “The reaction is usually a strong one,” she said. “Some people are excited about them, some people are a little disgusted.” She says that eventually all cakes get eaten. “I have to say, no matter how disgusted some people may be, in the end no one has refused to eat the cake.”

Katherine Dey

For people with a weak stomach or people who prefer a happier cake she has plenty of options for them as well. You can find a lot pictures of cakes that picture ninja turtles or a fruit basket. And even these things look real.

Website: Katherine Dey Art

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