Ukrainian Architect turned Pastry Chef Dinara Kasko uses 3D printed silicon molds to create unique delicacies that look incredible.
“I don’t want to imitate others; I want to create something new.”
That’s a pretty bold statement for anyone, never mind a pastry chef. And yet Dinara Kasko is true to her word. Her culinary creations really are something new.
Whether sharp geometric shapes, or glossy organic bubbles, her cakes are distinctive creations that reflect her background in design.
“I’m trying to connect architecture, design, and patisserie. A beautiful cake as well as a beautiful building, needs preliminary design”, she explains to So Good magazine.
Trained as an architect in her native Ukraine, Kasko first developed an interest in pastries in 2013. She has since applied her skills in 3D modeling and 3D printing to push the envelope (or baking tray) in the art of pâtisserie.
Case in point is her creation “The Bubbles with exotic fruit”. Beneath a bubblicious surface of glazed lemon meringue, there’s a Confit of guava and mango, lady finger sponge cakes, and white chocolate mouse.
Here’s cross-section, and try not to drool!
Dinara Kasko Whisks Up 3D Printed Molds
The process of designing the bubble cake didn’t start in the kitchen, but rather at the computer and workbench.
First, Kasko designed a mold using 3ds Max computer-aided design (CAD) software. At this stage she has complete control over the scale and proportions, and can vary the color, texture and decorations.
The next step is to 3D print a master model, post-process the printed object to smooth out the layers, and then cast a silicone mold to use for baking.
With this process established, Kasko has gone on to create several more molds. Another invention is the “Lime Basil Triangulation“, which looks like a low-poly mountain range in a deep shade of red. According to Kasko:
“New technologies are presented in different kinds of art; we can also implement new solutions in pâtisserie. Nowadays with the help of 3D modeling and 3D printing, pastry chefs are open to new interesting possibilities.”
Unsurprisingly, the culinary world has sat up and taken notice of Kasko’s work. She’s just begun a partnership with silicon mold producer Silikomart to put her designs into mass production.
The Bubbles mold will be available in September, and the Triangulation mold shortly after. In the meantime, you can follow Kasko on Instagram to see more of her fantastic creations.
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