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NY Baker Fascinates Hollywood with Unique Cake Designs

NY Baker Fascinates Hollywood with Unique Cake Designs

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 06:30
Miriam Milord at her New York shop "BCakeNY" in New York. DPA file photo
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A giant bag of popcorn, a laptop and a copy of The New York Times. All of these look deceptively real, until you take a bite of them.

These tasty cake creations are the work of baker Miriam Milord, a Germany-born artist who creates her unusual sweetmeats in her adopted New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, and pretty much anything goes, reported the German News Agency.

Even Hollywood has taken notice of her unusual pieces. Milord has baked a Ferrari for Justin Bieber, a giant lipstick for Rihanna, a five-storey-tall homage to Jay-Z, and a raccoon for Kevin Hart.

“We once baked a cake in the shape of a backside for a party,” recalls the 35-year-old baker. As she stood with the cake at the airport, on her way to personally deliver it to a client in Los Angeles, the security inspector asked, dumbfounded: “Is this a person’s backside in the box?”

It’s not the only strange thing she’s taken with her on a plane to bring to a client: She also once took 50 kilograms of buttercream.

From a life-sized sofa to a roadkill armadillo, her BCakeNY store has created the wackiest custom-made items throughout the past decade.

Today, Milord runs a company with 18 employees. The team produces 20 to 35 cakes a week, but even they are not immune to production disasters: “A colleague carrying a cake once fell down the stairs, and one cake completely melted away on a yacht in the heat,” Milord noted.

One of her first and most famous customers was Kourtney Kardashian, sister of TV star Kim Kardashian. She ordered a sky-blue train for her baby shower in 2009. “The cake was absolutely stunning, and guests were thrilled when they saw it,” the Kardashian clan gushed on Milord’s website. “The cake not only tasted delicious, it also took the breath away from anyone who saw it.”

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