Back in the day, a cake was just a cake. These days, thanks to the work of talented bakers worldwide, cakes can be transformed into anything. For example, Susanne Ng has fashioned cakes that look like stuffed animals, and we seriously can’t believe how adorable they look. They’re almost too cute to eat!
In an interview with Mashable, the 37-year-old stay-at-home-mom of three talked a bit about how she got into the cake-making business. It started out by making cakes for her children for events like birthdays, but has since evolved into so much more.
It also started with a little bit of knowledge. Ng works mostly with chiffon cakes, which contain less sugar than a standard cake. Hey, we didn’t know either.
Obviously, Ng makes her cakes “sweet” in a totally different way.
We’re also loving the texture of these chiffon cakes. They just look so light and fluffy. If we saw them in person, we might try to pet them instead of eat them.
Ng seems to focus on a lot of Sanrio characters, as well as Pokémon. This Psyduck is almost a little too good.
Ng’s love of baking chiffon cakes has lead to her writing not one, but two books on the topic. Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cakes was released at the beginning of this month, and her first title, Creative Baking: Chiffon Cakes, came out last year.
Ng told Mashable that her larger cakes can take up to a day to create. But based on the end result, it’s definitely worth the time.
We’re absolutely in love with Ng’s creative designs, and techniques. Holding a PhD in biomedical engineering, she often gets scientific with how her cakes are created.
“I think I take a scientific approach to baking, in terms of studying, understanding and then controlling the patterns and processes,” she said to Mashable. “For every creation I make, I try to challenge myself to create something new.”
Ng currently has over 21,000 followers on Instagram, all who look forward to seeing what designs she’ll come up with next. She’s totally inspiring us to start getting a bit more creative with our baking, that’s for sure.