The last time I tried to make a multi-layer cake, I failed miserably. You can imagine my shock and dismay to then do a little wandering around the internet and find that not only are there bakers out there who can make it perfectly every single time, but there are people out there basically stunt cake-making with teeny tiny utensils and teeny tiny cakes. Just this week, Miniature Space released a new video, and while the cake featured is simply white bread (mine was homemade sponge cake, thank you very much), the ability of this person to actually make things decorated and cut-able and beautiful boggles the mind.
Have you ever had really delicious cassata cake? There are a lot of different versions – some with buttercream, some with whipped cream, but all have strawberries. The unifying feature is that they are all absolutely and completely delicious. I can’t lie and say that this tiny little cake of white bread, strawberries and what I can only assume is some kind of very liquidy vanilla icing immediately made me think of all the amazing cassata cakes I had as a kid. A part of me wanted to reach through the screen and snatch that cake up and eat it – even though I know, logically, that white bread, strawberries and icing are not going to live up to the masterpiece that is a real cassata cake.
I also sat here trying to imagine exactly how I would manage to cut up a strawberry and arrange the pieces of it using a teeny tiny knife and a teeny tiny set of tongs. I am just not dexterous enough to manage it. I drop things with full sized tongs and manage to mangle even the most sliceable loaf of bread with a full-sized knife.
So from one chef to another, I salute the normal sized human making tiny sized food. Somewhere out there is a hamster who is very much wishing their human could make them such confectionery marvels.
What’s the most impressive cooking feat you have managed – bite sized or full sized? Tell us in the comments below!