Not long after Is It Cake? made us all question our grip on reality, another confectionery trend is causing our heads to spin: 2-D comic cakes. Also called “cartoon cakes,” the sweets look more illustrated than frosted, as if they were pulled straight from a scene in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or SpongeBob SquarePants. And, in some cases, they practically are.
So, how hard are they to create? And can the average person tackle one over a lazy Sunday? We turned to a pro—and mined YouTube—for answers.