Some Edible Fun for Foodie Friday!

It’s time forFoodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.  Thanks, Michael for hosting this delicious party each week! I’m a bit late joining in, but I just had to share these cakes…they are truly amazing! These are all said to be made by a bakery named Zhanna, in St. Petersburg, Russia and no plastics or artificial parts were used. All parts of each cake are completely edible. Click on any pic to enlarge.

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  1. WOW! Those cakes are amazing! They are like the Gingerbread House compition at the Grove Park Inn in Ashville NC. The winner is always on the cover of DEC Ladies Home Journal. Doesn't it make you wonder how they can spend that much time on something like that & DO THYE EAT THEM???? I can't imagine. Thanks for sharing. Have a safe weekend & enjoy. Hope it's a long one for you.

  2. Those are astounding!

  3. The Lazy Peacock says:

    those are incredible! thank you for sharing them…i think the sewing machine is my favorite.

  4. Love the Decor! says:

    Wow!! There are soo many talented people.
    Love love love the sewing machine !!

  5. The Little Red Shop says:

    What an incredible talent!

    : )

    Julie M.

  6. Glenda/MidSouth says:

    Wow!! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a happy & safe weekend

  7. Ha, those are my tires on my car. I decorated a cake a couple weekends ago and it was so pitiful. These are truly amazing.

  8. Beautiful cakes! Such creativity. I took one decorating class and I know there is so much work involved. Amazing!

  9. OMGosh…..simply amazing! Some one is very talented.

  10. As a cake decorator (amateur!) and maker of sugar ornamentation and flowers, I have to say that these cakes are beautiful. Ours is the only art I can think of where our work which take hours of hard work and patience is completely demolished and destroyed, with our blessing, in minutes. Imagine Leonardo letting somebody carve up the Mona Lisa when the paint was only just dry!

    And yes, unless they've been made for a competition they do get eaten – after a million photos have been taken! Even for competitions they are cut to make sure the very strict rules have been followed.

    love, Angie, xx

  11. Wowie! This woman is a talented individual. So much time and work is involved to create such artwork. And yes, I do call it art. It almost seems a shame to have to cut into decorated cakes such as these and eat them. I wonder if she ever thinks, "Let them eat cake." *grin*

  12. Truly an art in itself! How amazing.

  13. These are amazing!

  14. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    That. Is. A-mazing. I think they are all fantastic and can't even say which I like more. I would really have a hard time cutting into one of those.

  15. Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow says:

    Wow – how incredible you would never believe they are cakes 🙂 x

  16. These are incredible! As I have a friend who is also into doing similar, could you share the link/website source. I'd love for her to see them. THANK YOU so much Susan.
    Hugs -Brenda-

  17. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Well that's about the most amazing thing I've ever seen! I wonder how many hours she spends on each cake.

  18. SmilingSally says:

    What an amazing artist she is! I especially like the little man sitting outside on a log.

  19. Too bad the creator of these stunning cakes is all the way in Russia! It would be great to make a custom order : )

    The cakes are truly unbelievable! Thank you for sharing.


  20. Talk about attention to detail this gal should partner with the Cake Boss for a dual show on TV in Russia:) Incredible tasteful art!
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Those cakes are amazing! Almost too pretty to eat. My favorite is the teeth 🙂

  22. Captured by Love says:

    Wow! My family just left Mon. to St Pete, Russia for three months. I'll have to send them the link – they'll get a kick out of this! Love the Big Mac! =)

  23. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Hi Brenda,
    These pics were sent to me via an e-mail from my sister, but I did find a website that showed a few more…it's
    I think the bakery where the cakes were made is called Zhanna, but they don't appear to have a website.

  24. I love the cakes!

    Thanks for sharing!


  25. Honestly, I have never seen cakes quite like these …. what a lot of effort and talent went into their creation. Thanks for sharing, Ms. Susan!


    OMG! She could make a fortune in America! She'd give The Ace of Cakes a run for his money!

  27. WOW! Those are amazing!! I had to really look at them close to be able to tell they were cakes!!

  28. Holy cremoly. Those cakes are amazing. Thanks for another amazing post! I'm so glad I found your blog a few months ago and have been sitting in awe of such talent. Thanks again for inviting me to TT

  29. meandering pearl says:

    these are absolutely gorgeous!!!! so is your blog!!! wonderful wishes

  30. Those are amazing cakes!!

  31. Love your blog BTW!!

  32. Hi Susan, shall forward the Website to my friend. Also if you don't mind, will save your photos to my computer and send them too.

    With much appreciation -Brenda-

  33. Amazing, what more can one say!

  34. Thoughtfully blended hearts says:

    Wow…what artistic talent represented here!!! Kudos to the artist…

  35. Blondie's Journal says:

    Beautiful cakes. I love that cake competition show on the Food Network (can't remember the name) and Ace Of Cakes. You have to love Duff!! And his laugh!!

    I wanted to ask a quick computer ?? When you visit a blog from your comments page, how can you return to your own dashboard without clicking the "back" arrow 1000 times or closing out the window (and internet) and starting over.

    Thanks so much for your time, Susan!


  36. WOW!!!!! These cakes are stunning and look so real. I would have a difficult time slicing into any of them. Thanks to you and your sister for sharing these pics with us.
    I am already looking forward to TT and seeing your beautiful tablescape.

    Have a wonderful holiday!!!
    Katherine S.

  37. Wow, I can't believe those are all cakes. My Son would love the wheel.


  38. Those are amazing! I especially like the sewing machine. Thanks for sharing. Sally

  39. Those are truly amazing cakes! Love the Eiffel Tower and the Big Mac…not to mention the detailed kitchen!

  40. Aprons Gone Wild says:


  41. These are pure magic, Susan! Thank you for taking us to an enchanted realm where cakes are museum-quality works of art!


  42. These are pure magic, Susan! Thank you for taking us to an enchanted realm where cakes are museum-quality works of art!


  43. Cottage Rose says:

    Hello; Susan; I can't believe that they are all cakes… so amazing,, I am not sure I could cut into them…lol thanks for sharing.. have a great weekend.


  44. Wow the amount of time and work that went into each of these creations is amazing! Especally like the little man in the forest! I recently molded some fondant for a cake but in no way compares to these!

  45. Susan, I am late posting, so we are even…I have never seen anything like these cakes. They are awesome. Thanks for sharing those pictures. Happy Labor Day tomorrow.


  46. The Raggedy Girl says:

    It is really hard to believe they are really edible cakes. Amazing!

    The Raggedy Girl

  47. Rebecca @ Belle Blog says:

    Unbelievable!! I would hate to cut one. Those are the most detailed and realistic looking cakes I have ever seen.
    ♥ Rebecca

  48. I can only say Wow…my Mother owned and ran her own catering servive for over 12 years and she was an excellent cake decorator. I know the work it took to do regular and wedding cakes, and I cannot imagine how long it took to do something like this!!

  49. J.Covington says:

    Those are, "take my breath away" cool. Wow…and again…wow. What an artist!

    just found your site and it is fabulous and I added it to my expectional blog list.

  50. Susan, these are amazing cakes. Difficult to imagine how on earth they made some of these. What talent! Thanks for sharing. Hope your are having a grand holiday weekend. ~ Sarah

  51. Michael Lee West says:

    Look at these awesome cakes! I'm still working on my book, but I sure do miss all of you.

  52. Can you imagine what the wedding cakes look like. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  53. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says:

    GOOD GRIEF! Those belong in Ripley's Believe It Or Not!!

  54. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says:

    I'm sorry, Susan. I meant to tell you that those cupboards or bookcases are just beautiful! SO different! You would not be able to find anything like that in a million years! Well…ok..maybe in a million… would have to look long and hard, to be sure! 🙂

  55. Debbie Pearson says:

    Those are some extremely fascinating cakes, although some do not look that appetizing to eat 🙂

  56. Wow! Simply Wow! I just can’t believe my eyes. Amazing

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