Posted by specialK October 02, 2012

Oakland artist Scott Hove mixes sweet and scary in his "Cakeland" installations. Hove says Cakeland is "a result of self-education, a lifelong interest in artificial food and objects, and an obsession with the relationship between the beautiful and the brutal."  Wow, does it ever! The shoes shown above and below say quite a bit about Scott. They are designed to kick your ass and look pretty as they do it. Oh, and they are functional! Mmmm....sweet feet.....

There is much more to Cakeland than ferocious shoes. Cakeland is a series of installations that include handmade chandeliers, full length mirrors and, of course, the amazing cakes. 


 "All beautiful things are equipped with a defense mechanism, to protect against the predations of those who seek to possess" says Scott on his website. " The mechanizations of the predator also have a terrifying elegance."

Here are some pictures of one of the Cakeland installations.

The cakes are constructed out of carvable polyurethane sculpting foam which is shaped with handheld Japanese woodcarving tools. The "frosting" is a variety of acrylic gels applied with traditional cake decorator tools and pastry bags. I would love to see Scott create one of these cakes.  Cakeland is absolutely gorgeous and enthralling. And I do want those shoes. Yummy. 

Check out Scott Hove's Facebook & website for additional photos and information about Cakeland



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