"Trick ‘r Treat" Sam Cake by SIdeserf Cake Studio
Award-winning Natalie Sideserf is Austin’s premier cake artist. Capitalizing on her unique artistic talents, Natalie has made a name for herself both domestically and internationally with her hyper-realistic cake designs and keen eye for detail. Among her more glaring accomplishments, Natalie’s Willie Nelson cake reached number-one globally on Reddit.com. She has had multiple cakes earn millions of views and gain acclaim from a variety of news sites and blogs including Fox News, Daily Mail, MSN, USA Today, L.A. Times, Huffington Post, and many others. This success prompted Natalie to launch her own cake business.
Ruth and Sira Garcia are two talented spanish artists : here, they interpret the vanitas in the form of a chocolate. With great attention to detail and a vivid imagination, the two artists had the good idea to associate the shape of the brain to walnut or gelled blackberry shapes.
despite its resemblance to the jellyfish, the bluebottle is more closely related to coral. known as a zooid, the bluebottle (or portugese man of war) is a colonial animal composed of many highly specialized and physiologically integrated individual organisms incapable of independent survival.
the blue dragon — a type of nudibranch, here no larger than a thumbnail, with its own potent sting — is able to eat the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the bluebottle without discharging them and internally relocate them to the tips of each one of the fingers you can see in the pictures.
for their part, the violet snails also feed on the bluebottles.
notes matt, “despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle is an amazingly beautiful creature. with strong winds, hundreds of these cnidaria are blown into the bays around my home town and trapped overnight.”
this allows him to capture the above shots, which he creates with use of a fluorescent tube in his strobe light and a homemade waterproof lens dome.