Delicious by Design: From the Runway to Your Dessert Tray
1. The Checkerboard Cake
Inspired By: Valentino
Click here for the recipe! Poised yet poppy, the smartly swinging Valentino collection spurred this geometric masterwork—a graphic checkerboard cake artfully hidden beneath a glossy chocolate glaze.
2. Sparkling Stripes
Inspired By: Marco de Vincenzo
Click here for the recipe! Sugar sprinkles get sophisticated with a kinetic pattern play, an homage to Marco de Vincenzo’s delightfully quirky fall look. Whipping up burnt-caramel icing, N.Y.C. baker Emily Lael Aumiller reworked the designer’s palette by carefully pouring on tutti-frutti rainbow sprinkles.
3. Pretty Pink Fondant
Inspired By: Prada
Click here for the recipe! Highlighting the keen precision of Miuccia Prada’s kitschy-cool line, baker Emily Lael Aumiller worked in charming blush-pink fondant, sparkling with edible rhinestones. The results? A cake (almost) too pretty to eat.
4. The Ombré Crêpe Stack
Inspired By: A Marc Jacobs violet ombré gown
Armed with a stack of store-bought crêpes and a pint of blackberries, confectioner (and InStyle assistant editor) Anne Kim re-created the lavender layers and gradient effects of Marc Jacobs? whimsical organza gown with this charming dessert. Click here for the recipe.
5. The Op Art Cookie
Inspired By: A graphic Delpozo gown
Inspired by Delpozo's eye-catching collection with its playfully chic gowns, the sweets connoisseurs behind L.A.?s dessert kitchen Modern Bite, Greg Roth and Daniel Shapiro, created an amazing batch of graphic shortbread cookies. Click here for the recipe.
6. The Fringe Vanilla Cake
Inspired By: A ultra-fem Chanel frock
Inspired by Karl Lagerfeld's froufrou dress for fall, this pink fondant cake has row upon row of flirty petals.Bake Emily Lael Aumiller of Lael Cakes explains, "The feathery fringe doesn?t have to be perfect,so this cake is good for beginners." Click here for the recipe.
7. The Passionate Dark Chocolate Parfait
Inspired By: Dries Van Noten’s elegant midi dresses and exuberant blooms
Taking her cue from Dries Van Noten’s elegant midi dresses and exuberant blooms, Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections whipped up this decadent dessert of mousse topped with apricot jam and crowned by an exotic orchid. Click here for the recipe.