alison dunlop (aka a.r.d bakery)

I don’t have an “art you can eat” category on the site, but clearly I need one! This is the stunning work of North London based artist/baker, Alison Dunlop, aka A.R.D Bakery… a “fashion designer turned baker”. How, why, what? Here  you go:

“Originally graduating from the Sculpture degree at Glasgow School of Art, I then moved into fashion accessories, studying at London College of Fashion Cordwainers then completing an MA in fashion accessories at the prestigious Royal College of Art. I spent 10 years working in the industry, designing bags, shoes and jewellery for many high end brands. 

I come from a family of home bakers, famed at the local fetes and bake sales, but hadn’t considered it as a career until maternity leave sparked in interest in experimenting how to put together classic baking with a design led high end fashion aesthetic. Further experimentation in chocolate work led incorporating bold, graphic patterns, strong colours and a fun playful look.”

And yes, I included that final photo as cold hard proof… well, moist delicious proof. Happy Friday.

{via art journalist, Anna V M Marks

comments (2)

  1. Ana /// 05.03.2019 /// 2:22am

    *Trixie scream*
    This is fantastic!

    I’m usually less than impressed by the taste of most of ‘pretty’ cakes, but I would be willing to order any one of these (or others from their site) because they are pure works of art, in both the ‘creative object of beauty’ and the ‘skill’ sense of the word.

  2. Shelley /// 05.09.2019 /// 5:17pm

    I’m in love with these cakes. If I ever get married… I want one.