Dinara Kasko is pushing the boundaries of basic cake geometry. Using heady algorithms, computer imaging, and 3D printing, Kasko creates sculptural works striated into sharp origami folds, bristling with spikes, or sliced into a grid of precisely pitched pyramids. Her desserts are a sensation on Instagram, where she has more than 630,000 followers.
Kasko’s desserts aren’t just mesmerizing—they’re also delicious. And now they’re for sale in the U.S. for the first time.
Boston’s Jonquils Cafe & Bakery offers eight Kasko desserts, including a cake that looks like a handful of cherries, concealing layers of dark chocolate mousse, cherry confit, and crisp crunch over chocolate sponge. There’s also a cubist apple and a vegan, artichoke-shaped cakelet, built from banana, mango, lime, lychee, and passion fruit compote over coconut spongecake and mandarin mousse.
Kasko designs the products, prints the molds, and creates the recipes from her studio in Ukraine; Jonquil’s cakes are baked on-site by a pastry chef. On a June visit, Kasko approved of the results as well as the customers’ reactions, which were often confused.
“They asked the waiter: ‘Is it a cake? Real cake? Not plastic?’ M...