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The Cake King


Nelson Pantano/The King Cake

These are the magnificent cake creations by Brazilian baker Nelson Pantano, A.K.A. The King Cake. Whether massive or petite, ornate or plain, the gorgeous event cakes designed and made by Nelson Pantano are jaw-droppingly impressive. The baker seems phenomenally accomplished for one so young, but when I read his bio, I learned why. He got his start at the tender age of 11, when he enrolled himself in an artistic confectionery course in São Paulo. Although he gave in to familial pressure and spent a short time studying and working in advertising, by 2010, the young man’s talent and creativity drove him back to sugar. And who could blame him? Talent like this doesn’t come along every day.

Satisfyingly, even Pantano’s early efforts were recognized, and he began winning competitions, first locally, then internationally, and his cakes have been featured in major magazines including Vogue, Glamour, and Cake Masters. I am guessing his parents have forgiven him for not sticking with advertising…

You can see all of Nelson Pantano’s amazing cakes on his website and on Instagram.

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Art Déco inspired! Para Chá Bar Great Gatsby!

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

21 thoughts on “The Cake King

  1. These are unbelievable!

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  2. Oh my goodness are these some of the best art cakes I have yet to see

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  3. True talent. I often wonder if these cakes are ever cut and eaten or just show stoppers.

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  4. Really amazing, what talent!

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  5. I love to eat but I would not want to cut into any of these. They are so beautiful just to look at. Ok, let me grab my camera and get a dozen pictures then give me a knife and I will be happy to eat some cake also. Hal

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  6. These cakes are so amazing made, Donna 😀
    He is very impressive, wow…
    I would like to make something just partly so amazing, but I don’t have such kind of talent.

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  7. It blows my mind that these are cakes. They are amazing. If I had to choose just one, I would have to have the Hogwarts one because I am a Potter nerd. However, the cakes I think look the most gorgeous are the futuristic one with the opalescent surfaces and the teal and purple under the sea one.

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  8. Thank you very much!!! Very kind words
    Nelson Pantano

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