Dinara Kasko is a pastry chef and culinary artist from Ukraine who is best known for her innovative cake designs and moulds. Although Dinara graduated from the Kharkov University Architecture School, she found her true passion in pastry.
Inspired by architectural designs, she creates incredible cakes by using the 3D-modelling program 3DSMAX to create silicone cake moulds. The ‘Kinetic Tarts’ were made for the new issue of SoGood Magazine in collaboration with José Margulis, an artist from Miami, USA, who works with geometric abstractionism and kinetic art. José forms his 3D sculptures from layers of colourful plastic sheets, creating a geometric pattern that changes depending on the viewing angle. “It had to be an installation-performance where the art was created by José Margulis and then transformed by me into an edible piece of art which would be later consumed – thus disappear,” said Kasko. Industrial cutting machines were used to slice up the sheets of red and white chocolate, before each was assembled on top of a square-shaped almond sponge cake with a blackberry-blueberry mousse and mascarpone. Kasko wants to expand observer’s boundaries of what a cake can be by leaving a lasting impression related to the appearance and taste.