PACO has found a wonderful PEPITAS on the web. Very far from the Caribbean : in Ukraine. Dinara Kasko.

We have fallen in admiration for the delicacy of the works of this artist. Because at this level, it is piece of Art, Pastry Art !

Her imagination is endless, the wealth of his exceptional ideas. So we proposed to Dianara Kasko to  publish regulary some of her famous recipes in our pages.

Today, she is preparing a Geometrical kinetic tarts

These tarts are the result of collaboration with José Margulis, an artist from Miami, USA who works with Geometric abstractionism and Kinetic art. He creates different 3D sculptures, visual compositions of colorful plastic sheets. José works with curved shapes, volumetric geometries, transparencies, intense colors filtered through light and plays with endless combinations in a continuum of colored layers. Margulis’ utmost concern is the creation of geometric shapes conceived mostly by changing the perspective of the viewer accompanied by the philosophical notion that everything in life has diverse levels of narrative and spatial perceptions.

Tart #1:
Streusel, almond cream, confit strawberry – red currant, mousse with white chocolate.

Sliced Cake
Sliced Cake

I tried to transform his creations, made of plastic, aluminum and acrylic, into something edible, using basic techniques and ingredients. Yet, I wanted to preserve his message and feel. 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. I was transforming the object of art into something edible that would later perish, while emphasizing the ephemeral art, its fleetingness in our life.

Sliced Cake

As for the role of art, I believe that any object that we create should impart the observer with principles of beauty and harmony. Our role is to be educators of aesthetics, constantly developing our selves. The more harmonious things are around a person, the better the products she or he can create. It’s a universal principle of life. It absolutely does not matter how long the acquaintance with the art lasts. Even if it is sometimes fleeting – such as consuming my cakes. The appearance and, of course, the taste should leave a lasting impression and expand observer’s boundaries of what “cake” can be. I like to surprise people.

Tart #2:
Streusel, almond sponge cake, confit blackberry-blueberry, mousse with blackberry and mascarpone.

Sliced Cake
Sliced Cake
Sliced Cake

Inspired by José, I wasted no time and made the 3D chocolate sculpture by his drawings. I have friends who are crazy about different machines and cutting tools. These unstoppable enthusiasts created their own workshop in my city called Garage Hub. We tried to cut out the slices from many sheets of red and white chocolate. It worked extremely well. Once the cutting was done, I assembled the pieces and put the composition on top of the berry tart. What an amazing result! It was a magical collaboration of three artists: a sculptor, an engineer and a pastry chef – each of us an artist in their own domain.

Tart #3:
Streusel, almond sponge cake, cherry confit, yogurt mousse.

Sliced Cake
Sliced Cake

Tart #4:
Chocolate streusel, chocolate sponge with raspberry beer, raspberry confit, Valrhona chocolate mousse with raspberry beer and meringue.

Sliced Cake
Sliced Cake

ENJOY !