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'Sweet statues' on display in Iran's Cake Sculptures Show

Yusef Jalali
Press TV, Tehran

In the 4th festival of Cake Sculptures in Iran, sugar-craft artists from across the country have come under one roof in Tehran to cast their spell on these sweets and carve a wide range of fascinating 3D figures out of them, from this tasty coronavirus, to this beautiful angel that is picking up the only eatable trash in the world!

Some of the cake sculptures here have really pushed the envelope of the art of sculpting.

Like this bust that shows the 13th century Persian poet, Rumi, surrounded with a heavenly garden, that's decorated with intricate and mind-boggling details. It took its creator almost a month to finish it.

Organizers say they hold the festival every year to modernize the confectionery industry and combine it with fine arts to make it more appealing to the public.

Some of the participants in the festival are pastry chefs who tried to make their cakes look better, and others are actually pro sculptors who want to bake a figure, instead of carving it!

Perhaps it's easy to tell who is who by taking a glimpse at their cakes, but sweets will win the competition that are both delicious and delicate.

It takes ultimate care and a knack for both bakery and artistry to transform sweets into statues.

In fact, they are both so spectacular and yummy that make you want to have the cake and eat it too!.

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