Once in a while you stumble across something on the internet that’s just so genius, you couldn’t make it up.
That’s the case for LA-based photographer Christine McConnell, a poster girl for the 1950s, who creates the most deliciously grotesque and subversive cakes and bakes.
McConnell is part stylist, part performance artist with an acquired eye for retro, surreal and anarchic scenarios. She then throws in a curveball that gives the whole scenario a barbaric twist – such as a giant bread scorpion, chillingly life-like spiders or a raging bull voodoo cake.
McConnell’s addictive Instagram feed is testimony to where imagination (and plenty of baking skill) can take you, with a series of brilliantly dark and witty kitchen scenes and set-ups. Little wonder she has 23,000 followers, and counting….
Her creations land somewhere between Tim Burton, Desperate Housewives and The Addams Family, with a dash of Hitchcock mixed in for good measure….
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