Cakes are no longer just dessert served to guests on special occasions. Today, many of them are true edible works of art! To prove this, we present to you a cake artist whose works won the First International Best Prize at Cake International in 2017, the world’s largest cake competition held in the UK.

Chinese patissier Zhou Yi is best known as “Sugar King” in his native country and looking at his incredibly detailed and beautiful handmade works, it’s easy to understand why. Yi molds fondant into human figurines that look more like porcelain dolls than edible decorations. His works mostly feature elements of Chinese culture and traditional art. One of his best works includes Wu Zetian, China’s first and only female emperor, which was presented at the cake competition. The statue was so incredibly detailed that the viewers could even count her eyelashes!

Yi has spent many hours learning Chinese techniques of food carving and dough modeling. Therefore, we can now certainly call him a grandmaster when it comes to molding fondant into figurines and accessories. He even operates a cake workshop named Suzhou, near Shanghai, and regularly posts his intricate works on his social media accounts for his fans.

More info: Instagram | 54zhuchu.com

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SilverFoX
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1 year ago

Beautiful!!! So many details!!

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SilverFoX
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How??!!!!! So beautiful and exquisite!!

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Karin Gibson
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Wow so talented. It's a shame that these are cakes and therefore so transient

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A K
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He strong

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MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

beautiful

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SilverFoX
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1 year ago

Wow!!! So pretty 😍😍

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SilverFoX
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So elegant!!

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Missy Joyful
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1 year ago

more upvotes!! this is amaaaaiiiziinngg

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Irfana Jabeen
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1 year ago

Magnificent

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Misty Suarez-Forehand
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1 year ago

Love it

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*Clears throat*
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1 year ago

so intricate and beautiful!!!!

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MermaidsAndDragons
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1 year ago

This one's my favorite!

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MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

wow, beautiful

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A K
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1 year ago

Should be higher up

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Frances Barrett
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I cannot believe these are just cakes. Who would dare to start to eat even a morsel. Pure works of art

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MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

wow, beautiful

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MARY ANN Hannah
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wow, beautiful

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Misty Suarez-Forehand
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The hand tho .... lol

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MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

wow, beautiful

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A K
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1 year ago

So intricate!

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A K
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1 year ago

Take chill pill. Okay then.....

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A K
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1 year ago

Eww smoking

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SilverFoX
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1 year ago

WOWSERS!!!! So intricate!

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A K
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1 year ago

Reminds me of my grandpa

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SilverFoX
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1 year ago

Beautiful mermaid!!

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A K
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1 year ago

Nice hair

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A K
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1 year ago

OMG

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Frances Barrett
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1 year ago

The facial expressions are amazing

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A K
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1 year ago

Spectacular

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MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

wow, beautiful

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MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

Breathe taking

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Boob window!

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BA Roberts
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1 year ago

now THIS person is truly an antiste...so beautiful, so precise, eye appealing...a definite 10 for sure

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MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

absolutely beautiful

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A K
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It’s a monkey

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SilverFoX
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1 year ago

The snow wizard returns. It's so beautiful

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Frances Barrett
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1 year ago

words fail me

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A K
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Should be higher

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A K
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😮

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A K
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1 year ago

Cutecutecutecutecutecutecutecute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No comment

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Anime lol

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Kyra Drachenlady
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onmyoji!

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A K
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The nails tho

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A K
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Umm...okay.....😶

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A K
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She is skinny

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A K
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1 year ago

Looks like Jasmine

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A K
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1 year ago

#Bffs

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A K
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She looks like me but prettier 😂

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A K
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A bit see- through.....😬😱

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She evil

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A K
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She will haunt me in my dreams

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A K
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1 year ago

She got some sass

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Lindsay Mason
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The craftsmanship is second to none, such amazing talent and dedication I am in ore of your skills. You are truly an inspiration to me and other like-minded people. Thank you for sharing this. X

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Elin Stenqvist
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1 year ago

Is that Asuna from Sword Art Online?! Wow!

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A K
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1 year ago

Exquisite