Bite the Hand that Feeds You: Ayako Kurokawa Makes Cake Hands

Hand Sable by Ayako Kurokawa

Ayako Kurokawa is a patissier, pastry sculptor and food stylist at Kuroiwa in Brooklyn, NY.

Her pastry recipes are based on classic French recipes, but are developed with the Japanese and American influences she had growing up. She developed the portrait and sculpture cakes from her love for stone carving and clay sculpting. Most of her pastry and food related illustrations are drawn by the Finger Print Application during her subway rides. It is her way of keeping her thoughts together.

The hand-shaped cookie-cakes above are called Hand Sable. A sable is an animal “with a short tail and dark brown fur, native to Japan and Siberia and valued for its fur”. Hmmm. I’m not sure I understand the meaning here, but I do smell a potential collaboration with Kittiwat Unarrom, the Thai Artist Who Bakes Bread of the Dead!

Kittiwat Unarrom's body bakery

Let’s make entire people out of bread and cake (but not like that ugly recent incident in Sweden). This way, we can go back to joking around about bath salts!

I’m Revolting