AnOther Magazine's Designer Cakes Revealed at Selfridges


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It takes the cake: Phillip Treacy's creative confection (whose next appearance could be on Lady Gaga's head).

We hope you've got a sweet tooth.

Stylish guests like fashion muse Daphne Guinness, singer Roisin Murphy, and footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti got a major sugar shock at Selfridges' new "Eat the Designers" exhibit, a display of couture cake creations from top designers in celebration of AnOther Magazine's 10th birthday.

As we've reported previously, Jefferson Hack's fashion-forward magazine enlisted some of the bigggest names in fashion to work with cake designers on the "ultimate birthday cakes."

The results, on display in the Selfridges Concept Store until February 21, proved pretty darn drool-worthy (as did the selection of cotton candy and chocolate cigarettes on hand). While milliner Philip Treacy fashioned a scrumptious concoction featuring fondant roses and (what else?) hats, Vivienne Westwood baked up playful cupcakes topped with heart-shaped cookies, Karl Lagerfeld went for a surprisingly cheery red and blue polka-dotted offering, Gucci brought luxe luggage to the table with a very convincing set of travel pieces topped by a handbag (cherries are so last season), and Angela Missoni whipped up a multicolored landscape of onion-domed buildings.

And in a far, far cry from Betty Crocker, Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa delivered dozens of tiny cake parcels floating in the air like butterflies, and Gareth Pugh opted for a silvery-gray pattern-tiled cube. Too chic to eat?

A major standout was Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz's revolving three-tier, eight-foot-tall masterpiece. And while the cake used meringue, cream, white chocolate, truffles, pearls, and more than half a ton of sugar, there was one secret ingredient that stood out from the rest: a drag queen who popped out to sing "Happy Birthday."

Save us some leftovers, guys!