What’s on TV: Sunday, December 30

Ridiculous Cakes

7Food, 7pm

"In sculpting terms, it's additive and subtractive," explains Los Angeles cake artist Kimberley Bailey, preparing a giant chocolate cake tableau of baby penguins sliding down a snowy slope for a seven-year-old's birthday party. The work, resources, and calories involved are immeasurable, and throughout this second season episode the daffy fun of making intricate cakes keeps tripping up on the notion of how they're a blunt expression of wealth and privilege. Cake has been a political signifier since Marie Antoinette was hanging out at Versailles, but her infamous retort has been taken to extremes here. CM

Ridiculous Cakes

Source: Read Full Article