Hokkaido-based cake artist draws on a wide variety of inspirations for jaw-dropping edible art.

Cake decorator Megumi Suzuki refers to herself as a “natural-born fondantista,” and while the last part of that title may not be an actual word, it’s still hard to argue with the description. After first encountering the rolled fondant method of cake preparation in 2008, Suzuki began experimenting with the techniques on her own, eventually sharpening her skills enough to start her online cake business, M Cakes Japan, in 2011.

Fondant icing manages to keep its structural integrity while remaining malleable, allowing Suzuki to sculpt it into complex shapes with a soft sponge filling. With an imaginative mind and steady hands, Suzuki can make cakes shaped like just about anything. Fashion is a common theme in her designs, as she’s made cakes that look exactly like high-end handbags and high-top basketball shoes.

Suzuki is also perfectly capable of modeling her desserts after edible items, such as a nigiri sushi set or a bowl of tonkotsu pork stock ramen so delicious that even pigs can’t resist it.

▼ This gives a whole new meaning to “crab cake.”

It’s unclear whether a KFC cake has more or fewer calories than an actual bucket of fried chicken, but the cabbage cake is almost undoubtedly less nutritious than the actual vegetable.

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Moving from super-realistic to super-cute, Pikachu has also been among M Cakes Japan’s culinary creations…

…as has his Nintendo corporate cousin Mario.

And if you prefer movies to games, there’s Baymax, star of Disney’s Big Hero 6

…and a recreation of the bag of mystical creatures carried by Newt in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Shifting gears, Suzuki’s automotive muses have included the Porsche 911 and Back to the Future’s DeLorean.

She’s also recreated several domestic sports models, such as the Nissan Z, Subaru Impreza, and gone-but-not-forgotten Honda Integra Type R.

▼ JDM cake has JDM headlights.

Ordinarily, cars and liquor are a dangerous combination, but M Cakes Japan’s offerings contain neither motors nor alcohol, leading to booze-lookalikes such as these.

Suzuki takes orders online here, and is capable of corresponding with customers in both English and Japanese. It boasts that its cakes are made with flour, eggs, and butter from Hokkaido, the northern island where M Cakes Japan is based. The major appeal, though, is no doubt the visuals, so before you start eating, you’ll want to grab an SLR and snap some commemorative photos.

Just don’t use that camera, because, you guessed it, it’s actually a cake too.

Related: M Cakes Japan website, Instagram
Source: M Cakes Japan via Jalopnik
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