Dinara Kasko is a 28 year old pastry chef from Ukraine. She graduated from the University of Architecture and Design and worked as an architect-designer and a 3D visualization artist. At some point she combined her talent with her passion for patisserie and started to model her own moulds, to print them with 3D printer and create custom desserts. Her latest creation is a 3D printed geometric cherry cake which was featured in SoGood Magazine.
“My vision for these projects was to cooperate with different artists, jump beyond the usual self and make my sweet creations even more visually appealing. It’s a pleasure to share with you the fruits of my new frame of mind,” says Kasko.
Experimenting with various objects placed in a constrained space, at first, the idea was to pour spheres into an invisible box. However, soon after she decided to replace spheres with cherries. The cake was supposed to look exactly like real cherries, especially after using red glaze and adding green stems and leaves. The mold for this cake was created in a new 3D modeling software which simulates interaction of objects in space. It takes into account variables like shape, material properties and gravity. We went through a huge number of iterations before we could agree on the final solution.
Having never worked with this software before, Kasko I asked friend Andrej Pavlov for support. He is a parametric design artist from Ukraine who creates various geometric models for both generic design purposes and architecture.
Andrej Pavlov: “The main principle in the development of the project was the interaction of “subjective” and “objective.” In this paradigm, “subjective” is a person who manages all the algorithm (tools), performs edits to obtain the final result. “Objective” is also computational tools (programs) that allow the development of complex models. In this concept, the errors that a person naturally makes are not a negative factor. The key parameter for this project is the interaction of computing tools and the person at all stages of design.”
They made several varieties of cherries poured into an invisible box, chosing the most suitable one. Kasko’s role was to perfect the end result by changing the location of some cherries manually. This would help make the cake more attractive and, more importantly, allow to easily separate the mold from the cake. Once the model was ready, it was 3D printed on an Ultimaker 3D printer and poured for a silicone mold. You can find the recipe on the pages of the magazine: www.sogoodmagazine.com You can also buy this amazing silicone mould on Dinara’s website: www.dinarakasko.com/shop/.