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The top 10 most incredible cakes on the internet

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Good cakes make the world go round - so thank the baking gods that be for the internet, where a wealth of culinary inspiration awaits. While our efforts at cake-making are limited to a hurried, sodden attempt at a chocolate-y something one rainy afternoon, sites such as Pinterest pay heed to a growing circle of baking pros who are able to whip up an edible masterpiece at the drop of a hat. Here, we take a look at some of the most incredible cakes to have ever adorned the world of viral, from impossibly realistic Coca Cola cans fashioned out of red velvet cake to a Victoria sponge version of Vincent van Gogh's 1889 print Starry Night.

Whet your appetite and grab some creative inspiration with photos and recipes, below:

1. The Rectangular Rainbow Cake

Image: Darius A Monsef IV via Pinterest

Always a crowd-pleaser, the rainbow cake becomes even more incredible when it's done in oblong, rather than circular, form. We don't even want to think how many attempts it took to perfect this work of art.

Find a rainbow cake recipe here.

2. The Red Velvet Coke Can Cake

Image: ThingsiLove via Pinterest

Red velvet cake dyed and sculptured to represent cans of Cokes? Coming right up... Genius is at play with this particular brand of edible cakes.

Find a red velvet cake recipe here.

3. The Rosewater, Raspberry and White Chocolate Vacherin Cake

Image: thephilosophyofdelight.wordpress.com via Pinterest

Perfect for weddings, gifts or just as a random treat, we love the look of this delicate rosewater, raspberry and white chocolate creation. It's almost too good to eat.

Find a rosewater, raspberry and white chocolate cake recipe here.

4. The Incredible Impressionist Cake

Image: MegPi via Pinterest

One art form imitates another, as Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night is brought to life in cake form. Let's tuck in.

Find a Van Gogh starry night recipe here.

5. The Triple-Decker Strawberry Cake

Image: Pastel Chic Designs via Pinterest

This triple-layer strawberry cake takes the concept of indulgence to a whole new level. There are enough strawberries here to feed several small armies.

Find a triple layer strawberry cake recipe here.

6. The Multicoloured Masterpiece

Image: thegirlinspired.com via Pinterest

We can't even imagine how long it took to put together this intricately shaded tier cake. It really does tick off every colour of the rainbow.

Find instructions on how to decorate a cake with multiple shades here.

7. The Watercolour Cake

Image: Maggie Austin Cake via Pinterest

Another work of art masquerading as a cake; this delightful creation is the result of hours and hours of finely tuned craftsmanship.

Find out how to decorate a cake with edible painting here.

8. The Iced Flower Wedding Cake

Image: Sylvia Weinstock via Pinterest

Wow. This wedding cake puts all others to shame with its showcase of incredibly realistic iced flowers. It's a cake to be seen rather than eaten, we think...

Find a wedding cake with fondant roses recipe here.

9. The Chocolate Brownie And White Flower Cake

Image: whiterthanwhiteweddings.com via Pinterest

Another amazing wedding cake comes courtesy of real wild flowers creatively arranged around a selection of fresh chocolate brownies. Now that's a cake we could eat.

Find a chocolate brownie cake recipe here.

10. The Layered Meringue Cake

Image: matkonation via Pinterest

And last but not least, a picturesque layered meringue cake. It may not be the most elaborate creation but it's beautiful and definitely one you can try at home.

Find a layered meringue cake recipe here.

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