Dinara Kasko, a young pastry chef from Ukraine, uses 3D modeling software and 3D printing technology to create incredible geometric desserts. This style, as well as original technique, is the result of her background as an architect, designer, and 3D visualizer.
Dinara Kasko: ‘I started to bake like most of housewives, with some simple cakes and pies, but it quickly turned into my passion. I graduated from University of Architecture and Design and worked as an architect-designer and a 3D visualizer. It just became more interesting to me at some point. I liked what I was doing as an architect, but now I’m more interested in Patisserie. From the moment I got into Patisserie I decided to try to add something new into it. I realized that the appearance is as important as taste.’
Kasko says that in her creations, she applies such geometric constructing principles as triangulation, the Voronoi diagram, and biomimicry. ‘Biomimicry is using the models, systems, and elements of nature, macro elements in general,’ she explains. ‘It can be anything, fragmentation of expanding shells in spiral, herb structure, or the form that bubbles take.’
Kasko uses the Autodesk 3ds Max software to create 3D models of her desserts and 3d printer to produce master models that are used then to cast silicone molds. These molds are mass produced and sold on the Dinara Kasko’s website where she also shares some of the recipes of her desserts.