These batik swiss rolls are so pretty you won't want to eat them

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There is something oxymoronic about aesthetic food.

We only want what is desirable, void of all harsh bruises and marred surfaces.

Yet when a dish that is able to imitate artistry is placed in front of us with glaring creative precision, we don’t dare give into our salivating mouths that are desperately straining for the culinary beauty.

An online Singaporean bakery called Batikrolls by Nura has achieved this expressive aesthetic with their expertly crafted Batik rolls, that are almost too beautiful to eat.

Photo: Batikrolls.com

According to Eatbook.sg, the cakes come in six unique designs, with each roll measuring 22cm long. They can be filled with flavours to the customer’s individual liking; fillings include Nutella, vanilla and blueberry buttercream.

But these edible beauties come at a price, ranging from $26 to $28 depending on the design.

Batikrolls recently shared with eager social media followers how their designs are brought to life: A drawn floral pattern within the square baking tray is skillfully and painstakingly filled in with bright, distinct colours using what appears to be a dyed cake mixture. 

The process of making batik Gendongan for Raya. One roll, one artist.

The process of making batik Gendongan for Raya. One roll, one artist.

A post shared by Batik Roll Cakes + Buttercream (@batikrolls) on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:50pm PDT

While many of their designs include layered flowers gracefully swimming, unfolding against a contrasting background, others with more abstract motifs have sparked awe and excitement online.

One Instagrammer posted, “In love with the style and colour combination”, while another user exclaimed “so beautiful!”.

Based on the flurry of responses online, many others seemed desperate to get their hands on this visual delight.

Photo: Instagram/Batikrolls

Unfortunately, eager foodies might have to wait. They are fully booked during the Hari Raya period, and will only accept orders starting July 17, Batikrolls posted on their website.

tarinis@sph.com.sg

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – 05:28

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