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ICING O N THE CAKE This 70th anniversary edition of Onelife demanded something rather special for the cover, and what better way to celebrate Land Rover’s birthday than with some cake WORDS NEAL ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY This visual feast is no ordinary cake – it’s edible art specially commissioned from Dinara Kasko, a qualified architect turned passionate pâtissier. Explaining her unconventional switch from designing contemporary buildings and furniture to baking, the 29-year-old Ukranian says: “I started off baking at home, but I enjoyed this so much that I became more and more interested in it. For me, appearance is as important as taste, so I drew upon my architecture and 3D visualisation background to add something new. I particularly like working with sharp straight lines as well as simple plain geometric shapes like cubes, triangles and spheres, so I started designing and making my own moulds with a 3D printer.” Kasko’s recent collaborations with Miamibased artist José Margulis, who works with geometric abstractionism and kinetic art to change viewer perspectives, inspired this particular commission. “After I saw José’s creations and installations, made of materials including plastic, aluminium and acrylic, I sought to transform them into something edible,” she explains. Her eyecatching creation for the 70th anniversary edition of Onelife has gone above and beyond to create 70 OLEG KASKO gradient colour chocolate profiles designed by the magazine team to each represent a year as well as the evolution of Land Rover from the first Series I in 1948 through to the new Range Rover Velar. These profiles top a light whipped cheese mousse merging into a crémeux of strawberry, cherry and raspberry above a confit that rests on an almond sponge with lemon peel resting on a crunchy base of caramelised pecans and dried cherries. “I worked to develop a unique recipe for this special commission as I wanted to create something individual, modern and cutting edge,” says Dinara. “It’s been a real honour for me to prepare this cake for Land Rover‘s anniversary, as I like complicated projects and different challenges.” FOR MORE TASTY TREATS see The cake was a month in planning and a week in the making. First a 3D computer model was created before digital drawings were prepared for a milling machine. This cut the 70 car profiles from coloured chocolate plates. These were then individually mounted together and carefully placed by Dinara on top of the layered cheesecake 93


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Land Rover Magazine - Issue 39


Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond

Land Rover stands for not only the most capable premium vehicles, but a state of mind where a sense of curiosity, exploration and wonder informs all of life’s adventures. Encounter this throughout the latest issue of Land Rover Magazine, from meeting a herd of Ice Age survivors on the Dutch coast with the Land Rover Discovery, to the most innovative sustainable architecture on a Californian journey with the Range Rover Evoque

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