Desis love a good, opulent celebration be it weddings, baby showers, and birthday parties. A reoccurring theme in many modern-day desi parties is to have elephant cakes. No highly defensive people, I don’t mean cakes made from elephants. Rather, a cake with elephant accents, embellishments, and topper; or whole cakes structured in a shape of an elephant! This makes sense since Indians hold a great reverence for elephants and their depiction in art and culture usually connote wisdom and good luck. And in Hindu iconography–with the obvious deity of Ganesh aside– elephants also have attributes of divinity.
Gorgeous Elephant Cakes
These elephant cakes are certainly divine with the bright colors, mastery of form, and artfulness borderline otherworldly. They are almost, almost too gorgeous to eat but hey, who am I to say no to divinity? Check out some of my favorites!