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Best Psychedelic Gelatin Creations: Calliope Sweets

Calliope Sweets

Food stylist and baker Amanda Bowman has launched Calliope Sweets, a slightly psychedelic and retro-inspired bakery that specializes in pastries, cakes, brightly colored Swiss rolls and wild gelatin creations. Modern, complex and vividly pigmented flavor combos are layered in 1950s-style molds, like a lychee-rose jelly in the shape of a heart, or a carrot, cardamom-vanilla and apricot-ginger-chile dessert in a classic fluted style. The Calliope logo is a Pierrot clown, adding an extra sense of whimsy.