Christine McConnell is a self-taught baker who learned how to make extraordinary pastries by watching YouTube tutorials. Her instagram is a rabbit hole of mesmerizing, melancholy eats, from alien sugar cookies creeping along polka-dotted tablecloths to terrifying strawberry waffle cones.
Using a Nikon D600, the beauty photographer-by-day and mad baker-by-night blends the kitschy style of the 1950s with the cheesy sense of humor of the 1980s (think The Evil Dead, 1981).
The result culminates in an ongoing series of dark confectionery demons:
Creepy crawlie sugar cookies made with nutmeg and caramel.
“The House That Christine Built”
Voodoo Bayou Birthday Cake
Because demons love chocolate too
Samoa Tarantula Cookies by Candlelight
If Snow White was a badass who baked cupcakes
Spooky Peach Tree Pie