Woman Dresses Like a 1950s Housewife but Bakes Like Tim Burton


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”


Hitchcock Pie


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


Nearly everything in this photo is baked, frosted, painted, modeled, styled and photographed by her.

By Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

11 replies on “Woman Dresses Like a 1950s Housewife but Bakes Like Tim Burton”

gotta love a good troll /tosses a piece of bread

clearly you don’t understand art. why would she spend hours styling food, the set and then not polish herself up for the photo? i would think someone who wanted something to look fantastic as a whole would make sure everything in the shot was going to look good, including the models (which is typical of any photoshoot).

ohh, and im sure you look as good as the food you cook.

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