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Planet Cakes: Australian Baker's Out-of-This World Creations (Photos)

Australia on Earth Cake

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Australia is the focal point on this hemisphere of the Earth cake created by Rhiannon of the Cakecrumbs blog. [Read the Full Story]

Earth Cake in Progress

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To make an Earth cake, a baker creates three concentric circles layered within one another to represent the various layers of the planet. [Read the Full Story]

Earth Cake Layers

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The layers of the Earth are revealed in this view of the hemisphere cake. Red represents the mantel, yellow is the outer core and white is the inner core. [Read the Full Story]

Earth Cake Crust

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Chocolate buttercream was used to represent the crust on this representation of the Earth. [Read the Full Story]

Australia, Asia and Antarctica on Earth

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Asia, Australia, Antarctica and part of Africa can all be seen in this view of the Earth planetary structure layer cake. [Read the Full Story]

Australia in the Ocean

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Australia stands alone in this view of the planetary layer cake. [Read the Full Story]

Asia on the Earth Cake

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A view of Asia on the Earth structural layer cake. [Read the Full Story]

Continents and Oceans of the Cake

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The continents and oceans of the cake are made out of fondant and edible paint. [Read the Full Story]

Piece of Earth Cake

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The structural elements of the cake can be seen when it is cut into. The core, inner core, mantel and crust can all be seen in this photo. [Read the Full Story]

Earth Cake Cut Open

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The structure of the Earth is hidden within this cake. [Read the Full Story]

Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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Jupiter's "Great Red Spot" first attracted cake-maker Rhiannon to the challenge of creating this planetary layer cake. [Read the Full Story]

Miriam Kramer
Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.

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