Photo: Courtesy of Judith Klausner

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If you've ever made a stack of heart-shaped flapjacks or decorated cupcakes to look like tulips, you have a soul mate in Judith G. Klausner. Using straight pins, toothpicks, and a deep well of patience, Klausner sculpts crème-filled sandwich cookies into art reminiscent of cameos. "I feel most comfortable letting the figure come as I work," she says. Each piece takes up to six hours to make; when they're not being displayed, they live in Klausner's refrigerator.