As much as I love themed and sculpted cakes, I'm still a huge fan of the "just plain gorgeous" style. Perfect colors, flawless design, bows so clever you'd swear they're made of ribbon - they get me every time.
You know, like this:
Let me know if you have a url for them!)
I literally "ooooh"ed at this cake. Heh. It's the perfect "something blue" for a wedding, don't you think?
I'm in love with this modern tropical design, and not just because it's in my favorite color:
It's like a ceramic art piece - the sheen is perfect.
Some of you may remember this next one: it was in the background of Ryan I.'s Mario groom's cake that we featured a while back:
Darling dots and daisies! Such a fun color combo, too.
This Eiffel tower is made of sugar, believe it or not:
[Update: see more of Leah's cakes on Cake Central here.]
Tidbit for the day: Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter who developed an art form called "Neo-Plasticism," which consisted of a white background, black grid work, and the three primary colors. (Thank you, Wikipedia.)
And if you want to go the extra mile, you could even have a Mondrian homage *inside* the cake:
Wow. Seriously. How cool is that?
Ah...perfection. It's like the Cat in the Hat's baby shower cake!
(Take a close look at those bows, too - I seriously need Eneq to give me lessons on bow-making.)
And as always, I saved my favorite for last:
If I had to do it all over again, this would be a top contender for my dream wedding cake. I think it's the flowers. And the pattern. And the round/square tier combination. But really, does love need a reason? ;)
Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets (at) Cake Wrecks (dot) com!
Oh, and speaking of things I love: one of my favorite charities, Give Kids the World, is participating in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge right now. If they get enough votes, they'll be given $250,000 to renovate the villas in the GKTW Village. (Woohoo!) GKTW is an amazing organization that provides children with life-threatening illnesses the vacation of a lifetime right here in Orlando. (Check out some of the photos on their site; this place is awesome.) They host, feed, and entertain an average of 7,000 families a year - all at no cost to the families.
The Challenge ends June 3oth, and you can vote every day. GKTW is currently in 11th place. Ahead of them are things like weight rooms and a horror film festival. So please - please - vote. Set a reminder, like I am, and vote every day! If you already have a Facebook account, it's a simple click: ten seconds, tops. (If not, some sign-up info is required.)
You guys know I don't do this very often; it's just that important to me and John. So thanks for reading this, and thanks in advance for voting - 'cuz I know you are just awesome enough to help GKTW win this thing. :)