Whether you're a fan of Portlandia or not, I think we can all agree that when it comes to cake, sometimes you just need to put a bird on it.
Maybe a proud bird:
By Cut the Cake
(If I could pipe like that, I'd be proud, too.)
Or a magical bird:
Submitted by Louisa B. and made by Eline at DreamCakeFactory; more pics here.
Hedwig loves you THIS MUCH.
Or some pretty jailbreak birds:
With apologies to Maya Angelou: I know why the un-caged bird tastes so good.
(They're flying. They're free!)
How about some modern birds?
Submitted by Emma F. and made by Josef's Vienna Bakery & Cafe
"Spruce it up. Make it pretty!"
Or a really little Big Bird?
DO WANT GIMMIE.
How 'bout just the three figures, then? Please?
Of course, there's always an angry bird:
(With guest stars from the movie Rio)
I'm trying to imagine what three-year-old Noah could have possibly done to deserve a cake this awesome. Did it involve potty-training? 'Cuz I've got that DOWN, SweetBeas. Just sayin'.
And now even more angry birds because seriously-how-cute-is-this:
By the by, last month Angry Birds had a holiday level titled Wreck the Halls, and this month they have a birthday level full of cakes to smash. COINCIDENCE?
Ok, yeah, probably. But I choose to believe we have CW fans over there. So THERE.
Now a cutey-patooty bird:
Submitted by Kelly K. and made by Just Call me Martha
I'm picturing frills and satin pillows and floofy princess skirts. [dreamy sigh]
Followed by...a Hunger Games bird?
Submitted by Affifa R. and made by deathbycupcake (And you can buy just the toppers at the link! Sweet!)
Aww yeeeah. Technically it's a mockingjay - and if you've read the books, you know how awesome these are. The odds are definitely in DeathByCupcake's favor.
Let's wrap things up with some rainbow birds:
Submitted by Sarah C. and made by Nevie-Pie Cakes
I usually don't know who the bakers are when I choose each week's Sweets, so you might be wondering just how many times I can feature Nevie-Pie Cakes in one year. Ha! Seriously, though, Natasha has enough talent to fuel a dozen bakers. Love her style.
And finally, another pair of sweet tweeters:
Submitted by Becca S. and made by Scrummy Mummy's Cakes
...on a giant cupcake!
I love the rose swirls and the woodgrained basket base. And I know you could technically call this a cupcake cake, but we won't be doing that - WILL WE? [meaningful glare] Nope. Let's not sully this beautiful creation with the dreaded CCC [ptooie!] label.
Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!