Though it already feels like summer down here in sweltering ol' Florida, I'm determined to make the most of this "Spring" thing. (So long as it doesn't involve leaving the house, of course. Have you SEEN the pollen levels out there? HAVE YOU? Poor John is a one-man sneeze machine.)
So, yeah, in honor of Spring I plan to revel in sweet pastels...
And cutey-patootie lady bugs...
And even a little gardening!
Made by Jean D.
FYI: Oreo crumb "dirt" is my favorite kind of dirt.
Oh, and I couldn't decide which gardening cake I liked better, so here, have two:
Mmmm...edible garden tools.
I don't wear heels very often, and to be honest I'm not all that fond of shoe cakes...but this is the exception:
Open mouth: insert shoe.
Seriously, this sweet Jimmy Choo shoe makes me think sugar and spice and everything frilly, girly, and nice. Perfect for a garden party where everyone's sipping tea out of delicate porcelain teacups like this:
Submitted by Emily B. and made by All About Cake
Except these teacups aren't porcelain; they're sugar. WOWZA.
And what garden is complete without a birdhouse?
(I can't get over that weathered "wood" fence and the "metal" roof. Amazing.)
And we can't forget Spring's main attraction: the flowers!
Just when you thought a cake couldn't get any better, you go and learn that the butterflies are made of chocolate. I repeat: THE BUTTERFLIES ARE MADE OF CHOCOLATE.
Man, I love Spring.
And you'll never believe it, but these flowers are made of sugar paste:
Submitted by Alison M.; baker unknown. Spotted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011.
And this is actually cake!
Submitted by Isabella, made by Williams-Sonoma
Well, ok, the missing slice helps make it a bit more believable.
If you follow me over on my other blog, Epbot, then you know I've had cherry blossoms on the brain lately. So naturally, I couldn't resist this slice of heaven:
By the way, for all of you in the DC area admiring the cherry blossoms right now: I am so jealous.
Spring weddings always have the cleanest, freshest style:
Made by Julie D.
And finally, let's go out with a Sweet Spring-splosion!
Those flowers may look freshly cut, but they're actually painstakingly hand crafted from sugarpaste. The cake itself is fondant-free, though, and I have to say I'm really digging that texture. Absolutely gorgeous.
Hope you enjoyed my pollen-and-allergen-free Spring Sweets, guys! Happy Sunday!