"Elegance isn’t about being noticed, it’s about being remembered."
Isn't that a deep thought? I didn't think of it myself. I found it on Pinterest, which basically does my thinking for me these days. But I do think you'll find today's vintage style Sweets to be nothing but noticeable AND memorable.
For instance, I don't think I will ever forget this cake, as I've been staring at it for a solid 20 minutes.
Its beauty has been burned into my brain!
This next one is completely fondant-free, and so exquisitely detailed it's actually causing me physical pain. Ugh.
Submitted by Denette L. & made by & Eat It, Too!
Have you ever felt that? A little sting from viewing something of absolute beauty? Like this gorgeous cake, or an amazing sunrise, or Zac Efron?
Perhaps I've said too much.
I've never looked at a cake before and wished it was a ride at Disneyland, but here you have it:
Hmm, but maybe an entire theme park dedicated to cake would be even better. Caketopia! I might be onto something here...
Now, prepare your eyeballs for the intense awesomeness they are about to behold:
Sub'd by Annette P. & made by J'Adore Cakes Co.
Each of these cakes is entirely breathtaking on its own, but THREE? A pearly pink trifecta of peacock plumaged perfection? Swoon. No. I take that back. They deserve two syllables: Swoo-hoon.
I don't think anything fits the term 'vintage elegance' better than a corset.
And this incredible cake really imbodies the phrase, huh? Get it? *elbow nudge*
Ohh, I love the diamond tufting on this cake. And the colors are so retro and perfect. With the glints of gold and pearls, it's like a little jewelry box full of treasures!
Submitted by Crystal Q. and made by Andrea's SweetCakes
However, I wouldn't be disappointed to find it full of cake inside, either.
Someone should tell this cake that it's not polite to upstage the bride.
Look at that lace! Simply gorgeous.
Modern vintage: an oxymoron?
Ha ha hardly.
(Well, I guess it is an oxymoron, but that word just sounds like an insult!) This cake deserves nothing but flattery with its cool juxtaposition of stripes and ruffles.
And now: more ruffles!
This confection looks totally cute and innocent, until you notice that one layer looks like a garter, and the ruffly tier looks like a petticoat! Gasp! I clutch my pearls in shock! Such scandalousness.
And I'm not sure exactly how, but this cake is giving off a bit of a 'boudoir' vibe as well. Maybe its the sassy stack of ruffles, or the 'stitching' along the stripes, or the fondant jewelry draped just-so.
"Voulez-vous stare at this cake avec moi?"
PS: EDIBLE JEWELRY? Is this really real? I approve.
Sweet sassafras! This final Sweet is amazing. It's like a '40s prom dress or something. In fact, it's the very definition of vintage elegance. I even made up a word in its honor:
(That uh, sounded more complimentary in my head.)
Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.
Update from john: Commenting may be a bit... wonky today. We're working on it. And by "working" I mean waiting for someone to fix it. Hey, someone! Could you hurry it up?!