Hot dog! It's time for the 2nd Round of Threadcakes!
To recap: Threadcakes is a contest hosted every year by Threadless.com and co-judged by her grand-high-cakiness herself, Jen! Bakers make cakes inspired by Threadless shirt designs, and I use the term "inspired by" loosely, because these cakes are more like perfect replicas. So exact, it's almost eerie. Like this trio of owls here:
"Owls of the Nile"
Whoooo doesn't think this is awesome? No one, that's who. I want to hang them on my wall!
Incredible how the baker captured this design's hand-sketched look in fondant. I also want to hang this one on my wall! I don't really have an Arabian-moon-colony theme happening in my home right now, but I'd be willing to consider it.
These designs are so darn creative! I think I need a murderous-handlebar-head-shark cake, too. Or the shirt version would be fine, if not nearly as tasty.
"Epic Adventure Muppets DTG"
By KupKake Tree
It's a Mount Rushmore of Muppets! I love how it plays with scale, from the big balloons above to the tiny little trees in the foreground. That, and Bunsen and Beaker on a bicycle built for two!
"Bad Bad Walker"
Ha! This one really looks like a drawing come to life with all the outlined edges. It must be a baby AT-AT, because the ones in the movies are nowhere near toilet-sized. (I actually have no idea what I'm saying and googled everything about that last sentence. Sorry. I'm just not that up-to-speed with Star Trek.) (KIDDING!)
By Lynn Smith
Oooh, spooooky. And just in time for Halloween! (If you happen to be a Halloween freak like me, and begin preparations in August.) I'm sure your guests would devour this dust-covered delight, and if not, you could just set it out again next year.
There is no end to the awesomeness that is before you. Not to mention you can totally eat this.
I need a moment.
By Tiffany Cook
Aw, Gandalf and Bilbo! This baker totally nailed Bill Watterson's 'Calvin and Hobbes-y' style, which is how I've always secretly wished I could draw. I'm tragically stuck in the land of stick figures and smiley faces.
Which is not such a bad thing, I guess. Because oh my goodness, this one is drawn to perfection. (Fondanted to perfection?) And how funny is the plight of the smiley? I can relate. That's basically my entire morning routine, right there.
Have you ever seen anything so lovely? I would wear this and eat it and display it and cradle it in bed with me at night. (Ok, maybe not that last one.) What insanely incredible talent.
I almost feel bad for Jen. So many amazing Threadcakes this year, how could you possibly pick a favorite?! (If you're curious, watch the Threadcakes site this week, because I think they're announcing the winners very soon!)
Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets (at) Cake Wrecks (dot) com!