So I was thinking I wanted to do something different this week for Sweets. Something new. Something crazy. Something, I don't know...tentacley.
Don't worry; I'm not going to show you anything WEIRD. Besides, I bet most of you like a cute lil' octopus as much as you obviously like owls. (YOLO!)
By Cake Central member Miniminipop
And besides, lookit that cutie!
(True story: I just learned what YOLO meant last month. I'm such an internet trend failure.)
(Truer story: I just learned YOLO does NOT mean "you obviously love owls." MY ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE. [sob])
Of course, not ALL octopuses/octopi/octopodes are that adorable. Some just look all hip and cool while hanging out in their undersea gardens:
Submitted by Kelly M. and made by Jacqueline Marie's
I'd like to be
Under the sea
In an octopus's garden
In the shaaaade.
(See, that's why he's cool!)
While others search the sea floor for awesome steampunk accessories:
Submitted by Heather and made by Over the Top Cakes
"Yesss... I shall glue some gearsss on it, and call it 'ssssteampunk!' Mwah-ha-haa!"
(Not sure why I think octopi sound like vampire snakes, but there ya go.)
Now you might think that octopodes are the only things with tentacles. NOT SO.
There are also the giant squids in storybooks:
By Sweet Fix
In this case, literally.
(See what I did there? LITERALLY?!)
And fashion-forward Disney villains:
By Cake Central member e-cakefactory
Ursula, dahling, you've never looked more delectable!
...and who can forget the infamous Davy Jones?
EEEK!! Ok, gotta be honest: this thing is WAY too realistic for me. Amazing, yes, but I swear I can see his "beard" squirming. [shudder]
Yep, I'm going to need some serious cute to recover from that.
By MyCakeSchool (photo tutorial at the link)
Ahh, that's better. Such a sweet design, and I like the writing in the sugar "sand."
What is it about a little octopus in a sailor hat that makes him look so huggable, anyway?
By D Bar Denver
D'awwww. And if I'm not mistaken, those are sugar glass gems on the top tier and on the wire sprigs. Way to whip out the SKILLZ, guys!
Now, I know my fellow geeks are waiting for a Cthulhu cake, but I've gotta tell you, I think we posted the best one just a few months ago for Halloween - and believe it or not, good Cthulhu cakes are hard to find!
Besides, just picture this next guy with a body and wings and a seeping aura of horror, and that's basically Cthulhu right there:
By Kathy Cakes
(Can you believe this is cake? 'Cuz I'm not sure I can!)
Oh! And of course we can't talk about amazing octopus cakes without this famous showstopper:
Submitted by Ashley B. and made by Highland Bakery
That's 200 pounds of airbrushed awesomeness, right there. Ahhhh-MAZING.
Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Gee, if you love octopuses so much, why don't you get married with 'em?"
Oh, you mean like with this super-fantabulous wedding cake?
By Cake Central member RejectedSeoul
EXCELLENT IDEA, you!
Now, just throw in a few cute little seahorses, and I am SO THERE.
And finally, I'm going to end with this stunning, mildly bizarre, excessively tentacley example of cakey goodness:
Wowza. Tentacles have never looked more elegant.
But mostly elegant.
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