After weeks like this one, I find there's nothing quite as comforting as re-visiting old childhood friends:
...not to mention banging on drums and screaming.
E.T. is here to make it all better, though:
Submitted by Renai & made by Picakeso
Right after he borrows your phone, a five-pound bag of Reese's Pieces, and a package of Double Stuf Oreos.
(Ok, ok, the Oreos are for me. WHAT.)
Of course, there's always room for NEW friends:
... who come bearing lo mein cupcakes.
(Get it? Bearing? HEYO.)
And we all know that one happy-go-lucky type who helps put life in perspective with a signature catch-phrase:
Hakuna matata! Here, eat an adorable sugar bug!
"It's the CIIIIIIIRCLE of liiiife! And it MOVES US ALL!!"
(Sorry; I just love type/screaming song lyrics.)
Of course, we also need the grumpier characters to balance things out. Especially the ones we know are really just big ol' softies on the inside:
Sub'd by Rebecca B., made by For Heaven's Cakes
Or, in this case, are big ol' mounds of CAKE on the inside. MMMM.
Sometimes it's easy to think a cake has to be big and sculpted and covered in fondant to be amazing, but the truth is a skilled baker can make even the simplest sheet cake a work of art:
Sub'd by Jessie R., made by Cake Central member robinscakes
Or for my fellow Tolkien fans, how about some Hobbit-themed cupcakes?
Submitted by Sandra K. and made by Imaginarium Cakes
Those braided beards are cracking. me. up.
A lot has been said about the cartoon violence back in ye olden days (aka my childhood), but I've gotta say:
Submitted by Kate F. and made by Amy A-S
This is officially the cutest head-bonk I have ever seen. Look at all the little stars!
Oooh, this next one reminds me which movie John and I need to watch soon:
ParaNorman! I've heard it's really good, if a bit scarier than most people expected. I love the faded, spooky style on the lettering - reminds me of watercolors sprinkled with salt. Such a cool look!
My jaw dropped when I first saw this FrankenWeenie cake:
I'm pretty sure that's not Photoshop, either; the baker just did the entire cake in gray-scale! The contrast with the lime green interior is STUNNING, don't you think? Now I want to see more black-and-white cakes with brightly colored insides - ooh, or maybe rainbow swirls?
Ok, ok, how about this: a Wizard of Oz cake, before the movie goes color - eh? And on the inside, rainbow swirls and maybe two feet sticking out wearing the Ruby Slippers. SOMEONE GET ON THIS IMMEDIATELY.
Getting back to the Sweets...
Here's one for two of the biggest kids I know (and I mean that in the best way possible):
Submitted by James O. and made by Black Sheep Custom Cakes
This is Claptrap from the video games Borderlands and Borderlands 2, aka John and our friend Missy's Favorite Game Of All Time. Claptrap is hilarious, from what I've overheard while John plays, and he apparently really likes to dance. (Claptrap, that is. Although John is also quite entertaining when "Dancing Queen" comes on.)
And finally, a cake that combines elegance, adorableness, and the most perfect mass of curly red hair:
Submitted by Muna C. and made by Choko Late
The little bears! The corset lacing! Merida's teensy elbow poofies! It's alll workin'.
Well, I hope today's Sweets made you smile, and that you're all having a peaceful, extra-lazy weekend.
You've earned it.
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