I've been on a retro movie kick lately, and I gotta say, Explorers? The 80s flick about 3 kids who build a spaceship and go meet celebrity-impersonating aliens? TOTALLY HOLDS UP. Go watch it on Netflix, and tell me I'm wrong.
And while we're relishing in some sweet, sweet nostalgia, how 'bout the cartoons we grew up with? No, not Rugrats, you young whippersnappers - I'm talking real old school. Like Popeye:
(By Over The Top Cakes)
Granted, he's from a little before even my time, but I do remember you're supposed to squeeze spinach out of the can and swallow it in a single gulp.
I'm from more of the Looney Tunes era, so Marvin the Martian here is, like, THE COOLEST:
(By Yener's Cakes)
Little known fact: Marvin's ray gun is named the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, so when I made my first steampunk ray gun, I had a plaque made naming it the Illudium SP-36 Aether Sub-Modulator (SP for "steam powered," of course.)
I know what you're thinking. And I take that as compliment.
(By Blake's Cakes, design by Debbie Brown)
The bubbly dust trail! The snapped rope! The only thing missing from this Road Runner diorama is an Acme product.
Are you ready to have a song stuck in your head without my saying a single word?
(By Cake Central member GRAMMASUE)
You're humming it now, aren't you? I KNEW IT.
Oh, and those guys on the side aren't printed; that's all handpiped - the technique is called Frozen Buttercream Transfer. Beautifully done, too!
"Hey there, Boo Boo! Who's ready for a pic-a-nic?"
Yogi is just unbearably cute. And the little bunny! Ack!
Speaking of cute, here's my latest find in my quest for the world's sweetest Rainbow Brite cake:
(By Sugar Mummy Cupcakes)
Now, if I ever find a cake for Rose Petal Place or Moon Dreamers, I may actually die.
(You 80s girls know what I'm taking about!)
Moseying on over to the town of Bedrock:
(By Le torte di Barbara)
Great, now THAT song is stuck in my head.
Anyone out there feeling a little blue?
Then here, this should help:
(By Dolce Mente Sheila)
Smurfin' fantastic, I say!
One of John's favorite sayings is "Work smarter, not harder."
Because you should always listen to the duck who swims in a vault full of gold coins:
How great is this? Uncle Scrooge looks ready to whack us with his cane!
And from whacking to pecking:
(Just so you know, that segue worked better in my head.)
(By Alessandra Caldeira)
Cannot even handle those adorable birds, and the lil' worm, and the mini cake made of cake. SO GOOD.
And finally, here's one for all the lovers out there:
(By Planet Cake)
And also the stalkers. And the skunks. And the loving stalker skunks.
(Those glasses! Hee!)
Happy Sunday, everyone! Let's go watch some cartoons. And as always, check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!