These may not be your grandmother's cakes... but I bet she'd love them.
(By Papillon Cakes, website currently disabled)
Rickrack and strawberries? Yes, please!
If we learned anything from Grandma's house, it's that you can never have too many floral patterns.
(By Amelie's House)
Especially when they're hand-painted.
No one does "dainty" like our grandmothers did. Mine recently gave me a bunch of her old jewelry, and there are necklace pendants in there smaller than my pinky nail. I'm talking TINY.
Kind of like the little accent flowers on this bottom tier:
(By Cakes by Suzanne)
Can't you just see this on a Formica countertop with little aqua star bursts on it?
Now, when I tell you this next one reminds me of a couch, I want you to know I mean the classiest, most elegant couch EVER. The kind you were never allowed to sit on as a child, and that was flanked by those fancy gilded lamps with porcelain ladies on them.
Break out the teacups and assemble the collectible teddy bears, my friends, because we are having a PAR-TAY.
And speaking of porcelain, doesn't this look like one of those fancy candy dishes from Grandma's formal living room?
(By Sif Jensen)
The green even has a slightly translucent feel to it, like leafy green depression glass. SO PRETTY.
Did your grandparents go through a cherub phase? Mine had art, statues, some particularly memorable soap dishes... but sadly, no gorgeous cakes like this:
(By Svetlana Bayankina)
How appropriate the baker chose cherubs; that hand-piping is HEAVENLY.
Not all color schemes are timeless, of course - but I gotta say, I never thought a baker could make avocado green and peach look this sweet:
And more awe-inspiring piping - it's just so delicate!
Now throw in a little lace and some more hand-painted roses...
YES. Grandma, I take back everything I said about your avocado green fridge. (But I stand fast on my opinion of mustard yellow carpets.)
Did/does your grandmother wear pastel skirt suits? You know, those woven ones that were kind of scratchy? And that always had a giant matching brooch on the lapel?
Admit it, this would make the most gorgeous skirt suit EVAH.
But at the end of the day, I think it's the combination of soft colors and delicate gilded designs that reminds me most of our grandmothers:
(By Sweet Art)
Something here just seems to capture that vintage sense of style and sweetness.
And of course it doesn't get more timeless than a couple of Grandma's favorites: creamy lace, ribbon, and roses:
(By Sweet & Simple Cakes)
Happy Sunday, everyone!
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