As you may recall, Threadless.com hosts an annual contest called Threadcakes where bakers replicate one of Threadless' shirt designs in cake form. Threadless shirts are super fun, and the participating decorators are always amazingly creative. The contest just wrapped this week, and since Jen is one of the judges again this year, I thought I'd share some of *my* favorite submissions.
(I'll post a photo of the shirt design first, followed by the cake entry.)
I'm in love with this design titled "Alice's Sewing Basket:"
And here's Melissa's phenomenal matching cake:
I want this as a statue on my desk for all of eternity.
Here's one called "Firelight Cottage."
And Jennifer's cake:
Look at all that detail! I would never want to cut into that robot. EVER!
This shirt is too cool: "Doc Franklin's Miracle Tonic"
But Neli's cake is even better:
By Neli Josefsen
You can see closer detail shots at the link. So cool.
This design is called "Long Journey." I love the swirly blues and greens!
Vina did an awesome job of bringing the design to life:
"Strange Birds" is one of my favourite designs on Threadless. Look at these colours!
Cora's cake based on the design is just as fun.:
I love the white chocolate pretzel barrier!
"Diver No 12" is such a neat design on its own...
By Jamie Hoffman
But Jamie's take on it is so... very... awesome.
And the rainbow pools are chocolate ganache
mud cakes? Yeah. I'm so there.
This shirt called "Extraordinary Observer" is really cool:
But Georgia's cake really blew me away:
By Georgia Suter
The base is made from cake, and the detail above is all pastillage and gum paste. Very impressive!!
I'll wrap up with a few favorites from the 2D category.
This sweet design is called "A Vehicle Built for Dreams." It reminds me of books I read as a kid:
Sarah's cake is so beautifully painted...
"Sugar Land" is the perfect design to turn into a cake:
By Kim Rountree
And Kim really brought those evil cavity causers to life:
"Birdsong" is a very intricate design:
By Megan Matsumoto
And Megan didn't miss a beat when she turned it into a cake:
It took her a whole week to make! Well worth it, Megan.
There are HUNDREDS of entries on the Threadcakes site, so be sure to check out the gallery for more! This year's winners haven't been announced yet, but we'll let you know when they are.