Don't worry, everyone; you came to the right place. You may have stopped short when you saw this cake:
...and wondered if you had accidentally surfed over to CakeShapedItemsWrappedinFancyWallpaper.com, but nope, this is Sunday Sweets, and that's a real, hand-painted cake!
Cake-painting is just like regular ol' painting, except the artist must work extra quickly when using food-grade paints, and must also be ok with the fact that his or her masterpiece will surely be sliced up and devoured by the end of the night.
Sumitted by Debbie C. and made by Sweet and Saucy Shop
Most painted cakes don't rely on 3D fondant sculpting, so they get their visual impact from lots of detail and bold colors:
Sub'd by Kelly C. and made by Maggie Austin Cake
But here's a double dose of awesome: both fondant figurines and some amazing cake-painting inspired by the nostalgic children's illustrations of Lucie Attwell. (yup, Googled that).
Sub'd by Natasha and made by Nevie-Pie Cakes
So sweet I'm getting cavities just looking at it!
This painted-on barnyard scene adds a solid dose of whimsy to an already whimsical cake.
By Maggie Cakes
By Maggie Cakes It's dripping in whimsy! It's whimsy overload all up in heah! (That's how the cool kids say it. I'm not cool).
I love the simplicity of this cake, the designs look like super high-class doodles!
Did I ever tell you that my nickname in college was "The Doodler?" Maybe I'm cooler than I thought...
And if you just can't get enough animal imagery on cakes, you're going to go wild for this one:
Sub'd by Amber M. and made by Rising Flours
Out of Africa and into my heart! (And belly!) It's absolutely stunning. Baby giraffes, zebra print and cake may very well be all I need to get by in life.
But what's a post about painted cakes without an actual painting on a cake?
Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh-on-with-your-bad-self!
However, if you asked me what the most unlikely painting to be reproduced in cake form would be, due to its abstract nature, abundance of miniature shapes and swirls, and a use of colors you simply aren't going to find in the cake decorating aisle, I would confidently reply: The Kiss, by Gustav Klimt.
(Actually I would just stare at you for a long time and slowly, unblinkingly, back away.)
Sub'd by Mary K. and made by Sweet Ladies Bakery
But what do you know? Here it is. Truly a work of art!
The impressionist style is a natural fit for painting with frosting. I think Monet would approve, and probably glumly wonder why he didn't think of it first.
Sub'd Emily L. and made by Megpie
Now you can have your art and eat it too! Yum-azing.
That's all for today, have a great rest-of-your-weekend!
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