Yesterday was Dr. Seuss' birthday, which is the PERFECT excuse to round up more of my favorite Seussian Sweets! (WOOT!)
Most Seuss cakes tend to feature a certain cat in a certain hat, but after The Lorax hit theaters we got to see some fun new designs:
By Gabrielle of GoBoulay cakes
And check out the perfect Truffula Tree cupcakes Grabrielle made to go with it!
Look at the perfect twisty trunk! And that icing texture for the tree top? Brilliant.
Sub'd by Noemi R., made by Inticing Creations
Cute story: Noemi and her friends first brought out a decoy wreck to prank the birthday girl. Ha! So, Amy ended up with a wreck AND a Sweet? Dude, that's MY kind of prank!
It's not often that I praise the use of an airbrush on cake, you guys, so brace yourselves:
By Cut the Cake
Now THAT is some awesome airbrushing. There, I said it. It didn't even hurt! (Much.) And I love how the parents' names are listed as the authors! (Did I mention this is a baby shower cake? No? Oops. Um...This is a baby shower cake.)
What's that? You want a jaw-dropping mini diorama of perfectly iced cookies to go with that cake?
Well, gee, you don't ask for much, do you? [<--SARCASM]
Luckily I happen to have a little something here that fits the bill:
By Jen Whitlock of Posh Pastries
My jaw, it has dropped. The balloons! The elephant! The marshmallow packing peanuts!! What a clever twist on the cookie bouquet!
Well, I think it's high time for a certain cat's hat to make an appearance:
I just noticed the cupcake is balancing on the fish's tail! Ha! Love it.
And now, two of everyone's favorite Things:
Wow, these guys break EVERYTHING - including the laws of gravity. [bah-dum-CHA!]
Let's take a closer look:
D'awwww, so sweet! And I'll never get tired of that Seussian line shading, like on the ladder and bow. It just makes the leap from 2D to 3D so beautifully.
Ever wonder what flavor of cake you'd use for green eggs and ham?
I have. I'm thinking pear cake with cinnamon buttercream - but only because Noemi up there mentioned that's what her Lorax cake was, and now I reeeeally want to try it. I'd also like to take a huge chomp out of that fork handle, because it looks like a giant Tootsie Roll. And maybe I'm a little hungry. (WHAT.)
Hang on, we haven't actually seen The Cat in the Hat yet, have we?
No problem-o, I can fix that:
By Ashley Gay
More perfect cookies! Lemme tell you guys, I could stare at cookies like this all day. The pillowy poofiness of that icing is just sooo cool - and I kind of want to pet it. Is that weird? Yes? Then I mean, uh, I want to LICK it. There. All better.
I was about to confess that I haven't seen or read The Lorax, but I think I can bluff my way through this next one Ok. Here goes...
WOW THIS IS AN AWESOME LORAX CAKE.
My favorite parts are the little pulley and those shingles. They look kind of like caramels, right? MMMM.
I think we need some more colorful counting fish in here:
This is such a great theme for a baby shower! And get this: those "ribbons" wrapping the cake are actually hand-crafted fondant and icing. WOW.
Oooh, and here come the Sneetches!
Topsy-turvy cakes were just MADE for Seuss themes. Also, "Fondant Flinger" is the name of my Cake cover band. (BWAHAHAAHA!!)(That was only funny to me, wasn't it?)
Well, let's wrap up this delightful romp with a Sweet combination of all of Dr. Seuss' most popular creations:
Submitted by Kel D., made by Delicious Desserts
I even spy the Grinch in there!
Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!