This week I thought we'd look at cakes just like me: short, but sweet.
Not only are today's Sweets all a single tier tall, they're also fantastic inspiration for us mere mortals. After all, most of us will never attempt a giant showstopper cake, but we MIGHT get ambitious with a little one.
Which isn't to say I have any chance of crafting something this lovely, but a girl can dream, right?
(And please tell me they used a template for those perfect polka dots. )
Look at this sweet swirly rose!
(By Sarah's Pastries & Candies, now DBA S. Levy Foods)
I like the touch of glitter on the edges.
Or instead of one BIG flower, you could try a whole bouquet:
(By Arty Tarts)
Or go for something dark and dramatic:
(By Mito Sweets)
That metallic red! Yes.
This blue damask is my favorite color combo today:
(By Layers & Crumbs)
It's just so rich, and that little pop of gold, with all those clean lines? Perfection.
But a standing ovation, please, for the bakery making beauties like this using only buttercream:
That's right, no fondant! It IS possible!
Not that I'm slamming fondant, of course. Fondant gives us perfect pastel ruffles:
(By Wooden Heart Cakes)
And sugarpaste gives us gorgeous, porcelain-like flowers:
In fact, I've always liked that you can keep your gumpaste flowers as a souvenir, long after the cake itself is gone.
Here's one of my favorite designs for ages:
(By Zoe Clark Cakes)
I've always wanted to try this someday. I love how the roses seem to float right on the top edge.
And finally, let's talk about this clever use of the cake board:
(By Marina Danovska)
Lace overload! Look at all that glorious texture! And you guys, did you see? It has a tiny ladybug on top. AAA! Love.
Happy Sunday, everyone!