Today I'm giving a whole new meaning to butterflies in your tummy, in the best possible way:
(By Caking It Up)
It's like the prettiest dream you've ever had, freeze-framed and dipped in sugar.
(By Magical Edible Art)
Love those pillowy wings.
(By Sweetlake Cakes)
...and this letter topper!
I'm probably biased since they're my favorite color, but Monarchs have got to be the prettiest butterflies we have here in Florida. They also make the prettiest wedding cakes:
Check out that great texture with the layered silhouettes; really makes the monarchs pop.
Random True Fact: If you ask John what his favorite creature is, he will say it's the butterfly. Years ago we heard a talk on all the impossible things a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly, and John was so fascinated that he went off and read and watched and researched and I guess just fell in love with these fluttery wisps of lunacy.
(By Sweet 'N Sassy Cakes)
"Fluttery wisps of lunacy" totally fits this swoopy rainbow loveliness.
And would make a sweet band name.
I pride myself on being able to tell what's cake and what's not, but this next one? TOTALLY STUMPED ME:
(By Caprice Cake)
The bottom edge really, REALLY looks like mosaic tile. And the rest is porcelain smooth! Frankly, I'm still not entirely sure this is cake. Could I get a slice, just to be sure? ;)
Speaking of cake that looks like non-cake things, look how pretty this stained glass number is:
(By Ik Hou Van Taart)
And this one looks like the most delicate needlework embroidery:
(By Kristina Rado)
Though I think most brides still prefer the classic butterfly trail:
(By Magic Mouthfuls)
And hey, sometimes, you've just got to go for ALL the colors:
(By Ph. D.-serts)
[Note: The photo we had here previously was a photoshopped version stolen by an unscrupulous Etsy seller. We've since replaced it with the original photo and credited the correct baker. Sorry, guys!]
But since I've already admitted my love for Monarchs, you know this had to be my favorite today:
Plus it reminds me of this Effie Trinket I just photographed last weekend at MegaCon:
Gee, I wonder why I like her dress so much? ;)
Happy Sunday, everyone!