It's National Gardening Day, my friends, and rather than dwell on how TERRIBLE I am at keeping plants alive, I've decided to look at this in a positive light: I'm really good at killing plants.
I can't kill these!
(Mina Bakalova, Bulgaria)
AND LOOK HOW PRETTY. These colors make me so happy. Ahhh.
Today I decided to branch out (heh) from typical gardening cakes, so I started searching for "Secret Garden" cakes... and wow did that pay off:
(Sihirli Pastane, Turkey)
EEEEE! I actually gasped, it's so magical. And I must - MUST! - know what the soft grass is made of. Because I want to pet it. :)
This one is more like a surprise garden:
(Julia Kedyarova, Moscow)
One of the best flower slice cakes I've seen. I especially love the butterflies!
More secret garden vibes:
(By Freehill, Original Design by Karen Portoleo)
That trompe l'oeil painting is so convincing; I though the cake was actually carved out behind her!
Are enchanted gardens a thing? Because I think this qualifies:
(Sweet Symphony, India)
The floating hummingbird! SWOON. Plus I've been staring for a while now, and I *still* can't quite tell which of the top tier flowers are painted and which are 3D.
You know what else is incredible? A wearable enchanted garden, which should totally be a thing;
(Cake Buro, Russia)
Look at the detail in her hair wisps(!!), and the teeny tiny butterflies at the bottom. So much to love here.
Of course I have to include a little Wonderland mushroom garden, right?
(Elena Gnut Cakes, Russia)
Elena's painting always blows me away! I love that it's the classic Disney Alice with a Tim Burton feel.
This one reminds me of some sun catchers I had as a kid:
(Vinism Sugar Art, world-traveling teacher)
Anyone remember the sun catchers where you melted plastic beads into a frame? (Do they still make those?) These colors are so bright, it's like those: like there's bright sunlight streaming through.
It took me a second to spot the couple in this romantic renaissance number:
I like the unexpected pops of orange in all those pastels, so pretty!
And finally, my friends, here's an enchanted garden Sweet guaranteed to leave you hanging:
No words! Just a dropped jaw, BIG EYES, and two grabby hands, ha.
Happy Sunday, my friends! May you find many more Sweet things.
And from my other blog, Epbot: