You ever stop to think about how far cake art has come in the last 10 years?
Well, you're about to:
That's not embroidery thread, it's ICING. All of it!
When I first set out to find crafty cakes for this week I expected the usual sewing baskets and yarn balls, but let me tell you, Sweet friends: Craft cakes have come a loooooong way.
(Lindy's Cakes, UK)
This mosaic tile design looks like actual ceramic! So pretty!
And tell me this doesn't look like a modern stained-glass lamp:
(Maggie Austin Cake, Washington, D.C.)
This cross-stitch cake juuust about broke my brain:
(Ana Salinas, Brazil)
Again, yes, really cake, with icing "thread"!
THIS IS AMAZING.
Would you believe I even found a cake for mixed-media scrapbookers?
(Larissa Ubartas, Germany)
Tell me this doesn't scream Tim Holtz to you. Look at that verdigris!
I always love it when bakers use icing "paint":
(Katarzynka Sztuka Cukrowa, Poland)
And I want to see more fondant quilling, bakers! Like this!
(Cecilia Campana Cake Art, Italy)
Here comes another tile cake, this time with a gorgeous hand-painted design:
(Antonio Ventieri, Italy)
I know we're supposed to be focusing on the tile, but I love all the cheery lemons with it! So sweet with that blue.
And finally, my friends, I found not one, but TWO cakes this week that completely fooled me. I don't say that lightly, either; I consider myself an expert at sussing out what's cake and what's not.
(Magical Edible Art, Canada)
This one totally got me. It it wasn't on a cake board I would have scrolled right on past. As it was, I though someone crocheted a cake & stuck it on a board to be cute.
NOPE IT'S REALLY CAKE.
And while we're all reeling over that, here's an even bigger one that I 100% *refused* to believe was cake until I visited the baker's site:
(American Cake Decorating Magazine, tutorial here)
Frankly, I'm still suspicious, lol. Look at this close-up and tell me you'd ever in a million years think it was made of sugar:
Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's hoping it's crafty and happy and Sweet.
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