It's Pink Flamingo Day, Sweets fans, and as a Floridian I feel it's my patriotic duty to bring you only the finest feathered cakes.
(Vanille Couture, Mexico)
Plus I just like looking at them. Look how swoon-worthy!
(Mi Sweet Cake, Portugal)
Yep, you could say all other bird cakes don't have a leg to stand on.
These hand-painted cookies make me wish flamingos really DID have purple tail feathers:
(Yasya Tort, Russia)
Although their real-life salmon pink is pretty enough for me - especially when paired with little teal ferns and mushrooms:
(Lesya Tort, Russia)
Are flamingos actually just swans on stilts?
(Little Button Bakery, UK)
I report, YOU DECIDE.
(Also I love this pattern! Doesn't it look like alcohol ink art?)
Flamingos are so inherently silly looking - in the most elegant way, of course - that it's no wonder they're so popular right now. They're like nature's built-in reminder to never take yourself too seriously.
And also to wear more tutus:
(My Cake School, online tutorials)
YAY TUTUS!! Yasssss.
More black-and-white stripes, this time with a sprinkling of gold for drama:
(Sonho Doce, Rio de Janeiro)
I'm going to feature a rare NON-professional shot, because my friend Stephanie snapped these at her sister's wedding, and I am smitten:
(Le Petit Sweet, Florida)
See the flamingos hidden in the hand-painted floral pattern? I love that! And of course these colors are close enough to my OTP of teal and orange that they're tugging at my heart strings. ;)
So-called "brush stroke cakes" are ALSO all the rage right now, so put the two together, and you've got the HEIGHT of cake-trend awesomeness:
(Baker unknown, help?)
I love this style because it's simple enough to fool us mere mortals into thinking we, too, can maybe decorate a cake someday. Maybe. But probably not.
Is it possible to have TOO much pink sugary things?
NO IT IS NOT.
(Cake Design By Sheri, Idaho)
I think that's pink cotton candy for their bodies, hee.
(Have you ever watched how bakers make these buttercream stripes? It's really cool!)
(Careful - or you, too, will have an IG feed full of bakers icing things.)
Here come more stripes (I guess I have a type?) with the SWEETEST sleepy flamingo cookie:
(Inspired to Taste, California)
Look at all these textures! The wing, the flowers, even the carefully spaced sprinkles feel like a piece of art.
And finally, a big 3D flamingo cake that reminds me of the one Alice plays croquet with, hee:
(Mon Cheri Cakes, Israel)
THAT FACE! Isn't he perfect?
He also reminds me - a little too much - of the time I came nose-to-beak with an aggressively affectionate flamingo, and lived to tell the (hilarious) tale. Ah, memories. (Maybe eating a cake of Mr. Beady Eyes would give me closure. That's worth a shot, right? :D)
Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, go put on a tutu and eat some cake already.
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