Sunday Sweets

Sunday Sweets: Bright Summer Florals

One of my favorite things about Summer is all the COLOR. Bright florals are everywhere, and I can't get enough:

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(By Sugar Sugar Cake School, Australia)

I love it when bakers paint with buttercream!

I'm also smitten with the bright, almost neon pastels that are all the rage this season:

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(By Elena Elkina-Kovaleva, Moscow, Russia)

Doesn't this make you want a fruity cocktail slushy? Or one of those new raspberry Dole Whips at Disney? Mmmm.

(By Rachelle's Beautiful Bespoke Cakes, London, England)

Speaking of Disney, at Epcot's last Flower & Garden Fest there was a booth dying silk scarves in a water-marbling bath. The designs looked a lot like this! So soft and delicate.

Or how about a bold marbled design?

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(By Jose Pablo Vega, Costa Rica)

YES PLEASE.

The bright pink flowers are perfect with this - not to mention the shiny gold accents. Hnnng.

 A gorgeous purple number:

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(By Crazy Sweets, Germany)

How funky cool are those tentacle branches at the bottom?

And check out the satiny sheen on this beauty:

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(By Julian Angel, Columbia)

Oof. So perfect!


More dreamy neon pastels:

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(By Elena Elkina-Kovaleva, Moscow, Russia)

I love the splatter effect around the hummingbirds! Modern and so, so gorgeous.

I keep coming back to this pink-and-blue color combo, but can you blame me?

(By Albena Cakes, Quebec, Canada)

It's SO pretty. Plus this embroidered look has my jaw on the keyboard. HOW?

Speaking of colors that go great together, look at this:

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(By Julian Angel, Columbia)

WOW. Who would have thought to put yellow, fuchsia, and purple together? Besides this genius baker, I mean? This is one of those Sweets I could have framed on a wall and just stare at all day. Mmmm.

And finally, one more candidate for framing:

(By A Wish And A Whisk)

It's just so FUN, right? They even snuck in some orange, my favorite color! Eeeeee!!

Yep, I'll be over here swooning, you guys go on without me. 

Hope these made you smile, everyone! Happy Sunday!

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Sunday Sweets Is ON FIRE

When you live in the Sunshine State people tend to think of that in a positive sense, like it's all soft sunny days and rainbows down here.

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(La Docica Doces, Brazil)

If I could live in a cake, this would be the one!

However, as we Floridians continue sweating through our 5th month of summer, I thought I'd find some Sweet examples of what it's REALLY like to live here:

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(Gina Molyneux)

THIS. Only with less guitars.

Besides, I'm also fascinated by all the cool ways (pun intended) bakers make sugar look like fire!

(Baker unknown - help?)

In this context, Florida weather is the bonfire, and we Floridians are the marshmallows. 

Which is doubly appropriate, since I'm about as pale as an untoasted marshmallow. :P

(Hang on, I just realized those "bricks" are made of cut-up Snickers & Milky Way bars. SWEET STAY PUFT. I need a campfire cake, stat!)

Check out these flames made of sugar glass:

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(Delectable Cakes, no longer open)

 They're even cooler on the back!

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Ahhh-MAZING. And actually inspired by Katniss' dress in Hunger Games, but either way, completely stunning.

Here's some Fire and Ice for you Game of Thrones fans;

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(By Reddit user HermioneJeanGranger7)

I'm guessing the flames are modeling chocolate, but I have no idea how they're so perfect. Dang.

Next a dragon for everyone else, because let's face it, everybody loves dragons:

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(Sweet Spoilers, Australia)

Especially dragons that defy gravity, shoot flames, and presumably taste delicious.

This campfire cake is one of those simple-but-brilliant designs that make me think, hey, maybe I could do that!

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(By Pinterest User Ricae Fleck)

(And lemme tell ya, it is SUPER confusing when bakers upload their cakes directly to Pinterest. Please, stop doing that.)

See the candles in the campfire? That. Is. BRILLIANT!

Plus this is the best use of candy rocks, crushed Teddy Bear cookies, and graham crackers. I think Ricae is a hobby baker, but this looks professionally made! I'm just completely smitten, you guys.

Here come some beautiful abstract "flames" for a firefighter's wedding cake:

(Photos by Soul Echo Studios, but no baker is listed. Anyone know?)

Isn't that lovely? I like the overlapping colors - and of course the little ladders up the side are too cute, ermergosh. (Then they cut it with a mini fireman's ax! Hee!)

I'll admit, this next fireman's cake DOES remind me of a certain wreck that still makes me laugh nearly a decade later. BUT IN A TOTALLY SWEET WAY:

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(Peace, Love, Sugar, California)
(More cute
party pics here!)

Isn't it adorable? And make you want to wish someone good luck in China?

And finally, one more abstract fire and ice beauty that brings the best of both worlds:

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(Kidacity, Australia)

So gorgeous, I almost forgot it's 93 degrees and raining outside. (hahahaaa SOB)

Stay cool out there, my friends! Happy Sunday!

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