Edible Art…

Posted in Main, Sharing the Handmade Love at 1:54 pm by carrie

Why oh why am I (and so many others) continually impressed when looking at artful cupcakes and cakes? I could browse photos of incredibly decorated cake for hours… why is that? :) I can also watch an Ace of Cakes marathon and be thoroughly content. (And I would love to work with Duff & Mary Alice and sit in one of those fancy blue chairs!)

Any sort of iced confection reminds you that a celebration or party is afoot. Butter, eggs, sugar and flour… covered in more butter = party cornerstone = joy.

I saw a cake today via boingboing.net that got me in the decorating mood…

This “Starry Night” cake is a creation by Megpi on Flickr. I love that this was done with icing and it looks painted on in a happy free form sort of way. The colors blend so beautifully and you can tell that Megpi has some formal art training. So awesome. I’m happy that it’s not fondant, because fondant seems scary to me.

I’m intimidated by fondant… it seems that you get one shot and if it’s not perfect on the first try, you have to start over. I have 2 boxes in my pantry just waiting for me… but… alas… it frightens me. Even with the decade of fimo abuse I took, I just can’t seem to get the fondant out! (ooooh, has anyone done a fondant cane like fimo?? I’m sure someone has… but fondant dries out quicker. I had some crazy elaborate fimo canes… hmmmm). Here’s an example of some fimo canes (Thank you Nogadin on Flickr for this image):

Just for inspiration… Here are some other fun cake and cupcake pictures…

Alice in Wonderland cupcakes by Be Cheery on Flickr.

Beautiful rose cupcakes by Hello Naomi on Flickr.

Mini Chocolate Cake by Bev from Sugarbloom Cupcakes on Flickr.

Cupcake cake by Cupcake Journal on Flickr.

Dogwood Cake and cupcakes by Consumedbycake on Flickr.

“Sweet India” Cake and cupcake by Icing Dreams on Flickr.

Tattoo cupcake by Bakerella on Flickr.

Christening cupcake and cake tower by Blue Cupcake on Flickr.

These cupcakes were done by Abbietabbie on Flickr

And these fondant cupcakes were made by my Cousin-in-law, Tammy :)

My desire to “build a cake” is growing… who’s in? :)


  1. Susan said,

    October 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Those are gorgeous! I love “Ace of Cakes” too, but fondant scares me too. I wonder how the cakes taste? They are sure incredible.

  2. Graycee said,

    October 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Very pretty! Come on over and let’s bake a cake . . . or cupcakes . . . or both!!!

  3. Rachel said,

    October 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Me! I’m in! Let’s get up to our elbows in icing! :D

  4. Maya@Completely-Coastal said,

    October 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Me too, I love looking at cakes and pastries…, they truly are works of art. Eye candy in fact! I don’t feel the urge to eat them, thankfully.

  5. Mary Dawson said,

    October 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    What an inspiring blog!!!

  6. Maggie O. said,

    April 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Love your blog…I too enjoy looking at these beautiful works of art…too pretty to eat, to irresistable to just look at! I am not afraid of fondant, I would try it! So what if you mess up; you’ll never know…jump in;-) I am sure you’ll do amazingly;-)
    Thanks for sharing!

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