Birthdays and weddings are special events that deserve cakes that embody the personality of the celebrants. So while there are Disney Princess cakes, Dora the Explorer cakes, and *shudder* Miley Cyrus cakes, there are some that are on the geeky side. You know the celebrant is a true gamer when they top their dessert with Mario and Princess Peach or Pyramid Head from Silent Hill (The game, not the movie. Yuck.)
Situated in Glossop, on the edge of the UK’s Peak District, is a little gem of a cake shop filled with freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. Plus, some fabulous gifts, locally made marmalades and aprons, and a vast range of sprinkles and cake stands. Recently the talented Alice Rose created this AMAZING pirate […]
Debbie Goard isn’t a baker, she’s a cake sculptor. If you’ve ever wanted to nom an edible spray can or chihuahua, this San Fran 3D cake artist can make it happen.
Kids these days have on idea who the Ghostbusters were, so you can pretty much be sure that this cake is made for someone in their 30s. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just not something the ‘Greatest Generation’ would have done, just saying.
I grew up decorating cakes in my mom’s Baskin Robbins, so something about Margie Livingston’s creative process as she makes sculptures out of paint reminds me of squeezing multicolored decorating chocolate out of plastic bottles. Of course, her work is much more impressive than my little flowers and penguins.
If you thought it was impossible for something to be too pretty too eat, you may reconsider after taking a gander at the luxury line of cakes and cookies at Maggie Austin Cake in Washington, DC. Maggie LaBaugh, the veritable mastermind behind the whole operation, was a former classical ballet dancer who now runs a custom cake design shop that will literally make your jaw drop. Maggie draws on her earlier training to create exquisite confections using clean lines, classic simplicity, and sheer elegance. She employs a strong artistic structure taking inspiration from famous sculptures, painting movements and even the realm of haute couture.
‘We’re all a little mad here’, say the owners of Hollywood’s Laurel Avenue Bakery (aka Bakelab), an outfit that makes handcrafted goodies inspired by that fantastical childhood classic, Alice in Wonderland. The bake shop’s Tea Party Curio Box is packed with a delectable array of trippy treats: ‘curiously sweet’ blue meringue mushrooms, Cheshire Cat Macarons, ‘Taste Me’ cookies, and even a couple of unbirthday cupcakes — candles included.