Paper crafters know what a Cricut is, but for those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a home electronic die-cutting machine that cuts paper in countless shapes to be used for card making and scrap-booking. When the company that makes it came out with something called the Cricut Cake ($218), Cricut junkies everywhere gasped. A personal die-cutting machine for fondant and gum paste?? Amazing.
Now, I’m not in the market for a CC, but I do linger over their display at the craft store, wondering just what kinds of marvelous things these babies could produce. Continue Reading
“Your an idiot!” “Moroon!” We’ve all seen these unfortunate spellings in blog comments. They always make me chuckle, because, seriously, if you’re going to call somebody a moron, at least spell the words right. And if you’re going to celebrate someone’s achievement with a cake, the sentiment on the cake should also be spelled correctly. Case in point, these classic missteps courtesy of Cake Wrecks.
“Can you spell ‘redundancy’ teacher?” Also, teacher’s #1 what? Or is the teacher #1? Continue Reading
Anyone who knows me knows I love me some geeks, so when I saw these cakes compiled by Larissa Meek, I think I may have squealed a little bit. There’s 26 in all and something for every geek and geek-loving cake lover out there. Here’s a few that caught my eye.
Wilton’s giant cupcake pan makes a, well, giant cupcake. The pan itself is divided, so you bake the top part and the bottom part separately. Then, you ‘glue’ them together with icing. It’s available through target.com and Sur la table for 30 bucks. (For more inspiration on decorating ideas, check out the adorable pics at Sur la table.)
I hesitate to label Elisa Strass of Confetti Cakes a cake decorator. She’s an artist. Plain and simple. Proof of her extraordinary abilities are exhibited in this video of her sculpting an image of her father’s labradoodle. It took her four days to complete the project.
Everybody’s favorite woman in an apron, Betty Crocker, has a tutorial for making these darling LEGO cakes. The Crock’s super-easy technique starts with a box cake-mix, of course. And those round nubby things on top? They’re large marshmallows that have been cut in half!