Yosemite Sam Cake

Yosemite Sam Cake

This gorgeous Yosemite Sam Cake was made by Ennas’ Cake Design.  

 

“That’s right, Yosemite Sam … The roughest, toughest, hombre that ever locked horns with a rabbit”

 

 

Yosemite Sam Cake

 

“I’m a-sailin’ with the tide, or my name ain’t Shanghai Sam … and it is”

 

Yosemite Sam Cake

Irina’s Yosemite Sam is wonderful.  He is standing in front of the swinging doors of a saloon.  Since Sam is so short, only Sam’s hat is above the swinging doors.  I love that his moustache is as tall as him and that he has his six shooters out.

Elmer Fudd has some classic moments, especially when hunting both Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. But, I’ve always preferred Yosemite Sam over Elmer.  Sam is the perfect foil for Bugs.  He is all bluster and no brains.  Plus, Sam was constantly playing roles other than the classic western outlaw.  Sam was everything from a knight in shinning armor to a Hessian soldiers and it always worked because no matter how he was dressed, he was always acted and spoke the same.  

 

“I’m no doc, ya flea-bitten varmint … I’m Riff-Raff Sam … the riffiest riff that ever riffed a raff!

 

Yosemite Sam Cake

As much as I love Irina’s Yosemite Sam, the bottom layer is my favorite part of this cake.  I love the design of this layer.  Irena uses both hand painting and layer fondant cut outs to make a gorgeous 3-d western scene.  The very back is blue sky with white clouds. Just in front of that are some gorgeous multicolored mesas, in front of the mesas are hills of sand and cactuses. Even the cake board looks like desert stone.  The scene is so perfect, I expect John Wayne to ride by any moment. Smile 

“Who am I?  I’m Sam Von Schmamm the Hessian … that’s who I am”

 

Yosemite Sam Cake

The back of the cake is just a gorgeous.  I like this photo because it gives you a better view of the saloon without Yosemite Sam hogging the view.  You can actually see the wooden boards that make up the saloon.  It has wooden windows and a swinging door.  I’m not sure I’d want to visit this saloon because it serves riff-raff like Sam.  Forget Mos Eisley, I think you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than at this saloon.

“Yeah, Chilikoot Sam … The roughest, toughest, rootinest, shootinest claim-jumper that ever jumped a claim”

Miss Piggy Swing Cake

Miss Piggy Cake

This fabulous Miss Piggy cake was made byEat Cake.  Miss Piggy is wearing a fancy very light pink dress with lace sleeves and lace at the neck of the dress. There are white flower appliqués on the top part of the dress just below the lace neck.  Layers of ruffles are at the bottom of the dress. Miss Piggy is wearing matching very light pink dress shoes. She is holding the rope of the swing in one hand and holding two yellow roses and one pink rose in the other hand.  

This cake comes with it own edible wooden frame that surrounds Miss Piggy and her swing. There are green leaves and pink and yellow roses around the wooden frame. These roses match the ones Miss Piggy is holding.

 

Miss Piggy Swing Cake

This Fantastic cake won first place in the professional carved cake category at the Cake and Craft Show Cake competition in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Miss Piggy Cake

Here’s a close-up of Miss Piggy sitting in the swing.

 

Miss Piggy Cake

The decorations for this cake were made using fondant and wafer paper. This Miss Piggy cake was a challenge to decorate because it rested on a working swing.

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Hipster Disney Princess Cookies

Hipster Disney Princesses Cookies

Wow!!! These amazing Hipster Disney Princess Cookies were made by Cookie Cowgirl.  I love how Monica re-envisioned these classic Disney characters as real girls.  I’ve had serious eye problems since birth and my husband is visually disabled, so I thought the idea of having all of the girls wearing glasses was a really neat touch.

Here is a close-up of these amazing cookies:

 

Hipster Disney Princess Cookies

The characters are Tinkerbelle, Jasmine, Ariel, Giselle, Pocahontas, Aurora, Belle, Snow White, Merida, Meg, Cinderella, Esmerelda, Mulan, Jane, Rapunzel, Alice, Tiana, & Wendy.

The close-ups of these cookies are amazing. I LOVE Monica’s designs for each of the girls.  She captures the essence of each character and updates them to look like real girls.  A classic example of this is Cinderella who is near the middle of the picture.  Cinderella has her blond hair, her light blue head band, her blue choker, and pearl earrings.  Her colors are still blue and white.  Because of this, she is instantly recognizable as Cinderella, but the design is so modern that she could go to the mall and not stand out.

Each girl has a different set of glasses which is designed to fit their personality and clothing.

I also love how the cookies each have a gold frame.  It makes the cookies stand out.  Monica uses three different designs for the frames.

Monica drew these cookies with edible markers and then added more colors with a brush.  The end results is simply stunning.  The artwork is so detailed, it is hard to believe these are cookies. 

 

Hipster Disney Princess Cookies

The cool cookie cutters were made by Whisked Away Cutters.

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Ratatouille Cake

Ratatouille Cake

This is why I love blogging about cakes.  Cake decorators are amazing artists who constantly keep coming up with astonishing new ways to decorate cakes.  Since I began this blog, I’ve looked a photos of thousand and thousands of cakes.  It doesn’t get old because every time I turn around I find a cake like this.  This Ratatouille cake by Dolce Dita is breathtakingly beautiful and pushes the envelop on cake design.  The translucent chef’s hat (a toque blanche) with Remy inside it blows my mind.  This is one of the coolest uses of wafer paper that I’ve seen.

The bottom layer is a cake board that looks just like the tile floor in the kitchen in the movie.  You can see it clearly in this Ratatouille movie poster.

 

Ratatouille movie poster 

 

Scattered around the floor are vegetables like potatoes, peas, and corn. 

The first layer of the cake looks like a wooden table.  It has both a white table cloth and a smaller blue and white checkered table cloth.

The second layer looks like a large metal pot.  I assume the pot contains Remy’s soup from the movie.  (The blog Out of the Ordinary Foods recreated Remy’s soup based on the ingredients in the movie)  The birthday boy’s name is written to look just like the movie’s logo.

Next is the Pièce de résistance –  Linguini’s toque blanche with Remy inside.

On top of the toque blanche is Remy holding a wooden spoon and wearing his toque blanche.  Around Remy are a pot, grapes, and cheese.

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