Since I last blogged, I’ve accumulated hundreds of food pictures in my camera of everyting from caramel-filled brownies to alien sugar cookies, birthday mocktails to hot cross buns, tesselation cookies to a fractal cake. Why, you might ask, have I been AWOL for the past few weeks? The long and short of it is that I am going insane with the stress of final projects, graduation and trying to find a job. Have no fear, once I graduate I shall be back in that kitchen as often as I like, not a care in the world for a few months at least. I already have plans to visit the farmer’s market for fresh produce and to go berry picking for some desserts I am dying to make so I can’t wait to get to it.
Another big project I have in mind is to enter the Threadcakes contest for my second time. Threadcakes is a contest put on by the t-shirt company Threadless. All cakes must be based on a Threadless shirt design which is great because there are thousands of wacky designs to choose from! So last summer I entered my interpretation of a shirt design called “A Vehicle Built For Dreams”. I chose it not only because it was beautiful, but because I really wanted a pair of TOMS shoes. (This was before everyone started wearing them…)
While I did not win, I was mentioned in one of my favourite blogs “Cake Wrecks” in a “Sunday Sweets” post about really amazing cakes (since all other cake wreck posts are about cake wrecks) which was enough to make me feel like a winner. 🙂
This year we can start submitting cakes June 13th, so I’m frantically trying o pick a design. I might even end up doing a couple instead of just one since I’m having trouble picking. Another thing I decided was to ask all of you to vote, and I will use the results to help my decision on what to make. I have a few that I really like that I’ll post below, but feel free to go here and look for something else. Keep in mind I’ll be doing a 2D design and I specialize in handpainting. 😉
“Storytellers” Because I’m a book geek, because I love the fact that there’s a sparkly Edward book, comatose Sleeping Beauty and a Little Mermaid book, because I am a sucker for adorableness…I love this! 🙂
If you want to see a bigger, better quality photo to better judge which you want to see in cake form, search the titles on the Threadless website.
Happy Voting! 🙂