So, onward and upward!
One of the things I most admire about Eastern tradition is the art of Henna, which works amazingly well on cake. Check it out:
I absolutely love the detail. And the elephants. (Which are edible.) But really, who doesn't love elephants? I mean, think about it. When is the last time you saw an elephant that wasn't doing something absolutely lovable? See? Never!
The bead work on this is fantabulous.
And for a little bit of structural goodness...
You can never go wrong with cobalt blue and gold. Beautiful.
Next, going a little further East for inspiration:
I love the texture on this cake. It's so... fabricy. (not entirely sure that's a word)
Some fabulous hand-painting:
A Kimono-inspired beauty:
And a tiara:
Finally, we were invited by the lovely folks at Highland Bakery to stop by while we're here in Atlanta, but I don't think we're gonna make it. Which is a shame, because they do stuff like this:
Yeah, I think we'll have to come back here some day.
Well, there it is! Next week we may be fully recovered from geek overload, so we'll probably do something really geeky with, I don't know, gears or capes or something. Until then, please send your nominations and ideas to sundaysweets (at) cakewrecks.com. And Wreck On!