cakes inspired by works of art

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Love these cakes, all inspired by works of art.

"damien hirst cake_martha stewart"

{Martha Stewart inspired by the “Spot” series by Damien Hirst}

"tiffany inspired cake"

{Tiffany inspired cake by Maggie Austin Cake}

"vangogh cake martha stewart"

{Martha Stewart inspired by van Gogh}

"wedding cake Theibaud"

{Thiebaud inspired cakes  – photo by Kate Harrison via Green Wedding Shoes}

modern wedding cake inspiration from magpie’s cake

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

"modern wedding cake inspiration"

You might have seen Magpie’s cakes making their debut on some of your favorite wedding blogs. I couldn’t resist posting Maggie’s work here too. You might be able to guess from the look of her confections that Maggie was a ballet dancer. Her cakes seem to float…they’re full of gesture, aren’t they?

"modern wedding cake inspiration""modern wedding cake"

{images courtesy Magpie’s Cake}

cake toppers by katie runnels

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

A few weeks ago when we visited Savannah, we stopped into shopSCAD, and I ran into the work of Katie Runnels, who was kind enough to share a few images of her work here with us today! Katie’s wreathes caught my eye at shopSCAD, but when I started to look closer at her work, I realized I’ve known of her for a long time. Katie made Grace Bonney’s beautiful cake topper.

"wedding cake topper"

Katie’s pieces tell a story and feel like modern heirlooms, which is why I love her work so much. You can find her at her blog, The Constant Gatherer, which is such a fitting title for an artist whose work is all about assemblage of found objects, or at her etsy shop. Thanks Katie!

"vintage wedding cake topper"

"vintage wedding cake topper"

wayne thiebaud wedding cakes

Monday, July 5th, 2010

thiebaud wedding cake

This is brilliant.

{via Oh Happy Day via Green Wedding Shoes photographed by Kate Harrison}

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Just absolutely adoring this cake designed by Minette Rushing in Savannah. The stand was made by the bride’s father, who, I’m told by Minette, is an excellent craftsman. If you look closely, you can see the couples wedding date etched into the wood.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Hi everyone! Taking a blogging break today to celebrate my {gasp} thirtieth birthday with my honey. It’s a special week not only because I’m an old lady now, but because Jon (my husband) and I met each other this week exactly seven years ago! Hope you have a wonderful start to your week! xo

{photo originally appeared in Vogue Living}

d.sharp cake garlands

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I’ve always been a huge fan of d.Sharp. The woman is fierce with paper. Loving her newest creation…postage stamp cake garlands. And there’s word she’ll be releasing DIY kits of stamp garlands. Can’t wait to see them!

{images via d.Sharp}

New Cupcake Towers from Petite Bouchees

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

What’s better than cupcakes? A cupcake tower from Veronica at Petite Bouchees. And when you put a lovely silk peony on top made by EmiciBridal at Etsy: gorgeousness. Veronica’s work is delicate, beautiful and delectable.

Ashley Carter’s quirky cake toppers

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
wedding crown that can be used as a topper via Earth Angels

Ashley Carter makes the most lovely cake toppers, party hats and faerie boxes in her Raleigh, North Carolina studio. See her work at Earth Angels and Roger’s Gardens.

Frances Palmer pottery

Friday, August 8th, 2008

image via Frances Palmer

image via Frances Palmer

image via Frances Palmer

image via Frances Palmer

image via Frances Palmer

image via The House

image via HGTV
I leave you for the weekend with images of pottery made by one of my favorite artists, Frances Palmer. From her Connecticut studio, Palmer crafts both custom pieces, which are handmade one by one, and the Frances Palmer Pearl Collection, a lovely collection of tableware, which you can see on her site or at Michael C. Fina. You can also see Palmer’s work in Richmond at Quirk Gallery.

And, look how pretty her cake stands are…

images originally from MS Weddings found on Frances Palmer
Hope you have a lovely weekend!