from The Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett:
"You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap. But you didn't because, as Miss Tick explained: a) it would only make the world a better place for a very short time; b) it would then make the world a slightly worse place; and c) you're not supposed to be as stupid as they are."
" But when it came to odd, Miss Treason didn't just take the cake, but a packet of biscuits too, with sprinkles on the top, and also a candle."
"Yes...perhaps Miss Treason didn't just take the cake, a packet of biscuits with sprinkles on the top, and a candle, but also the trifle, the sandwiches and a man who made amusing balloon animals afterwards."
I recently discovered, okay a couple or three years ago, the steampunk style of making things. At first I just noticed unusual clocks in pictures in magazines and on the internet, then I saw steampunk styled cakes on the Cake Wrecks website. Googling around a bit I also discovered steampunk styled clothing, which I think looks fabulous, but isn't something I could wear.
I thought today I could show you my favourite steampunk clocks, the ones I would buy if I had millions of dollars and my own house to put them in and I'll follow that with a few steampunk styled cakes.
this on my lounge room wall
this one in the dining room
one for the bedroom.
a whimsical cat for the family room,
and this gecko on the outside entertaining/barbecue area.
a calendar clock for the guest bedroom, so they don't forget what date it is and remember to go home (*~*)
and one for the study/library
Now for some cake....mmm, cake.....
steampunk rocketship by Roses and Bows
by Marina Sousa's Just Cake
Owl by Het bonte taartje
by Artisan Cake Company
by Sweet Janis
by Bespoke Cakes.
these are all from the "Sunday Sweets" selection at Cake Wrecks, if you go over there and wander around a bit, you might find yourself as amazed as I am by the cake decorating skills of so many people.
Me? I just make a round or square cake, slap on some buttercream, smooth it over with a flat knife and call it done.
What about you? Are you a whizz-bang cake decorator?