Wowsa, Happy Birthday Biz! MDV Expressions Cake Design made an edible turntable cake for the rapper and it actually spins! (Biz is best known for his single "Just a Friend" - if you need a reminder, second video in the gallery below).
Makes a very sweet birthday cake.
Not Martha is a recipe + crafts blog with tons of fun projects... including these extremely cute teensy cupcakes. Click through for the HowTo.
Wow, I love this tutorial by VeganYumYum! HowTo: knit teeny tiny sweaters and scarves with marzipan. Scroll down past the tutorial to see examples of the finished work & a video of VeganYumYum on Martha Stewart.
Art or candy? Would you eat the chocolate nipples? Via Gastronomista:
I love red velvet cake. The deep, vibrant color. The faint taste of cocoa. The legendary myth behind the recipe.
This method is quick, easy, looks beautiful and does not require any equipment beyond a plastic bag and a pair of scissors.
House of Annie has full instructions for making these flaky, light spiral pastries called Pandan Spiral Moon Cakes (also known as Teochew Mooncakes).
Really nicely done sea turtle cake by Louise at Love to Cake.
Cake Journal shares a link to a HowTo video on making big, luscious gum paste roses, as shown on the cake below:
My mother-in-law threw me a baby shower yesterday, and many many people came. My sister came, and she also brought a cake her friend made. The above is a vanilla sponge cake with strawberry buttercream filling, and the decoration's made with fondant. She asked her friend to make a Zelda cake because it was our wedding cake topper. As you can see, it started going pretty fast.
Leia's favorite cake... not sure if its a lightsaber or a vibrator.
Rose Levy Beranbaum is an award winning baker, cookbook author (The Cake Bible), and authority on CAKE! I recently stumbled across a collection of "Cake Questions" on Beranbaum's blog that address a variety of issues that may come up:
I don't know if this works. It looks more like cornbread with broccoli in it. Hmm...
You may follow a recipe for cake, but not really know why beating an egg turns it fluffy, or how to get the right amount of moisture for your cake. This article gives you a better understanding of cake and what makes a cake work. Maybe it'll help you out in your next recipe!
Amy Sedaris is one multi-talented lady. Nude-frosting-sprinkle model. Star and co-creator of beloved cult classic Strangers With Candy (see her in character as Jerri Blank below), sister of famed author David Sedaris, and best of all (in CAKES! CAKES! CAKES!' humble opinion): talented baker.
It's a dessert that consists of "creamed cod-flavoured ice cream coated in vanilla and pepper batter, accompanied by potato ice cream chips made with Maris Piper potatoes, all served with salt and vinegar and lemon wedges".
Oh boy, these can't be good for you. But, man, I am a sucker for cookie dough. Via recipe creator, Annie Eats:
Got a couple hours to spare before your Memorial Day festivities begin? This super rich Patriotic Trifle looks relatively simple to make.
In honor of Japanese animation God, Hayao Miyazaki, here is a collection of My Neighbor Totoro cakes. (The first cake below is my favorite - sometimes a little messy is better!) (Instructions for the cream puff here!)
Freddo's ice cream cake, via The Food Pornographer.
Castles Cakes Always Wow a Crowd Don't Judge: This Birthday Boy is Turning 30
Gotta be the silliest PR stunt I've heard of in a long time... but, still...DIAMOND(!) sprinkles. ROX (Scottish diamond and jewelry chain) have paired with Cupcake Glasgow to create the world's most expensive cupcake, sprinkled with 100,000 British pounds worth of sparkling diamonds.
Wow. The detail is stunning.
Video of different models eating beautiful cakes This is surprisingly Zen. The cakes are decorated, and the models just eat. And eat. And eat. It's pretty mesmerizing.
Une Deux Senses posts a tutorial on making candied rose petals. Very pretty on top of cupcakes or CAKE!