Cake brings people together. It's a symbol of fun, celebration and the nostalgic sugar rush of chldhood birthday parties. We all have quite a few memorable cakes in our past.
On my fifth birthday, my mom made me a cake that looked just like a hamburger, with ketchup jam and sesame seeds on top of the big frosted cake bun. My grandmother Jane only made only onekind of cake: yellow with the richest chocolate frosting ever, perfect when washed down with the iciest glass of whole milk. After a bad college break-up, I spent a Christmas break making cake after cake after cake. It was the only thing that made me feel whole.
Cake makes people happy and it transcends trend. Cupcakes may be overdone but cake is eternal.
Cake painting by Martha Rich
Teal and white chevron cake from Once Wed by Sweet Sensations
Maple cake pedestal by Herriott Grace
Cake painting by Paul Ferney
Leah Rosenberg's Cake of a Painting and Painting of a Cake. Genius!
A cake alphabet!
photo by Amy Stevens
and last but not least, who else wants to make a rainbow cake?