12 Most Too-Beautiful-to-Eat Cupcakes
If Pinterest is good for one thing, it’s showing me how completely inadequate I am in the cake decorating arena. My idea of a good cupcake is one that rose, didn’t cave in the middle and has canned frosting slathered on top. After all, it’s just going to get eaten anyhow. Why would I spend more than a few minutes, or even HOURS, decorating food? Obviously the cake designers of the world have a different opinion and they are pinning their creations all over Pinterest with wild abandon.
Here are 12 cupcakes I can’t even imagine making, let alone allowing anyone to eat if I did make them.
Yes, those shells are hand made from white chocolate and hand painted to look that realistic.
It looks like they’ve plopped Hot Wheels on each one, but those are edible vintage Morrises.
Each one of these is a work of art unto itself, but the entire collection is beyond belief.
At least this designer saved herself some time by only doing half of the bunny! There’s a complete tutorial on her blog if you’re feeling adventurous.
If you didn’t know this was edible, you’d think it was something right out of the Precious Moments porcelain collection!
These remind me of the tiny, little Royal Doulton porcelain rose cups my grandmother kept on her mantle… can these really be edible?
These give “gardening in a pot” a whole new meaning.
I can’t even make a real Hydrangea turn that pretty blue color, so I’m definitely not going to tackle the frosting! If it weren’t for the chocolate base, I don’t think you could tell the cupcake from the actual plant — so realistic.
(photo link: http://ricochetandaway.blogspot.ca/2012/02/designer-handbag-cupcakes.html)
These cupcakes are priced like the designer bags they’re modeled after. At $16 each I probably would want to put them in my china cabinet, not my stomach!
(photo link: http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.ca/2012/01/fashionista-cupcake-alert-cupcake-high.html)
I love a great pair of amazing heels, but these are probably the only platforms I’ll bring to my house.
This is undoubtedly the most amazing cupcake I’ve ever seen. I cannot imagine how many hours went into it’s creation. It was a submission for a contest, but I couldn’t see whether or not she won.
Yes, that’s right, the full meal deal in a cupcake. I always said “Life is short. East dessert first.” Now you can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
So, all you Martha Stewart wannabes… go forth and frost that mini cake. Apparantly there IS a way to make the frosting stiff. There is a way to sculpt food into tiny little animals. There is a way to make your girlfriends eternally jealous of your mad frosting talents.
Featured image courtesy of ajagendorf25 via Creative Commons.