Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Threadcakes Contest: Cookie Loves Milk

After finishing the Byebi cake entry, I had time to squeeze in one last one for the threadcakes contest and I chose to recreate the "Cookie loves Milk" design. Even you have to agree that this t-shirt design is beyond adorable, right?

I swear I had a smile on my face the entire time I was making this cake, especially since I knew that my nieces and nephews would be seeing and eating this cake the next day. You can read the description and see the in-process photos here.
It was a blast making all three cakes for the contest. Hopefully, I'll have time next year to participate again. :)

Lien Sanchez
Crazy Cake Company

Monday, August 17, 2009

Threadcakes Contest: Byebi

As I mentioned in my previous post, I entered three cakes in the threadcakes contest. This second entry is hands down, one of the favorite cakes I've ever made. I would even go so far as to say that if I had to do it all over again, my wedding cake would look very similar to this. I absolutely love the elaborate simplicity (yes, I realize that's an oxymoron) of the bird graphic.

Here's the t-shirt design, Byebi, that inspired the cake. It's too bad that it's currently out of print. :(

And here's my interpretation of the graphic. Again, you can read the description and see the in-process photos here. I made this cake (all the cakes really) because I thought it would be fun but it was really nice to also be recognized with a 2nd place win in the 2D category. Woohoo! Thanks threadcakes!

P.S. Check out all the awesome winners in the 2D and 3D categories here.

P.S.S. I love this cake so much, I think I'm going to reproduce it as a display cake using styrofoam :).

Lien Sanchez
Crazy Cake Company

Threadcakes Contest: A Piece of Cake

If you love cake like I love cake, you've probably heard of the Threadcakes contest. And if you haven't, let me enlighten you - it's an online cake contest held by the awesome folks who run the Threadless.com site. Contest rules are simple, make a cake inspired from one of the graphic tee designs from the site and send in your in-process photos with a description.

With all the awesome t-shirt designs available on threadless.com, I was really excited to participate in this contest but I was also really hesitant to do so as it seemed like this contest was more meant for the home baker. However, as the weeks passed and I saw the caliber of the submissions, I knew I was in good company so I decided to give in to my desire to recreate some of my favorite designs in cake form.

This first cake I entered was based on the below "A Piece of Cake" design.

Looking at the photo below, it's easy to think that this was a normal slice of cake but this was in fact a 10" slice of cake. And not to be redundant, you can read the description and see the in-process photos here. Oh, while you're there, you should also check out some of the other awesome cake designs. :)

I had time to complete two more cake submissions for this contest, one of which even won 2nd place, so you'll be hearing from me again soon. ;)

Lien Sanchez
Crazy Cake Company