Thinking of Proposing With a Typography Cake? Mm, Better Not


When my editor Charisma gushed over how darling it would be if someone tried to propose with this typography cake, all I could think was, “But what if they eat it wrong?” Images of a future bride looking down and wondering what in the world “llu mar yme?” meant seemed like a perfectly good reason to keep all future cake decorating efforts completely topographical.

For those who are up to the challenge, however, Victoria Hudgins has a step-by-step guide to baking your own secret message into batter. Be warned though, like most Pinterest-y recipes, chances are you’ll probably find a way to mess this one up. You might miss a letter, or not leave enough room between letters, causing all the words to bleed in together. And gosh, does marry have two “r”-s or one? — “Will you . . . Mary . . . ? Who the hell is Mary?!”

Or you could always just take the safe way out, get it done by a professional baker and end up with something like this:

Nailed it.

H/T + PicThx Incredible Things


Piñata Cake Stuffed with Lollipops, M&M’s, Jelly Beans & Wrapped Snickers


Let’s take a trip back into time: It’s your best friend’s 3rd-grade birthday party, and you’re in the backyard with colorful streamers, pizza stains on your favorite outfit, and a mouth painted in fruit punch. Then, someone’s mother announces, “It’s time for the piñata!” and kids line up to take a swing at the brightly-colored, paper mache figure hanging from up above the party. Now, you know what happens next: Everyone scrambles to grab their fill of sweets as the piñata rattles and all that priceless gold candy, falls to the ground.

Just short of getting an actual piñata at your next party, you can recreate that magical moment — with the Piñata Cake.


For those with a sweet tooth (or those who are just craving a bit of nostalgia), Victoria of A Subtle Revelry has created a sweet and unassuming cake filled with candy. But we’re not talking your standard chocolate filling here — we mean fully-wrapped snickers bars, lollipops, jelly beans and M&Ms. Curious about how she managed to make it all work? Impressed by her creative knack and artful design? Hungry and want the recipe? Peep the recipe here.

H/T: Incredible Things + PicThx A Subtle Revelry