Accessorise With Cake

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

There’s accessorising with cakes themselves, where the baked goods themselves are designed to be worn as adornments – anything from the most kawaii of cupcake earrings to the most decadent of Boucheron’s delice macaron rings.

And then there’s this pairing, where it’s not about food-inspired designs, but design-inspired food...

Eight seasons wristlet bag

Nine Cakes floral rosette cake

Wristlet from Eight Seasons on Etsy, cake from Nine Cakes via Always a Blogsmaid

The bag is from Eight Seasons, an Estonian boutique on Etsy, and I’ve been coveting it since last summer. Its combination of the delicate flowers with the bold colour is so striking, and it has a wonderful feeling of summery done undone-ness about it. And the cake has the same butter-soft but not too deconstructed Iook to it - it’s quite unusual for such a beautiful cake to have a look like you want to reach out and touch it.

Now the really tricky question... what would you wear it with? I like the idea of it with pale blue or perhaps denim. Or maybe with rich cocoa brown. For some reason, velvety corduroy springs to mind (although that’s not at all summery). Perhaps the two could be paired together? Or go a more well-trodden path and combine it with fresh cream. Cream goes well with just about everything... especially cake...

Y on January 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Gorgeous! I love the idea of accessorising with cake. Should do this more often :D

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