|Life Imitates Art|
I guess Ella's been admiring it for a while now because she asked me to make it for her school party today. I thought it was a good idea and totally doable. I used these simple recipes for the cake and icing. Only took me 8 hours! Maybe 10. It's the classic problem of being overly confident in my abilities to do anything. I've baked probably 2 cakes in my entire life yet I expect to be as good as the rest of 'em. I'll learn.
After trying a piece of the cake and realizing it tasted like an actual brick (over mixed the batter!), I did what any deflated baker does: pout on the couch. Ella came up to me and gave me a big hug and said, "Just put a lot of icing on it. That's what the kids like anyway." Problem solved. Love her.
Imitating art rather than trying to make a perfect Martha Stewart cake is way more my style. It's more thought provoking, forgiving, and inspiring. Basically, it shows I'm so intellectual and deep. Always a goal of mine! And even if the cake tastes horrible, it's far better then the taste of oil paint and canvas. I hope so at least.
After the jump: Five of my favorite pieces of art featuring cake. The best is the first one--I'm so happy I found it!
|DJ Hall's Piece of Cake via the Met (interesting back story here.)|
|My favorite Amy Steven's cake|
|Close up of Wayne Theibaud's Cakes via National Gallery of Art|
|Lilla Rogers puts a bird on it.|