Though blue on the inside, this amazing cake will perk anyone up!
I love a repeating pattern, especially on food. Even better when it's done with something as delicious and natural as blueberries. Nothing fussy, no artificial coloring or hours slaving over perfectly smooth icing, just a fantastic and undoubtedly delicious polka dotted tower of celebration. I'll toast to that!
Source: Poires au Chocolat http://www.poiresauchocolat.net/2010/04/blueberry-and-ginger-layer-cake.html
Our fair submitter said she made these sweet treats for her daughter's "Night Owl" party. Amazing! I remember being in 6th grade and having slumber parties where we stayed up all night jacked up on sugar playing truth or dare and talking about boys until the sun came up. What happened to those days? I need to have a slumber party. Maybe this awesome mom will make me an owl cake too!
Some days I'm sad that I'm a little long in the tooth to wear a dress made entirely of pink ruffles. But today I got happy right quick when I saw this cake. The inside is rick dark chocolate layers and the outside is all girly all the time. I know it's probably not the healthiest thing in the world but with such ruffles it looks lighter than air.
Source: Sweetapolita http://sweetapolita.com/2010/11/rich-ruffled-chocolate-celebration-cake/
This cake makes me think of the book "Afternoon of the Elves" by Janet Talyor Lisle which I read when I was only 11. It's reminiscent of a girl in boots that are too big who spends all her time building houses for elves out of leaves in her back yard. But now she's all grown up and getting married to an equally elvin man and they are having a simple barefoot wedding in the woods.