Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sweet finale

© Sweet!
mixed-media collage by Sara Pearce

For the final Sweet Petites I just had to cook up a pair of cakes. The top one was in the works before the vintage cook booklet cover was found. It made the perfect, background and adds to the overall graphic appeal. It took a lot of time to find the pink plate the cake rests upon. I wasn't necessarily looking for a pink one, just one the right size. Bonus: the knife that looks like a cake server.

© Love Birds
mixed-media collage by Sara Pearce
This cake is similar to "Love's Offering," which was made back in April for the anniversary exhibit at the Bonbonerie Cafe - which is still up, by the way. It was so much fun concocting the cake with Victorian needlework illustrations that I wanted to try my hand at it again.

Well, I didn't use that many. The bottom layer is made from vintage wrapping paper, and the blue layers are from a vintage greeting card, so, only the two remaining layers are needlework patterns. But so is the lacy border at the bottom. The birds rest on bejeweled leaves from a vintage greeting card. As a kid, I loved those cards with their sparkling, plastic "jewels."  

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