Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet Little Sweet Cake

I'm not sure what possessed me... my love of sweets? My recent vacation doodles? My restricted sugar diet? But whatever it was, I certainly was possessed! My desire to fill an entire 16"x20" canvas with cupcakes... and cotton candy... and donuts... and ice cream... and candy apples... and more... simply overtook me.

In fact, I was so in-the-zone that I never replaced the lightbulb directly over my work table. I was practically painting in the dark! I just didn't want to waste one moment. And, all along I knew I wanted to photograph the background before drawing out the cake shape... but I finished that part in the evening (when there's no good light for photography) and just couldn't wait to move forward. The curiosity was killing me!

So, I just did it. I kept drawing and painting and painting and smearing... and loving every single second of it! Masking the outer area with a light seafoam green acrylic just made me giddy with success.

Then for the inside. I wasn't sure if I was going to leave the colors graduated, but I stared at it for a while and felt an obnoxiously bright pink would tie it all together and make the candy pop! And when all was said and done (around 11:30pm!), I sat back and reveled in my sweet little creation. And that was the icing on the cake.

Okay... what's next?


  1. What a super cool cake! If I had a bakery I'd want some art like this on the walls!

  2. Love it! The candy pink really works! Mmmm really want something sweet now....

  3. are you going to make it 3D by adding fake candy?
    right now there maybe christmas fakes on sale right now, or if not 3D lots of glitter?

  4. Thanks so much y'all! Blueberry Blonde, what a fabulous idea to sell to bakeries (or do a trade, mmmmmmm!). And Sandra, what a great idea to add 3D candy!! I have some vintage candy pieces from some garland I bought at the flea market. Although I did add some rhinestones to it already. Hmmmmm glitter - fantastic!!

  5. oh my goodness...spectacular! pink, sweet and terrific. I love your work.

  6. You are making my sweet toot ache i will need a cake very soon now ;0)


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