Tomorrow is my birthday. Whether or not it is that day, I am easily forgotten; so I don’t get to celebrate much any time of the year with people. That isn’t my problem; its theirs, but it does hurt once in a while. Okay — enough with the sob notes.
Here is the challenge: take photos of cakes and other vehicles of celebration. It doesn’t even have to be that; only thematically related. Be creative, or not. As long as it is thoughtful or thought provoking, it is fine. I hope that more than a dozen people will participate. To quote a wise person:
Except my robot instincts tell me that that sentence is grammatically incorrect. And you aren’t limited to one entry.
My loving wife has a thing she does for Easter, she makes a “lamb cake”, yes, a cake in the shape of a lamb. She even has a pan.
Anyway, she uses jellybeans for the eyes, giving the poor thing a bit of an other-worldly look. Early on, I gave her a little grief for that, nicknaming the cake, “Polter-Lamb”, y’know, like Poltergeist… okay, you’d have to be there. @afre, your challenge resurrected my recollection of these creations. Here are a few snapshots from over the years:
Hmmm, only one image would upload, the one year we gave the cake decent eyes…
As for my own capturing, I have been lacking creative juices lately due to burn out and nursing a cold among other things. I still intend to take a shot of something; but then again this thread is here to stay, so submissions don’t necessarily have to be today.
That is actually within the parameters of this challenge, though of course it is about encouraging people to capture anew rather than digging up old photos. Like I said, this thread will always be open for you to share what you come up with; there is no deadline.
Ok, I seriously question my sanity now…
I don’t know where this inspiration came from… I swear it’s a photo and freshly taken (I even spent some time tweaking it a little).
Maybe a bit unsettling to look upon, though…
As you can probably tell, I spent hours on this. The most time-consuming part was baking the cake so that I could take a picture of me taking a picture of the cake so that I could draw a picture from the photo and then take a picture of the drawing. Hope you’re impressed.
This cake is a vehicle. I built it from a design someone else came up with, and here it is being piloted by my daughter a few years ago at a Maker Faire. Inside is a heavily modified sit-down electric scooter. I had to do a lot of cutting to get the 48" wheelbase to fit in a 36" cupcake tin.