Kicking off this sunny summer Monday with the fabulously frosted layer cake manicure I did this weekend, inspired by a recent online rabbit hole I fell into of over-the-top cake decorating accounts on Instagram. I can bake fairly well (however, pie crust as delicious as my mother’s will forever elude me) but I can’t decorate for shit – just ask the TURQUOISE, hideously malformed, liquid fondant-covered abominations I once optimistically called tea cakes, or the batches upon batches of Christmas cookies I gave up on flooding and just started adding gargantuan green frosted genitalia to. Happened just about every year like clockwork until I FINALLY figured out that I’m utter crap at the decorating side of baking, and I should just stop.
But I can admire other bakery artists’ incredible work, like manvscakes, COCHOBAKE and brittanymaycakes, whose sweet, striped creations – heavy on the vibrant hues and whimsical, outlandish toppers – were the inspiration for these nails. I love the more-is-more-is-more approach to the bakery arts, especially all of the brights at play in these fun cakes, a technique (you know, over-the-topness) that transfers pretty darn well to the lacquered arts. 😉 Hoping for sweet weeks for all of you, friends, filled with as much inspiration and colour as these cakes and these nails.
8 thoughts on “Sweet Insta-Inspiration”
Thank you! 🙂
This is too adorable!
Thanks so much! 🙂
That is so fun! What would really take it to the next level if it were scratch ‘n sniff.
YES! Now we’re talking. There is scented nail polish, but it can be a bit dodgy – tends to get all weird and gloopy and it generally still smells like nail polish, only vaguely sweet. Bizarre stuff.
Those cake-decorating vids are insta-crack!
RIGHT?! I’m kind of obsessed. I could sit there and watch people twirl cakes on lazy susans all day long.