Weapons of Mass Cakery

If there’s one thing that can instill loyalty in old acquaintances, instantly make new friends, and strengthen relationships in general, it’s my personal opinion that the magic bullet just might be baked goods. Sure, there are many different vices that could have similarly potent effects, but I just can’t help but think how much better the world would be if we all tried baking before starting fights and turning to more lethal methods (Unless, of course, you’re not a very good baker and your cakes are more like bombs in the first place.) So in light of all the gloominess that has been forcing its way into my daily life, struggling to make sense of some horrible textbooks speaking of a gory, unpleasant past, I thought that I might do my part in ending the hate by whipping up plenty of cake. Of course, such a stunt wouldn’t be easy in our tiny oven in the dorm, and I have yet to cart in some actual cake pans, so I resorted to a much more forgiving but less edible material instead.

This is what I would like to call a sampler plate- A flavor for everyone, to be sure! With eight different slices in all, it’s hard to go wrong even for the pickiest palate to choose something delicious, such as…

Lemon Meringue,

Blueberry Mousse,

Vanilla with Coffee Buttercream,

Chocolate Banana,

Strawberry Mousse,

Carrot Cake,

Green Tea Layer Cake,

And a Berry Charlotte.

I guess it’s pretty obvious what’s been on my mind lately, huh? The kitchen calls, but still insufficient supplies and time prevent me from baking like the “good old days” a mere month or so ago. Nonetheless, these felt cakes were a ton of fun to create, even if they might not spread exactly the same sort of joy and warm feelings that real baked goods are famous for. But trust me, if these babies were real… I just might be considered a cake-terrorist, judging by that amount of fire power!

24 thoughts on “Weapons of Mass Cakery

  1. Wow, those look amazing as always! The colors and details are just great (I’m so impressed by your coffee bean, and that chocolate banana is making my stomach growl hehe ). I wholeheartedly agree with your philosophy as well- keep spreading the love :)

  2. Hannah, you’ve done it again!! These little cakes are SPECTACULAR!!! and soooo delicious-looking, oh my goodness – too bad I can’t eat them, haha. but at least I have the lovely biscotti you sent me, to savor – thanks again!!! you’re too sweet!!! :0)

  3. LOL. Cake terrorist! Yikes. I forgot how politically active things can become in college. I hope you are not getting too stressed out. I do love your creations – you have found yet another medium with which to express yourself. Is it felt? It’s so real looking it’s hard to tell. I think I gain weight just visiting your site. ;) Hugs to you my friend!

  4. They look fantastic, I love how you made all different flavours. It’s good that you’ve found another sort of creative outlet, even if it’s not as comforting to you as baking.

  5. green tea cake! omg! i had to google it to see if the “real” deal is out there…… so many variations! have you developed a vegan (edible, not felt! hehe.) one yet?


  6. Those are freakishly, awesomely realistic. I thought the first photo was actually cake, and I thought wow, she is so talented. I still think you are! Does your cookbook have crafts patterns too?? I would love to learn.

  7. Your cakes looks too yummy to eat…..

    We had bake a few square cake too (but not as delicious looking as yours). Will post it in my blog soon.

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