Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bits and Buttons

This weekend I made my own fondant. I'd never made it before and was excited to try.

Making decorative flowers proved to be more difficult than I thought, so I settled for something equally as adorable - buttons.

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I love buttons. They are so cute and have so many different shapes and sizes, so I thought they'd be a perfect, whimsical little decoration to add to my chocolate cake.

May I present to you.... my Button Cake.

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I hope you had a lovely weekend!

35 comments:

uglygirl said...

Gorgeous!

Kaye Prince said...

Sweetest cake ever! This post reminded me that I had wanted to send you a cookie recipe (they look like buttons!) but couldn't remember if I had or not. Here's the link (just in case I actually didn't already give it to you): http://fortysixthatgrace.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorial-shortbread-buttons_8809.htmle

Tali Schiffer said...

Dionne, you are beyond talented (I might have written that in one of my previous comments...). LOVE your button cake! If I were to ever get married, I'd wish you were making me the wedding cake!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ooo I've never made fondant but I love how you can do so much with it!!! Those buttons are adorable Dionne. I like how they're so small & delicate!! Good for you!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

seriously?? It's absolutely STUNNING!!!

the southern hostess said...

Beyond impressed!

Silver Strands said...

Oh my word! Those are so cute ... I would never have thought of making darling buttons like that. DARLING>
oxoxox
Denalee

Jennifer said...

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Heather Taylor said...

How sweet!

Lola said...

Yummy and cute! :)

Mechelle said...

Dionne your cake is cute as a button...sorry I just had to say that!

jennifer young said...

those are the sweetest little button! so charming dionne! hope you had a good weekend :)

j.

jamfiescreations1 said...

Goodness girl, these are just adorable.

GloamingDesigns said...

that is adorable! and how wute would that be for a baby shower - or a sewing party!

FEDERICA said...

Oh my! These are just fantastic!!
Federica
xoxo

VivatRegina said...

I love watching those cake shows on TLC and other channels and I always say I want to try to make fondant. Some people have told me that fondant is gross and tastes nasty but I still want to try it sometime. And I love your button idea! :D

k. davis said...

mmm looks delicious!

sEy said...

buttons made the cake extra special...I love the idea!

avant garde said...

i don't think chocolate cake gets any better than that!! completely adorable, oh and by the way it looks delish! i've been craving really good cake lately too, now i HAVE to have some :)

Sarah Mina said...

Tooo cute, Dionne! I wouldn't even know where to begin if I wanted to make my own icing!

melina bee said...

edible buttons... now that is cute as a ___.

you should do cupcakes too, in different styles, like a menswear one and retro.

Amanda said...

Wow! I'm so impressed, as always. It looks delicious, too.

lighting said...

I love the buttons, they are ingenious! Much more original than flowers. A perfect cake for my daughters birthday - she sews!

passport in my pocket said...

Dionne, this is genius!

Little Miss Tiara said...

that looks so yummy as much as it is cute! :D ohohoho... I so have to try the recipe :O or maybe try to look for someone who wants to bake me that, hahaha...

Lindsey said...

Dionne, that is so stinking cute! I miss the days when I had time to be creative all the time. Eat a slice for me!

Nicole Marie said...

way to go!! it looks so good!!

Kristin said...

So so darling!

Torie Jayne said...

So so cute! Have a sweet day!

Tender Branson said...

How did the button tastes? Was the fondant itself difficult?

oh, hello friend. said...

LOVE your button illustration - and what a cute button cake. you are so lovely dionne :)

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Maki said...

I love buttons too - so pretty. I would love to eat those, Dionne. Look so delicous:)

xoxo

Pamela said...

I LOVE IT!

Alessandra said...

sooooooo lovely!!!adorable!