Monday, June 23, 2014

Game of Cakes

I know, I know--the finale.  That thing that happened and no I didn't see that coming either and that person did that thing, and it's going to be a heck of a long wait for the next season.  So in the meantime, why not celebrate the end of another bloody, brilliant, and mildly over-sexed season (you never fail to entertain, HBO).......with cake?


Sweet Ruby Cakes
I don't know which detail I love most--the tiny dragon, or the beautifully mimicked wood carving, or the tiny crown waiting for someone to live long enough to wear it.
And you've gotta admit, those are some pretty awesome swords happening there. 

Of course, with so many families busy killing each other off, it's hard to keep track of all those sigils.  Fortunately, this cake is here to help:

Cake Haute Couture
 Dat Chain Mail, too. 

To be honest, it's always going to be a toss up as to whether Daenerys or Tyrion is my favorite character. I'm kind of hoping they end up as co-rulers of Westeros, slinging fire and snark at all their enemies.

Speaking of Daenerys, I really think her wedding missed on an opportunity for a thematic cake.  But it probably wouldn't have been as classy as this lovely number by Sophie Taylor.

Found here
Or this one:

The Cake Zone
(Did you spot all the references?) While some of the guests might be confused by the sword, talk about an elegant nod to the series without being too overt.  Here's another beautiful cake that followed the subtle theme:
Candytuft Cakes
I particularly love the embroidered layer, considering the sheer amount of work that goes into the costumes in the show.  The embroidery is done by hand embroiderer Michele Carragher.  If you haven't gotten an up-close look at what she's done, check it out at her site here, including the dress that was the inspiration for the cake layer above.

Anyways, hopefully it won't be a Red Wedding Cake...
 
Choccywoccydoodah
...too soon?

Anyways, go forth and enjoy your cake, my lovelies!