But my good friend Heather from high school--the one who cultivated my love of cooking as a teenager--offered to make my cake. Which I GLADLY accepted. She is amazing. I mentioned previously that I wanted to decorate the cake with these goodies:
(Which Heather will be glad to know that we will fund).
Then, Matthew was showing me some models from a miniature game called Dystopian Wars (which, with a name like that, who WOULDN'T LOVE the name!?) But the aesthetic of the game is beautiful and beautifully Steampunk.
So, instead of creating an insane (though beautiful) cake like these--which I am sure you have seen before:
|I actually don't like this one so much. Too...lacy.|
This one has an Eastern-feel to it:
This one is also beautiful:
So, for OUR Steampunk cake, I am thinking to have a few tiers and include those candied gears for edible decoration as well as some of the models for Dystopian Wars, including this Kraken:
And maybe some airships:
I think that we could make a fancy-looking cake with these that will be an inexpensive counterpart to those elaborate fondant creations. (Also, we can make a cake that tastes good!--I am not a fan of fondant).