Birthday Cake…Not for you, Rihanna

By Contributing Food Editor Jared Levan

To All the Cake Lovers,

Yes–that was a Kylie reference.

It’s been quite a long time since my last post, but in honor of an upcoming Hommemaker birthday (July 5th), I decided Orlando needed a post dedicated entire to cake. There are probably some of you who would prefer something on pie, pastry or pudding…but we’ll get to you and yours another time.

For the big 3-0, Orlando has decided on a “rustic/woodland” themed extravaganza. Now you may be asking yourself, what does a rustic/woodland cake look like? That’s a good question. I had to do a little bit of digging, but I managed to find some awesome examples of manly, rough-around-the-edges (yet still delicious and fun to look at) cakes that would be perfect for the occasion.

Apple Lumberjack Cake by Manna From Heaven (Sydney, Australia)

It should come as no surprise that the words “rustic” and “woodland” invoke thoughts of lumberjacks, chopping down trees all day long. Now there’s a mental image–all your guests in flannel and real or marker-drawn beards. This cake may look anything but special for an event like a 30th birthday, but it looks (and sounds) delicious, doesn’t it?

Woodland Cake Pops by Cristy Cross

I mean, could a cake pop look any more woodland? Maybe. The fact that these guys look like edible (and far less hallucinogenic) “Fly agaric” mushrooms that grow near pine trees makes them even cooler. The bed of moss in which they are mounted is just icing on the cake pop.

Forest Faux Cake by Brookelynn Morris

This one’s not edible, I just thought it was really cool. Tablescape for the party maybe?

In closing, I’d like to with Orlando a happy 30th birthday party! Cheers!


Jared Levan

2 thoughts on “Birthday Cake…Not for you, Rihanna

  1. You don’t know me but I like your blog and your taste! Also, we share a birthday! Happy late birthday!

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