1 Cup Sugar, 2 Cups Talent. Bake To Perfection. The Threadcakes Contest.


above top: Darkside of The Garden T-shirt at Threadless; bottom: A cake baked on the design

Everyone likes t-shirts. And cake. So what a great idea it was for Chris Cardinal to start Threadcakes in 2007, an online cake competition in conjunction with the user generated design t-shirt site, Threadless.com. (more…)

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The Hippest Gingerbread Houses Ever! April Reed’s Farnsworth House & More

Hippest Gingerbread Houses

Here’s a look at some of the Hippest Gingerbread Houses around. From replicas of both the Farnsworth House and Fallingwater to Ranch Style kits, This gingerbread version of the Farnsworth House — Mies van der Rohe’s modern masterpiece in Plano, Ill. — is a (deep-pocketed) design lover’s dream. It took the elves at April Reed Cake Design several days of photo research and about 25 hours to construct the fondant-covered walls, poured-sugar ‘‘glass’’ windows and sugar-paste I-beams and staircases. (more…)

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Blondel Chocolates and +41 Make Sweet Collaborations With Nike and Alife

Blondel Chocolates and +41

Blondel Chocolates in Lausanne, Switzerland certainly doesn’t look hip or trendy. But looks can be deceiving. Tucked away on a cobblestone street, it’s hard to believe they have produced some of the hippest chocolate collaborations of late (with some design help from the folks at +41). (more…)

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