Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Please Do Not Eat the Cake

The faux cake in my mind's eye never materialized, but I ended up with a workable prototype: a faux cake with gussied up chocolate covered cherries.
First, I drizzled icing over cherries from the Dollar Store. Next, I put together two Styrofoam blocks.

Many wild hairs later, I iced the "cake" and adorned it with the cherries, white mums, candles, and greenery.
I guess we all need to play, right?
For a small gathering, this would work because you could warn people to stick to the cherries. At a large gathering, you'd have to do a Paul Revere.


(There! I hope I made you laugh, or at least smile. Because even though this started out to be a serious fake centerpiece, it turned into a laughfest for Bandwith and Dr. Gollum, with me out laughing them both. A good time was had by All. Totally.)

Lots of possibilities here for other holidays and tablescapes! :-)

I'm joining Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for Tablescape Thursday this eve of Christmas Eve. See y'all there.

P.S. Foodie Friday will be up tomorrow at 8 pm central.

37 comments:

  1. It looks so pretty and it's ahrd to believ is faux!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy 2010!

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  2. why, why, WHY FAKE! I LIVE FOR SUGAR YOU ARE BREAKING MY HEART~ its so pretty, next time make the &%$# cake! loved your theme though, very pretty and choc cherries are a fav, never thought of this idea!

    i would say merry xmas, but after your faux cake i assume you put coal in your stockings too?

    ok, happy low calorie holiday to you!

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  3. I love love the centerpiece, I love the way you have used this piece just as a presentation platter for the chocolates, just so darned creative, I can think of so many wonderful things to do in the same way, like hollowing out the center for a wonderful bowl of sugared strawberries...I applaud you for your creativity and the thinking outside the box...now thats what I call tablescaping...Phyllis

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  4. You are something else.. This was just toooo cute for words.. I applaud you my friend..hugs ~lynne~

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  5. MERRY CHRISTMAS, MICHAEL....
    love,bj

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  6. Cute idea...and beautiful! The chocolates had a lovely presentation. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  7. You crack me up. You are such an artist and A TOTAL HOOT! Life is short--LAUGH! And you certainly do! How refreshing! Thank you SOOOOO much for visiting my teeny tiny brand new blog and commenting! You ROCK!
    Hugs, Lana

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  8. I LOVED THIS ONE! You're so clever - now I want to make some but where on earth will I ever store them cause I don't want to mess 'em up! ☺

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  9. Michael, I love the conceptual non-reality of the centre-piece. Wishing you and your loved ones a merry Christmas especially the four-legged kind - Marjorie

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  10. Looks GREAT! I dec cakes, and this dummy cake looks fantastic!! Merry Christmas!

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  11. I love the faux cake! You can re-decorate it for Valentines Day! What a great idea! My blogging partner Nola lives in Nashville (I am in Atlanta) She was just down here a few weeks ago for a visit. She was just involved in a huge commercial project opening a "Blush Boutique" in Belle Meade. Have you ever been there? It is the 2nd Store, the other one is in Brentwood, TN.

    Hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

    Blesings to you & yours!

    Karyn

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  12. Hi Micheal, The cake looks good enough to eat...Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.
    xoxo
    Julie

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  13. What a pretty cake and I can't believe that it is faux!

    Merry Christmas!

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  14. Love the Paul Revere comment....if someone does try to take a bite, be sure and capture a picture. Very cute idea to serve the chocolates...very unique and fun.

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  15. What a very clever idea and so creative, Michael. Years ago my mother in law put a little bowl of soaps molded to look like fancy chocolates on her bathroom counter. You guessed it...someone took a bite out of one.

    Happy holidays to you all.

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  16. There are some days when I would eat the cake anyway.
    Clever idea.

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  17. Guilt free, weight free cake. My kinda cake!!!

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  18. Really so very cute! You and your guests can eat it with your eyes! It's beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  19. How pretty! I wonder how many "points" this is on weight watchers? Hummmmmm.

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  20. Wow! how cute....Merry Christmas to you and your family...Pat H

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  21. LOVE, love, love this! You are too funny girl! Merry Christmas Eve!!!! Have a blessed Christmas, to you, Dr., Bandy, Mister and your Mom!!!! XO, Pinky

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  22. I don't know what to say but not too sweet. Enjoy your holidays and see you in the new year!

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  23. How pretty! And yes - it looks real.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  24. Oh, Dear Gollum - your talents are endless! This faux cake is gorgeous! Everyone will want a slice of this!
    Merry Christmas, Dear One, to you and your family.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  25. It's so pretty, and anyone would be tempted, for sure. Sounds like y'all had a blast decorating it.

    Merry Christmas!

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  26. How cute! I would need a very large sign reminding my guests NOT to attempt cutting the cake! They are food-aholics like no others... Great idea for an upcoming shower I'm hosting. Thanks so much for the idea. Hope you enjoy a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones!
    ~ Sue

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  27. As I read this post, I could just 'hear' all of you laughing over the faux cake!

    I love the energy of your family.

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  28. What fun! Looks good enough to eat!

    By the way - love your books!

    Carol

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  29. Love the faux cake! It's just beautiful. --Delores

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  30. OM Gosh - you cheated! ha ha ..

    It looks beautiful!

    I am having a blog give away - if you are interested. Stop by www.ridingaside.blogspot.com and post a comment.

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  31. Cute idea to display the chocolate covered cherries...plus no calories in that cake!
    Merry Christmas!

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  32. That's a lovely "no bake" cake. I like your style!
    I just discovered your coffee cake "recipe" from one of your Jan. Tablescape Thursdays.Thanks for sharing your secret.
    Hubby and I are just us two this Christmas, but the kids will be with us on webcam and we'll have your..(er.. Kroger's) delicious coffee cake for Christmas breakfast while we all open gifts "together".
    Wishing you and your family the merrriest Christmas and good health and happiness in the New Year.

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  33. The cake looks so good that it would be very hard for anyone not to cut a piece. You really do need to watch it, lol. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas, Michael!....Christine

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  34. ***** TOOOOO "SWEET" (grins!) & such a DARRRRLING IDEA!!!! How did you EVER think of that????!!!!

    Merry CHristmas Hugs to allllll, Michael!
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  35. ♫ Merry Christmas, Michael!♫

    What a hoot! I continue to be amazed at your creative genius & you've inspired me so many times this past year since I discovered your beautiful blog.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  36. Love your creativity! This is hysterical and fabulous at the same time! It looks like a cake that would be in Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream...just so fanciful with all the greenery. :-)

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