Saturday, January 23, 2010

faux get about it



The post title is an attempt at humor (read as: fo'get-about-it) but it's sort of true. After a hectic morning of boys not getting along, a pretty photo shoot is helping me to relax, move on and forget about it.



The "faux" refers to these beautiful but pretend pastries, two of which I received from the amazingly talented, Cassandra.



Cassandra's creations, also found at her Etsy shop, are so beautiful I swear the sight of them makes me light-headed.



In the midst of being involved in a couple of Valentine swaps, Cassandra and I decided to do a quick mini swap together.



She knows I adore her heart-shaped confections
Fingers crossed that Cassandra will like what I sent to her



Light-headed!



These faux cupcakes were a Mother's Day present purchased from My Pink Boutique



My sons' friends always ask if the cupcakes are real.



Even erasers can be pretty when they are in the form of pastry, like this little mini puzzle eraser from Japan.

Thank you blog and bloggers for providing this happy place in which to swoon.

Thank you Cassandra for the lovely treats!

xo
elyse

ps: all swap partners ~ your packages are on their way

49 comments:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow these pictures are lovely and here I am trying not to think about food. These are really beautiful so hard to believe their not real. Yummy looking
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Julie Harward said...

THEY MAKE ME WANT ONE...NOW! SO REAL LOOKING, IT'A JUST AMAZING! COME SAY HI :D

Country Dreaming said...

They look sooo good, I could eat them all.
The little goodies you received
are sooo pretty too.

Melinda

Diane said...

Wow beautiful work she does, they look so delicate. What fun to receive such sweetness. oxox, Diane

koralee said...

Wow..it is hard to believe that these yummies are not real! Love them all. xoxo

Sheila said...

OMG!! It looks like i could just dip my finger in that iceing and lick it right off.. Yummmmmmmmy.. So pretty though that you would not want to eat it anyway. I love your little package of goodies..

Lisa said...

Elyse,
These are the best kind of sweet treats...0 calories! They are darling!

Kelee Katillac said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! So yummy, sensuous, gorgeous.

The photos are un-Faux-gettable!

My mouth is watering and yet I want to roll in the icing....... these would keep me in a state of high anxiety!

love, kelee

Free Pretty Things For You said...

howww beautiful!! i have never seen that before! :) super creative..im glad you got this to brighten up your day :)

Connie said...

I truly don't know how you do the beautiful and gorgeous things you do, sugar! Every time I come here it's like going into a confectionery store, chick, just gorgeous "eye candy"!!
xoxo,
Connie

Rustique Gallery said...

What fun these are! If I had a nice kitchen, I'd put them on a cake pedestal and show them off! Lovely gifts inside too. Sherry

Megan said...

THey are beautiful!

Followed you here from the Shabby Chic Cottage!

Becoming a follower of your blog! Excited to read more!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

OMG...SWOON!!!! this is so adoreable. I cant believe it isnt edible, not fair. It looks so yummy.

Marie said...

i so love faux~gettin'about it. ya know the faux is fine 'cause there's zero calories in them. your heart box filled with goodies is beautiful.
marie

Rebecca said...

These are truly some of the BEST faux pastries I've ever seen.

Love them! I'm going to check this gal out! Thanks for sharing my friend. You have blessed your friend today by sharing her work and her passion.

Love to you~Rebecca

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh darling, this is such a "sweet" post! Such darling eye candy! You have some real treasures Elyse! Hope the boys are doing better! ;)!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

P.S.
I eat the whole cupcake almost in one bite!!!!

I am known for loving the corner of a piece of cake because of all the frosting! I am ALWAYS handed a corner piece! heehee!

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse,
Those faux pastries are delightful! I especially love the heart shaped one! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend and great weak ahead, sweet friend! Thank you so much for dropping by for a visit, too. Vicki

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my! They look so real and delectable. I swear that heart-shaped box is an actual cake. Gorgeous! I bet they fool many. Fun stuff! Have a fantastic day. Blessings, Tammy

tales from an oc cottage said...

Sheeeesh! That box is divine!

m ^..^

Cottage Cozy said...

How darling are those...and how nice of you to share her with us...

LiLi M. said...

Didn't one of your sons friends tried the cupcakes, without asking? Oh these kids in the USA all behave so well! Did you know that we over here in Western Europe hardly have any pink pastry let alone blue. I don't know whether it is regulation about coloring the food or tradition, as we are used to natural ingredients over here. The macaroons at Ladurees that especially seem to appeal to Americans are an exception to this rule, though I have to say that they are delicious! Beautiful work! Have a nice Sunday, thanks for your visit to my little corner!

Jen Kershner said...

So beautiful and real looking! By the way, we love the dessert erasers and we happen to have that one too!

Claudia said...

Oh, just fabulous! Be still my heart, but I LOVE that heart! I'm working on a swap (you know I consider myself very new at this) and am insecure about the whole thing! Hope my partner likes what I put together. I have to get it all out in the mail this week...

xo
Claudia

Theresa said...

Girl, there are some of the most talented bloggers out there! I have gotta have some of those treats! I WILL be shooting over to pay her a visit! I love them and I am certain she will love what you sent her:) Have a blessed day!

Lori said...

those treats are gorgeous Elyse...i haven't made any of those for a long while...i have a hankering now to do a few...thanks for sharing...that eraser is too cute!!!

pinkstilettos said...

So sweet and gorgeous! Have a great day!
Daisy~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are just beautitful!

Cathy said...

Elyse,

Love it all. Now, listen carefully my sweet. Wrap everything in your post back up and put it in a box and make believe I'm your Valentine Swap partner, and send EVERYTHING to me!

hehe I need more sweets. Gotta go check out Cassandra's Etsy shop.

xo Cathy

icandy... said...

Elyse,
Thank you sooo much for popping by my last post!
Those sweet creations are soooo yummy looking~ I could take a bite out of them....
OX
Christina

Cassandra said...

Oh my I am blushing! How kind of you to post about our swap. I am so very glad that it arrived ok and that you enjoyed everything in it. :)

I love your work, and can't wait to see what you sent. I will let you know as soon as it arrives. Thanks SO VERY MUCH for swapping with me :)

xox Cassandra

alamodestuff said...

These look delicious! What is it about faux food that is so fun?! I can smell the sweet scent of icing!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Beautiful pictures. My kids go crazy for those erasers, they just love em.
~Michelle

Beth Gales said...

They look real enought o make my mouth water!

Julie Ann said...

*giggle* Love your post title! And these delightful confections are just Dreamy!!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Yep, I'd say those are PRETTY amazing!!!! I'd never know they were faux - what a talent she has (no wonder you two are buds!). Have a great day ~ ♥

Zuzu said...

I don't know how you can look at these and not hit the bakery to have a little something to munch on while enjoying them. They are heavenly!
:)
Zuzu

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I just adore those...I think I'm feeling light headed and I really could go for a real cupcake....

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your funny comment, I am from New York and well, that does sound like the way we would say it! No matter what way you say it, these faux creations are delicious.
Karen

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

My goodness, they really do look good enough to eat...
Lou
xx

Paula said...

oh yum yum!! how does she do it???

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Ohhhh I just love this post!! I am a faux treat freak, lol! I have them everywhere and they make me smile. I love the beautiful soft colors of yours Elyse!! Yummers!
Hugs,
Amy

Cottage Flair said...

So pretty and so real looking! What fun little goodies inside the box!
(I paint when my boys fight to help me "fo-get about it"!!
Jennifer

icandy... said...

Hi Elyse!
How cool is that?! I'll be sure to check out her blog!
Thanks!
OX
Christina

Amy C said...

wow they are so sweet and so well made - love those Japanese erasers too - just had a look at the link the pink doughnut is too cute!!

Secondhandrose said...

This "faux" post is making me hungry. Pass the cupcakes please. Come for a visit. I'm having a giveaway.

karen

debi said...

Oooooh! I love all of your pretties! The colors are making me swoon.
Love the beautiful 'cake' from Cassandra.
Love your clever title too!

Janean said...

no way! these look so real and yummy!!! they're beauti-faux!

kanishk said...

They look sooo good, I could eat them all.

Work from home India

Elie's Papel said...

very cute and "faux" yummy too!!! ;)