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Tuesday
Jan152008

Icing on the Cake: Cakespy Dishes Up Sweet Fashion Advice



Last week, we told you how we think you should decorate your apartment. Presumptuous? Perhaps. But really, having gone that far, we would be truly remiss if we told you to trick out your apartment and didn't tell you to pick up a little something for yourself. So why not check out some of the cutest new crop of cake and dessert-related jewelry around? And what perfect timing, with Valentine's Day just around the corner; pick out your favorites, or pick something for your sweetie! Here are our picks:

 

One of our go-to sources for all sorts of jewelry is Pancake Meow. Not only are the designs clever and adorable--they offer charms shaped in a variety of styles, from cupcakes to waffles complete with dollop of butter, to chocolate chip cookies--oh, and did we mention they're scented?! We are loving the brand-new strawberry crepes (photo left). Order early though; each piece is made to order. What can we say, good things come to those who wait. Most charms are in the range of $20 and up; available online at pancakemeow.com.

 

Bonus: Love smelling like your favorite baked good? Well, thanks to EB of SpiceDish, we now know that you can get Yummy Cupcake perfume for just $20 at Torrid stores. For locations, check out torrid.com.

Looking for a spot to shop for ice-cream scoop, cupcake and brass ring inspired jewelry all at once? Happily, you'll find your source at Pnut, a jewelry company which we first spied on All Things Cupcake. This is jewelry with some serious dark humor: ever so slightly gothy, but ultimately self-aware and a little cheeky, the pieces are beautifully crafted: think bleeding hearts meet sweet treats. It's all right up our alley; the hardest part is picking a favorite: we alternate between the double pop with "you" and "me" written on the popsicle sticks (shown at the top of this post; $85), the scoop ring ($95), the Sterling silver ice cream cone with gems ($200), or the intensely covetable 18k white gold cupcake with diamonds ($2275--hey, we can dream, right?). Available online at pnutjewelry.com

If you're among those who say that pie is the new cake, be sure to check out this adorable pendant by Kieutiepie. We love the handmade, charming feel of the felted necklace, which looks as cozy as a pie just out of the oven. And what a steal: this necklace is only $15. Act quickly though: while similar styles may pop up, this one is one of a kind! Available online at kieutiepie.etsy! 

Perhaps you find it impossible to commit to just one type of baked good? For the baker-of-all-trades, kitchen-gadgetry pendants by Brooklyn-based Ball+Chain are an ideal pick; we have been obsessed with them ever since Cake Gumshoe Allison came across them. The elegant and clever pendants are inspired by the (self-taught!) artist's own collection of vintage hand mixers and kitchen tools--how cool is that? But a word to the wise: if you see something you like, snap it up! While similar styles may crop up, each is an original, so there are no absolute guarantees! The silver "mixmaster" is $60; available online at ballandchain.etsy.com

Looking for something handcrafted, luminous and ever so slightly cheeky all at once? Check out Rockerjewelz, a Bay Area-based company (check out the sweet story of how the designer got started on her site, listed below!). The pieces are made from glass beads that catch light oh-so-prettily; earrings, pendants and bracelets are available in "flavors" like Lemon Tart, Key Lime, and Cherry on top (our favorite, because they reminds us of the cupcakes at another Bay Area treasure, Miette Patisserie!). Prices vary depending on intricacy; available online at rockerjewlz.etsy.com; see more at her blog or at rockerjewlz.com!

Finally, we know that you've heard of them and perhaps even seen their cute cupcake charms, but our attentions are currently focused the new candy designs by Juicy Couture--not only are the charms themselves adorable, with a Marie-Antoinette worthy color palette and cute candy and cakey shapes, but they're expertly packaged in a chocolate-type box. What's not to love? The Sweet Shoppe charm bracelet is $128 and available online at juicycouture.com.

 

 

Did we miss your favorite objects of sweet adornment? Let us know!

 

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Reader Comments (29)

Too cute! If I didn't already think about sweets too much as it is, now I can wear them, too!

January 15 | Unregistered Commenterbittersweetblog

Oh you know I love it!

January 15 | Unregistered CommenterEB

Wow, charms that smell like sweets? Very cool.

January 15 | Unregistered CommenterVegan_Noodle

look good with jewelery, no calories
Why not?

January 15 | Unregistered Commenterfrantic foodie

Your write-ups are so alive and yummy and well written.

Thanks for featuring RockerJewlz!

Julie

January 15 | Unregistered CommenterRockerJewlz

I love the cupcake ring! I want.

January 15 | Unregistered CommenterPeabody

Thanks for the suggestions. I saw some things that I would really love.

January 16 | Unregistered Commentersher

that kieutipie pendant looks really adorable!! i always check etsy they really have nice creations;..but i've never seen something cuteypie than this yet :-)

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterDhanggit

you have a scrumptious blog....thanks for visiting mine :)

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterNANCY LEFKO

i'm so glad you stopped by my blog, it lead me to this fantastic blog of sugary goodness!

I think I have to go buy the "Mixmaster" charm/necklace and the cupcake earings (I have a huge collection of earings and I think those would look perfect in them!).

Thanks for putting up this post, much awesomeness to that!

I'll link you up on my list of bloggies so I can check it daily :-)

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterRage And Love

Another vote for the Mix-Master charm!

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterRural Vegan

i looooove cupcakes but i have never thought of wearing a cupcake ring.

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

i love the mixer necklace pendant! so so so cute! I also love your watercolors. they are adorable! it is my dream someday to own a vegan bakery and sell amazing cards! :o)

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterAlison Nicole

Bittersweetblog: Yea! Sweetness through and through!

EB: Thanks again for the tip!

Vegan Noodle: And vegan too! :-)

Frantic foodie: Exactly! Perfect for if you have a resolution.

Rockerjewlz: Thanks! Love your stuff.

Peabody: Me too! Oh Mr. Cakespy...

Sher: us too, us too!

Dhanggit: I know, isn't it adorable?? The artist herself is so cute too, there are pics of her on Etsy.

Nancy: Thanks for visiting back! You are so talented!

Rage+Love: Awesome!! Loved coming across your blog, you have such a fresh style.

Rural Vegan: Yea, isn't that one rad?

Alyssa: Now you won't be able to stop thinking about it!

Alison: Well, when you do, you can sell amazing cards by ME! ;-)

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Ooh, thanks for the sweet ideas!

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterSurcie

You're welcome Surcie! We all need a little sweetness!

January 16 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

I also read your interview on C.T.T.C, and have since been a frequent viewer of your blog. Your drawings are SO CUTE, and your blog is so much fun! Next time I come to Seattle we might have to join forces.

January 17 | Unregistered CommenterKumquat

Thanks so much for featuring my necklace!!!

Because of this.. I will definitely get to work on more tasty looking jewelry when I am back from vacation. Yay! =D

January 17 | Unregistered CommenterKieutiePie

Thank you Kumquat! Can't wait til you do come to Seattle!

Kieutiepie: Thank you--you rule!! Can't wait to see your new work!

January 18 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Such cute finds! I think I need that cupcake ring!

January 18 | Unregistered CommenterTres Poshe Preppy

I'm in serious trouble now! Food jewelry? Please, Please don't let mon mari see this.....

January 18 | Unregistered Commenterkatiez

Ugh! I want that zillion dollar cupcake ring!

January 19 | Unregistered CommenterMallow

Tres poshe: I know, aren't they cute!?

Katiez: Don't worry, it's safe with us. ;-)

Mallow: Me too, trust me.

January 19 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Oo I love pancake meow's jewelry. So tiny and yet real looking. You found such cute baking jewelry!

January 19 | Unregistered Commentereatme_delicious

Eat Me, Delicious: Yes, isn't she so talented? She's incredibly sweet too! Thank you for the kind words, I want everything on this page!

January 20 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy
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