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Monday
Aug102009

Sweet Discovery: Little Debbie Cake Still Life Paintings by Mollie Armstrong

What a happy side effect to all of the Little Debbie torture I've been engaging in lately: a new cake-art discovery. While conducting various research on the sweet snacks, I stumbled upon Mollie Moore Armstrong's amazing artwork (which, though mostly done in the late 90's, was new to me!), in particular her lovingly rendered still life paintings of Little Debbie Snack Cakes.

Through Armstrong's eyes the cakes seem so lovely and poignant, like portraits of society matrons.

But one cannot help but wonder...what lies beneath that sweet icing veneer?

Oh yes...creme filling.

CakeSpy Note: Though I didn't see any work that was more recent than 2002 on the site, if anyone knows of any upcoming shows or another site on which to see her work, please leave a comment!

 

Discover Mollie Armstrong's artwork on her site, molliearmstrong.com.

 

Reader Comments (4)

I'm always so jealous of people who can paint such realistic (and yummy!) pictures. I have two brothers who are both artists and then there is me. I can't even draw a flower:( Oh well I guess. These pictures are so yummy I just want to pick up that zebra cake and eat it!

August 11 | Unregistered CommenterNutmeg Nanny

And more sugar than your diabetic aunt should ever have . . .

August 11 | Unregistered Commenterchou

These remind me of Wayne Thiebaud's work. Yum!

August 12 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Hicks

I agree--these paintings reminded me of Thiebaud's as well. Still very cool. Thanks for sharing the discovery :)

August 17 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia
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