Feb 24, 2012

Fabulous Faux Desserts

Several years ago, I wanted to put together a really sweet birthday present for my mom. The idea was to give her small boxes of treats and attach tiny envelopes with various gift cards and money to each item. After giving it some thought, I decided not to use real cookies or cupcakes. Any kind of oil, frosting or crumbs on the gift cards/money would not be cool. LOL

So, I came across a website entitled Kathy's Faux Desserts. Kathy makes an array of faux cakes, cupcakes, cookies, petit fours, chocolates and truffles. I thought her creations were beyond beautiful, her prices fit my budget and I thought her designs would be perfect for my mom's gift. I sent her an email explaining my idea and this is what she put together for me. Yes, an exquisite array of treats. She is just as sweet as the treats she makes.

My mom loved her gift! I was suppose to turn these into a centerpiece, but never did. Instead they were wrapped and sitting in my closet for years. HaHa I JUST took them out again to snap these pics for you guys and tell you about Kathy. It's been YEARS (before 2005) since I've looked at them! That shows you the remarkable craftmanship of her work. So if you're a fan of making centerpieces, need a prop for a photoshoot, need a store display or looking for a special gift, think about Kathy's Faux Desserts. And remember these are NOT edible! LOL

58 comments:

MosaMuse said...

loving all ur sweets this wk!
nice post!

CottonCandyINK said...

wow, simply amazing

L e n a said...

oh wow!
they are very pretty. my favorite is the cupcakes!
and i love your gift idea. :)
i could send these to my parents who are in korea!
(of course with some GC with money. lol)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Oh my word, I completely wanted to eat those, how fantastic!! Haha!! What a wonderful idea and I am glad your mom loved her gift..beautiful!! I think this is just awesome and would be perfect as a table setting at holidy times as it would never go off in any way!! Hope you've had a fantastic week my friend and hope your weekend will be even better!! xxx

hope in high heels said...

They look amazing... and have now prompted an irresistible craving for cupcakes. Happy Friday!

Megan said...

Wait, but I want to eat them!!

Sheri said...

I could have sworn those were edible, Kim!!!! They are incredibly gorgeous and you are so unique in your gift-giving, I would never have thought to look up something like this. So beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xo

Mimi said...

Wow, they really do look real! So beautiful, how cute for a wedding or baby shower!

rolala said...

OMG these lovely creations do seriously look good enough to eat! Kim that is literally such a sweet gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

They are gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend:)
~Anne

Alex Elizabeth said...

Kim, you are just so thoughtful. This is the nicest idea for a gift.

miss b said...

What an original gift - so pretty and so real looking! Your Mum must have been delighted. Must check out this site. Have a good weekend, Kim.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

songbird said...

what the what?
if they were on a table i would have inevitably dipped my finger in to try and taste the frosting... :-|
awesome gift by the way..

K said...

Kim, you are the sweetest!!!!!!!!!! such a nice gift and AMAZING cake pic's :)
love K

SG Angela said...

oh my gosh, these are gorgeous. i want to eat them....

Little Rus said...

They are so adorable and fun! I have a few Christmas tree cookie decorations that look very much edible and I love them very much. What a brilliant find, Kim! xxx

A BRIT GREEK said...

These look ridiculously edible & divine! You sweet thing! Such a lovely thought!
x.o.x.o

Kirstin Marie said...

These are so adorable & really pretty!! They look like you could eat them right up!

Karen said...

Looks delicious!
~Karen
http://fashionboardconfessional.blogspot.com

StreetChic said...

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Fashion-isha said...

Wow these are gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!
xo
Sharon

Jessica said...

but i want to eat um hahahaaa.. they look divine! she does awesome work im checking out her blog.. these are ah-mazing!

Diamonds&Pearls-Shandi said...

Oh so precious! I want to eat them tho...lol.

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

these are amazing photos, kim! yes, i really am loving your sugary sweet posts. have a great day!

xoxo
jasmine

Lorena said...

These are so beautiful!! if they were real I would not want to eat them cause they look to pretty lol Have a great weekend kim:)

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A Heel in Mint said...

They are beautiful and look so real! Gorgeous pieces. :)

xx
Heel in Mint

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

These are totally too pretty to eat. But is it wrong that I'm a wee disappointed because I couldn't take a nibble out of one of the cupcakes? ;o)

Katie said...

Reading through your posts makes me SO HUNGRY!!!!

Katie- Hems For Her

Shop N' Chomp said...

Wow they are adorable! It's amazing how great they still look. :D

P.S Happy belated birthday!!

Girlie Blogger said...

These are fantastic. They are actually making my mouth water.
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Mica said...

What a great idea! they look so delicious, it is a shame they are not food!


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Laura said...

They look good enough to eat! Happy weekend Kim :)

Rocker Chic said...

This was really sweet of you Kim to do that for your Mom. I thought they were edible what a great idea I love it.

Cheryl van den Berg said...

such a cute idea. now i want to do it for my mom and my mother in law. they look so real and so good!

Sam said...

Oh wow, these look so unbelievably good enough to eat. She is so skilled at making faux desserts! So pretty and intricate. It is a fantastic idea!

Plami said...

OMG Although I know they're not real I wanna eat them <3 Thank you so much for being so sweet and supportive to me! You're the best :***

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

Elle Sees said...

i'm hungry!! too bad they aren't real. *Sigh*

Deidre said...

I think i would probably attempt to eat those anyway - they look so real!

littlemissandrea said...

They look so real & delicious even after so many years!

Johanna said...

These are adorable! ♥ Perfect for a present :) And I think they would make such a cool centerpiece, put into a cupcake tray for example :) xoxo ♥

Johanna said...

These are adorable! ♥ Perfect for a present :) And I think they would make such a cool centerpiece, put into a cupcake tray for example :) xoxo ♥

his_girl_friday said...

Almost too beautiful to eat! (But not quite!)

A Heel in Mint said...

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xx
Heel in Mint
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Ine said...

Oooh I would love to eat them all! too bad it's fake!

http://i-queenb.blogspot.com/

alison*elle said...

These really do look good enough to eat! What a great idea for a present :)

xo, alison*elle

Punctuation Mark said...

those are super cute... hope you're having a great weekend!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Those faux desserts just make me want some real ones!!

Francesca Giusti said...

love this sweets and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
kisses
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Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Oh my gosh, these are incredible looking, Kim! The frosting looks so moist and real! So pretty ... they WOULD make a lovely centerpiece, maybe placed on a three-tiered stand under a big glass dome or something! Hope you had a great weekend! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
http://oohlafroufrou.blotspot.com

Skinny Moonstick said...

These look incredibly good!! Wow, I am so drooling right now for a piece of sweet cupcake! I just can't believe how pretty and well made these are! Beautiful work!
Good luck!

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Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

WOW simply amazing and just gorgeous!!!


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely adorable!

-Jacqueline

www.jenesaisquoifashion.blogspot.com

Gillie said...

Those are so adorable and such a great gift idea, I would be tempted to try and eat them!

xo Gillie

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Beautiful! Shame you can´t eat them Lol <3<3

Ivana said...

Wow, such an amazing idea, Kim! They definitely look like the real thing! So pretty!

Happy Monday :)

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

oomph. said...

wow, she's good! and what a sweet idea for your mom's gift.

this reminds me of japanese restaurants...they usually showcase their dishes using props that looks so real and so delish!

[oomph.]

Fashionista622 said...

Wow, such great ideas and oh my..so mouth watering delicious your photos. YUM!
:)

Maria

Unknown said...

I found your blog and fell in love with these. Sadly her site is no more and I couldn't even find them on Ebay. Love your goodies and thanks for sharing them with us.