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Bargain Sentimental

Adding a personal touch saves money, induces gratitude

Implications - With the economy remaining bleak, people are not willing to spend as much on fancy gifts; they are, however, willing to go the extra mile for something that won't cost much, but shows they care. Homemade goods, or items that show that thought has been put in, go a long way in the impact department.
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Maternity Cakes
Maternity Cakes
Pregnant Belly Baking for Your Next Baby Shower
The idea of cutting into a cake shaped like a pregnant woman’s belly is just plain wrong, even for a fan of the Cesarean section! This collection of cakes just creeps me out. What's more, they all… MORE
Haute Couture Cupcakes
Haute Couture Cupcakes
From Chanel to Louis Vuitton, Sweet Fashion-Inspired Desserts
Eat your favorite designer with these delectable desserts. What a treat for a true fashionista! You can choose any one from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin to Agent Provocateur and Betsey… MORE
'World of Warcraft' Cakes
'World of Warcraft' Cakes
This Cake Wrecks Collection Will Make You Say WoW
This morning, Cake Wrecks featured an assortment of 'World of Warcraft' cakes, and they're sure to make you say WoW. (Get it?) From laptops atop stacks of 'World of Warcraft' self-help books to wood-grain… MORE
Storytelling Cupcakes
Storytelling Cupcakes
Nursery Rhyme-Themed Baked Goods Are Gorgeous Works of Edible Art
I have serious cupcake envy with these nursery cupcakes that were clearly made by a really talented cook. All of these cupcakes are themed on different nursery rhymes, and a quick click through the gallery… MORE
Musical Cakes
Musical Cakes
Mom Makes 'Rock Band' Birthday Cake for Gamer Son
"Rock Band" fans all over the world will appreciate this birthday cake. The cake, which is shaped like a set of "Rock Band" drums, was made by a mother for her son (who clearly spends a lot of his time… MORE
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Canadian Baker Creates Custom Dessert Delights
After a little detective work, I learned that these caterpillar cupcakes are the work of Vancouver, BC-based Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cake Cupcakes. Cowbag, aka Cakehead Loves Evil, spotted the great caterpillar… MORE
Flower Pot Cupcakes
Flower Pot Cupcakes
The Perfect Dessert For Garden Parties or Mothers Day Bashes
Flowerpot cupcakes might just be my new favourite spring treat! Instead of baking with regular muffin-tins, Alicia Lynn used little flower pots to house her deliciously fluffy pastries instead. Her blog… MORE
Edible Knitting
Edible Knitting
DIY 'Knit Nights' Yarn Ball Cupcakes Made With Colorful Marzipan
These teeny tiny ‘knit night’ cupcakes are amazing! I am sure the cakes are delicious, but of course it is the detail in the adornments and decorations that make the cupcakes remarkable. Well done Teeny… MORE
Cowboy Confections
Cowboy Confections
Wild West Cakes Reminisce About Days Gone By
Cowboy cakes are gaining in popularity. The ‘Wild West’ is really just an idea at this point, as anyone who’s sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic in California knows. Yet cowboy cakes are appearing in… MORE
Beastly Baked Goods
Beastly Baked Goods
'Where the Wild Things Are' Cake is a Sweet Tribute to the Kids' Book
This 'Where the Wild Things Are' cake was made by The Sweet Tooth Fairy Bake Shop in Utah and features Moishe flashing his signature toothy grin atop a sea of blue icing. Every detail of the adorable little… MORE
Cult Film Cakes
Cult Film Cakes
Relive the 'Star Wars' Phenomenon With the Han Solo Carbonite Cake
We all held our breath when Hans Solo ran into the life-threatening predicament of being frozen in the slab of carbonite. With this wonderful culinary creation you don’t have to fear that moment; simply… MORE
Baked Shirt Designs
Baked Shirt Designs
Threadcakes Gallery Recreates Threadless T-Shirts in Edible Form
If you thought Threadless t-shirts were great, check out this selection of Threadcakes--edible cakes created to mimic existing Threadless designs. I've selected ten of my favorite Threadcakes designs… MORE

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