Nursery Rhyme-Themed Baked Goods Are Gorgeous Works of Edible Art

 - Mar 30, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011
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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 confirms each one's storybook inspiration. The detail in these cakes is amazing, especially when you look at the complex tiny roses.

Awesome work all around.

Implications - It's been a great few years for the cupcake, with entire baking competitions and cookbooks dedicated to this pretty morsel. The booming popularity of the cupcake can be credited to its combination of fantastical aesthetics, bite-sized indulgence and general novelty appeal. Today's busy consumer appreciates the small pleasure of a cupcake, which provides just the right amount of miniature indulgence.