Friday Food and Favorites: Amazing Cakes and Their Plates

Thursday, November 01, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I was seriously at a loss as to what to blog about. First I was going to post some of the shocking and disastrous photos that have been floating around the web, but then I decided that what we all really need is a little beauty and move forward and try to get back some of the little pleasures in life that have been lost.
When a catastrophe happens, human reaction happens in stages. At first we're all in denial. What we see on the news doesn't ever really happen to us here! And New York City? It's indestructible! (Even 9/11 didn't take away that perpetual New York energy and spirit of survival and life.) Water in the subways? Millions without power? Childhood beach towns washed away? So what!? We WILL survive and life WILL be the same. We are stubborn and adamant. But then slowly the truth seeps into the crevices of our being, and this overwhelming melancholy sets in. We realize that the things we think will be forever may not be. That we are spoiled and what was once unthinkable is happening today: We may not find gas for our cars and generators, we may have a hard time getting the food that was always so readily and abundantly available, we may not be able to restore our homes to the way they were, and we will never experience our beach towns in the same way.

But then, hopefully, the next stage is acceptance and hope. Hope for a brighter and better future. Hope for renewal and rebuilding. And hope for extra doses of kindness amongst humans. So today all I want to do is share something really really pretty and celebratory, and what could be better than some fabulous cakes from Pinterest. After all, my survival instincts have been in full gear and I've been thinking (and eating) a lot more about carbs than clothes anyway.

I'd also like to introduce you all to my new Fashion-isha Amazon store that I've been working on. A friend of mine pointed out that my shopping boutique on requires a sign in and lots of people may not be interested in doing that. So I've created my Fashion-isha Amazon Shop with you in mind. There are loads of shoes, boots, skirts, dresses and even beautiful items for your home. I've added some beautiful things for your kitchen too, including gorgeous cake platters, so apropos, and available to purchase right here at the end of this post!

So enjoy this little escape into cake...

Shop Cake Platters Here:

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  1. the cake platter link does not work.

  2. I tried the links and they work for me. Try again and click a few times if you need to!

  3. Awwww you truly made me smile with these pretty & one-of-a-kind cakes! Just what everyone needs for a not so good day!!


  4. Adorable!!! Thank you for nice comment!
    I follow you too:)

  5. You are right, there should be hope after any huge event like this, but I have to admit that I have no idea how I would cope and I can see how some of these poor people affected would lose all faith... I do like your positive outlook, it's a good mindset to have :-) Have a lovely weekend xo

  6. I could sit and look at your gorgeous blog all day! I'm in love with these cake stands, especially the pretty blue one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower of yours!


  7. Life does go on --- no matter what detours (good or not so good) it may take (I am learning this first hand).Praying that those affected by Sandy find peace and gain the strength to pick up the pieces and move forward.

    Congratulations on your store! going to check it now... Hugs, C. (HHL)

  8. i love beauty. the cakes are so unique. if only we had no other things to deal with...

  9. I want the cake with the gold chevron stripes for my next birthday! It's so chic! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Ashley from

  10. It's sad to see the destruction of Sandy - one step and one day at a time. You are right, there is always a brighter side and although it may seem overshadowed for many people right now - it is there. And I like your choice to brighten the day...... cake will do it every time.

  11. Hello Sharon,

    Wonderful cakes... lol... we don't need eat the pieces. only see them

    Luck for who can rely on this service!

    Always wishing success...
    Shabbat Shalom

  12. Definitely a lovely post -- so good to look on the bright side!

  13. Hello lovely! What a pleasant post. Your outlook on life is so beautiful. I wish there were more people like you in the would be a much nicer place. the dresses on your Amazon shop. Gorgeous!


  14. What a great post. Live the cakes especially the LV one.

  15. Wonderful Sharon!

    The cakes, the plates, the links :)

    I like the way you speak of hope for the future. Sending prayers that things will get better for those that are still waiting for help.


  16. Such pretty cakes!

    xo Jennifer

  17. I'd feel bad eating any of these. Looks like art!

    x Cammie

  18. I love the way you cheer up any situation, you are the sweetest...
    the pictures of cake look all delicioso!!!
    Enjoy your weekend, XO

  19. Such a great post... NY is such a strong city and the people are amazing... Wishing you a great weekend!!!

  20. Hello Sharon! Beautiful writing you did here!
    Love your store on Amazon too (: And your cake pictures make me want to eat some...never mind the cake platters ((:
    xo have a great weekend despite the sadness in NYC!

  21. Love the little birdcage cakes!! So adorable!