Few people would say that the problem with cake is that there needs to be less of it, but we can’t help loving these miniature versions of wedding cakes created by Los Angeles artist Rachel Dyke. The kicker? They aren’t edible. Usually crafted at request from the happy couple, these beauties are made using polymer clay to replicate the cake they had on their wedding day.
Rachel, @rachelslittlethings, describes herself as a miniaturist, and makes a variety of items like furniture, dioramas and normal cakes; however, her specialty is replicating wedding cakes. Most are about as tall as an average index finger unless a different size is requested, and there certainly are many variations.
There’s this gorgeous one covered in butterflies.
This breathtaking recreation of the royal wedding cake:
And this naked cake, which looks so much like a real carrot cake that we’d be tempted to take a bite.
Then there’s this envy-inducing stack of books:
Always a favorite. Stack of books ornament featuring a couple’s favorite titles #tiny #art #books #mini #polymerclay #miniature #clay #ornament #miniatureartist #madeinla #dollhouse#bookstagram A post shared by Rachel Dyke (@rachelslittlethings) on
And this classic rose-themed bake:
Even better? Each cake is scented with the same flavours as the cake, as Rachel uses scented oils usually used for soap.
Fun Fact: My mini cakes are all scented accordingly. This one smelled like Pink sugar buttercream, blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry. I use scented oils made for soaps and candles#miniatureartist #scented #cake #tiny #art #frosting #mini #weddingcake #polymerclay #wedding A post shared by Rachel Dyke (@rachelslittlethings) on
Dying to commission a miniature version of your wedding cake? You’ll need to book soon: she’s already booked out until the end of July.