This little vintage poodle was a fun thrift find and a perfect fit for a modern pop inspired cake. Growing up, I remember my mother and grandmother had beautiful antique china cabinets full of interesting treasures like this little guy. Using a family heirloom can be a sweet way to impart a bit of your own family tradition into your special day. Of course, a random thrift store find can be just as fun.
I love the idea of using candy with cakes: it adds an immediate punch of color and a playful, nostalgic vibe to your dessert spread. These British Liquorice pieces are almost an art form in themselves and give this cake a sculptural, artful look. Perfect for a candy-themed dessert bar, or an art-centric event.