Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!!

Shout out to Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. I am in awe of his imagination because Wonderland is an incredible place. Though I enjoyed his stories, my favorite work of Lewis Carroll’s is his poem “Jabberwocky,” which is in Through the Looking-Glass. I just love the kookiness in Carroll’s work. Below is the first two stanzas of “Jabberwocky”.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!’

“Jabberwocky” is the poem of the day on  PoemHunter.com. Read the rest here.

The Cheshire Cat. Isn't he creepily adorable?
The Cheshire Cat. Isn’t he creepily adorable?

“11 Cakes Based on Kid’s Books, Movies, and TV Shows” — Mental Floss

I came across this post on Mental Flosss website. These cakes are wonderfully done and really mirror the characters of the children’s books they are made to emulate.

Alice in Wonderland cake

The first picture here is inspire by Alice in Wonderland. It looks like a cake that you might find at the Mad Hatters’ table – colorfully done and leaning to one side. It seems as if you might go mad if you stare at it too long. I can’t imagine eating a cake like this. I would instead sit and stare at it, too afraid to touch or even cut it. I would not want to spoil the beautiful creation. The creator of this cake, Karen Portaleo, did a great job of portraying the Caterpillar. He always looks uninterested in what’s going. He’s on a huge Alice in Wonderland cake, probably made for a big party. Big deal. He doesn’t care.

Kung Fu Panda cake

This second cake is inspired by Kung Fu Panda, obviously. I wouldn’t eat this one either. It’s too realistic and I’m intimidated. This panda looks  menacing. He seems as if he would hop off the table and karate-chop me if I even think of picking up a knife to slice him. This cake was done by BCakeNY. They did a great job. If the panda didn’t look so menacing, I would think it is cute and cuddly. I would hug it and get cake all over myself.

Check out the other nine cakes here.