Shared Inspiration {Photos from readers}

A few years ago I discovered a photo sharing site, Flickr.  It was there I discovered some of the most talented people on the planet… artists whose medium is sugar!  I spent hundreds of hours pouring over photos from ladies like, Kylie, Sharnel (her blog), Keren, Naomi (her blog), Haniela (her blog), Kathryn (her blog), Maryann, Callye (her blog), Johnna and many others.  I studied their work, e-mailed a few questions, and spent lots of money on sugar, flour and butter, working on making treats inspired in part by my new mentors. 
This blog has given me the privilege of sharing some of the ideas and techniques that I’ve learned over the years, and many that I am still learning!  And I feel greatly humbled to be someone who can now offer a bit of inspiration to other sugar artists.
Recently a few of my readers have sent in photos of their sweet treats, inspired in part by things I’ve done.  I wanted to share their beautiful work!
This perfectly sweet dessert table (above) is from Kate in Perth, Western Australia (inspired by my Sweet Strawberry Party).

Top left– The patriotic layered Jello cup is from one of my readers, Katherine (inspired by mine HERE).
Top right– The fun hamburger cupcakes and cookie “fries” are from my friend Amy, in El Dorado Hills, California (inspired by THESE).  I love the addition of the flags, which have special Father’s Day messages.
Bottom left– The utterly delicious looking chocolate cupcakes (with princess rings!) are from Samantha, in West Virginia (using my Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting recipe).
Bottom right– The perfectly decorated and packaged volleyball cookies are again from Amy in El Dorado Hills, California (inspired by THESE). 
These incredibly photographed treats (above) are from Ana Hopkins (a professional photographer) in Spokane, Washington (inspired by THESE).

And the pretty hydrangea cupcakes (above) are from Stacy of Scrumptious Swirls (inspired by mine HERE).

If you’ve been inspired by this blog to make something pretty or yummy, I’d love to see it!  Please add the photo to the fan photos on the Glorious Treats Facebook page HERE.

Happy baking everyone!


  1. All of it looks delicious.. wish I could reach through the screen and eat it….



  2. Me again. I have to thank you for inspiring me too. I cupcaked today and whilst neither my cakes or my photography are anywhere near yours I did blog about them Its queued for tomorrows post as I tend to block post.

  3. My MIL has always told me we are only as creative as those we can steal our ideas from – and now that I have you as a friend I am feeling so much more creative for sure!

  4. Simply amazing! Very talented contributors.

  5. I am in love with the cake from the pink party- love the pink wafer border!
    Those nhyndrangeas are spectacular, I'm too afraid to attempt them myself!
    Everything here is so adorable and amazing!

  6. Oh wow. I followed you when I saw the hydrangea cupcakes. Just looked at your favourites, absloutely mezmerised, and very very inspired. Thankyou

  7. Amazing work! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration and talent. I'm off to stare at those blogs/flickr accounts!

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