I have always had a love affair with candy: especially chewy, fruity things like Starbursts or fruit snacks. I don't even take my vitamins unless they're the gummy kind. Maybe for this reason, I was craving sugary snacks all morning at work.
I went into the studio, picked up this basket of bottle caps and thought about what I could make with them. My head must be filled with sugar plum fairies today, because the first thought I had was about cake. The plastic water bottle caps looked like they could be the right size to make miniature doll house sized cakes. With acrylic paints, I 'frosted' them in several layers of chocolate and vanilla icing.
I picked out supplies that would be ideal for decorating mini cakes: tiny fake flowers, beads, glitter, paint and foam shapes. Translucent plastic pellets from a sun catcher craft kit were used as sprinkles on the the sides of a few cakes. The little eclairs with chocolate glaze (on the chocolate cakes) are made with leftover beads from my jewelry makeover post with some brown paint.