Reese Witherspoon Shows Off an Epic Peacock Cake

07/14/2014 at 10:14 AM ET

Reese Witherspoon's peacock cake
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We can count on Reese Witherspoon for mouthwatering Instagrams of pastries, beignets and now: cakes!

Well, just one cake — but it’s epic enough to go down in themed cake history. Because, well, look at it!

Witherspoon posted the whimsical pic on WhoSay with the caption: “It’s my first #quinceanera and don’t think I’m not eating that whole bird/cake #itsmyparty” — sounds like there may be a quinceañera scene in the movie she just finished filming in New Orleans with Sofia Vergara?

Either way, we want to get to the bottom of how this masterpiece was created. The edible feathers appear to be made from fondant, and we’re guessing the head is made from modeling chocolate. But it’s the train of faux peacock feathers that really push this dessert into “Wow!” territory.

We’d also be impressed if Witherspoon really ate the whole thing, but we’re guessing Vergara, whose love of cakes has been well-documented on Instagram, would never stand for that.

We can’t wait to see if/how this peacock makes an appearance in the film!

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Midwest Mom on

Look closer, the feathers are real!

bill on

What an adorable little phoney she is.

Chelley on

Sorry…its ugly… it’s a mess…

Peter on

What an egomaniac. Her arrest showed the true her.

Ari on

Beautiful birds were killed for this cake. She is a selfish person!

Jr on

Ever since the “do you know who I am” sh*t, I no longer have any desire to watch any movies she makes.

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