I tried in my own words to describe steampunk to my husband, and I could not. Even though it is a style that I am drawn to - it is interesting, odd, kind of vintage, and for me defied description.
So I googled a definition, and after reading through several of them, I was still stumped. Isn't it strange that I can point out an example of it in a heartbeat, but for the life of me not be able to put it into words.
But, I can put it on a cookie. This is my version of an anatomical heart that has been steampunked.
I am in valentine's day mode and all.
I finally found a definition at The Clockwork Century that made sense. It is like a view of the future from the past that never happened. That got you scratching your head didn't it?
Apparently, there is quite a bit of CONTROVERSY about what qualifies as steampunk and what does not. Had no idea my icing and I were walking straight into a hornet's nest.
Hope my little cookies don't make anyone mad :)