Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garden Cupcakes!

I know this isn't really illustration related...but it was so artsy & creative I had to share with you. My sisters and I put on a Cupcake Decoration Day for the kids...it was a blast!
Here's a million pics....

Freshly baked Devil's Food cupcakes...


Mixing the frosting.


Paper cones of frosting all ready to go!


Starting a piped-frosting flower. Step 1: Put a dot of frosting on your decorating nail.


Step 2: Put a square of parchment on your nail. (secured with that frosting.)


Step 3: Pipe a petal.


Step 4: Pipe more petals.


Step 5: Embellish.


Step 6: Embellish more if you like :~)


Here's a view of some of my roses.


I've got a whole bunch of flowers finished...and some heads of cabbage & carrots, too. Off to the freezer to harden up nicely.


Everyone working away on their cupcakes... Those cupcakes peel right off their paper backing when frozen, and only take a minute or two to thaw out.


They're looking good! (Oreo crumbles for dirt...chocolate-covered sunflower seeds for extra detail.)


Little Max gets help from Daddy. What are you two designing???


A few of our finished gardens... they didn't last too long :~)

We got this idea from this book: Hello, Cupcake! It's full of really unique ideas.... check it out!

7 comments:

Kristen Marie said...

is there anything you can't do? love them :)

Shannon MacGrogan-Ellis said...

These are beautiful! Not what I was expecting when you said the kids decorated cupcakes! Thanks for sharing these!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

yummmmmm those look awesome.

Chuck said...

Wow! That takes skill! We make elaborate gingerbread cookies every Christmas, but it's plain round piping. Your flower is amazing!

renovia said...

I have to say that is something that you can do - that I can do too!! I used to make frosting flowers all the time - it's fun! I've made roses with the marshmallow in them too.

threemoonbabies said...

so cute and fun!

Atticus said...

i loved hello cupcakes! really is full of fun cupcake ideas.