Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cartoon Cupcake Bites

Cuppie Cupcake Bites for Cakespy
If you’re up on your cupcake cartoonists, then you’ll recognize these guys right away. And, if you’re not, then let me introduce you to Cakespy’s cupcake character, L’il Cuppie in edible form. I made these cupcake bites as a thank you and sent them across the country to surprise Cakespy.

Why, you ask? Well, Cakespy and I have never met or even talked on the phone, but we have been having a sweet little battle of thank yous for a few months now. I hope I’m finally ahead. Here’s a breakdown of how it all started.

First, after stumbling across her flickr photostream and etsy store, I asked her to do these custom pieces for me. Cute, cute and cute!

I liked them so much, I made a fondant version of her cuppie character and recreated the Diet Coke drawing in this little stop-animation video as a thank you.

Then, she surprised me with a super cute Barbarella-inspired movie poster drawing.

Then, I did… I did…nothing.

Thanks Cakespy
Then, she got me again. She sent me this awesome drawing for winning the first Iron Cupcake Earth Challenge. It just cracks me up. It’s of me when I was on Martha Stewart earlier this year. Cakespy is one of the prize donors for Iron Cupcake, but I didn’t expect anything custom for winning.

Obviously, I couldn’t let this go unnoticed. So, I broke out the Kitchenaid and got ready for battle.

Now, once again… Thank you Cakespy!!!

L'il Cuppie

Update: Before I could even get this post up, Cakespy had already beat me to the punch again. What’s a girl gotta do to get ahead. Check it out.

P.S. Here’s how to make Cupcake Bites. This time, I tinted white candy coating gray for the bottoms. If you try to tint your candy, make sure you are using food coloring that does not contain water. Here’s some Candy Food Coloring that works.

j said...

They’re so adorable I can’t stand it!

October 1, 2008 01:40 AM
Mrs. K said...

you are SO talented!

October 1, 2008 01:45 AM
Julie said...

I LOVE THE VIDEO!! I think this is one of my favorite posts of all time so far. And I think you should make more stop motion videos! :-) love it.

October 1, 2008 01:53 AM
Cakespy said...

When I opened the box of Cuppie truffles, I squealed and scared my guinea pig!!! Not only am I completely delighted and honored to have received such a special gift–but I’m also amazed by how dangerously delicious and moist these l’il truffles are! One might think it would be difficult to eat one’s own character, but you know, after the first bite it wasn’t so hard at all. ;-)

Bakerella, you truly make the world a sweeter place and I’ve never had a more fun war of the thank yous!!

October 1, 2008 01:56 AM
Lil Missy said...

oh so stinkin cute!

October 1, 2008 02:20 AM
mommy2twindaughters said...

So, when are you going to start selling these things? I don’t have time to be creative but they are SO adorable!

October 1, 2008 02:25 AM
Cheryl said...

I said this on cakespy’s blog and I’ll say it here too…you two are the cutest! I’m loving watching the adorableness (is that a word?)!

October 1, 2008 02:37 AM
Bridget said...

You guys are too fun!!! That Martha drawing is the best…I love it! And the cupcake bites, of course, are adorable!

Curious…How did you package them to mail?

October 1, 2008 02:42 AM
landa said...

These are the most adorable things I have ever seen.

October 1, 2008 02:56 AM
puglyfeet said...

You are good. Hella good.

October 1, 2008 03:00 AM
Stephanie said...

They’re so cute! I’m glad you put that video up again in this post. I loved it the first time around, and I loved it again this time!

October 1, 2008 03:10 AM
Bakerella said...

j – thanks!

Mrs. K – just trying to have fun.

Julie – thanks. it was fun to make, just time consuming.

Cakespy – I wish I could have seen your face when you opened them. I hope your guinea pig isn’t jealous of all those cute cuppies. And if you don’t want to eat them at one time, they’ll stay moist for a while.

Lil Missy – you said it!

mommy2twindaughters – thanks.

Cheryl – adorableness. yes, fantabulous word.

Bridget – In small boxes with bubble wrap and tissue.

landa – thanks

puglyfeet – why thanks!

Stephanie – yeah, this gave me a reason to look at it again. Still makes me smile.

October 1, 2008 03:24 AM
~Holly said...

How funny!! Those are too cute!!

October 1, 2008 03:36 AM
Elizabeth said...

Those are so cute! I love your happy thank you war! :)

October 1, 2008 03:45 AM
kira said...

omg those are toooooo CUTE!!! :) such talent!

October 1, 2008 03:53 AM
Brook said...

So cute! the drawings are so fun!

October 1, 2008 04:27 AM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

Love these! What an adorable “thank you”

October 1, 2008 05:34 AM
Halley said...

oh my god! they look soooo cute!!!

October 1, 2008 07:57 AM
Clumbsy Cookie said...

You two girls are the best!

October 1, 2008 08:56 AM
morgana said...

They all are so lovely… I really enjoyed your first video but this li’l cuppies are just incredible.

October 1, 2008 10:15 AM
Milwaukee Cupcake Queen said...

outstanding battle of love.

October 1, 2008 10:44 AM
jennie w. said...

How did you do their cheeks and expressions? So adorable.

October 1, 2008 11:27 AM
sara angel said...

Omg way too cute…cute overload…oh goodness…

October 1, 2008 11:41 AM

Hi Bakerella, very cute!!! i would like to know the brand of the candy melts you use, because i bought some from Melt and Mold and didnt melted as yours, i mean when i tried to dip something is sticky, not runny, i put it in the micro more time but stayed the same, is like the consistency of peanut butter…

October 1, 2008 11:45 AM
Tara said...

These are too cute!! I love your blog. It has some of the most innovative and special deserts. I think I gained five pounds just reading your blog.

October 1, 2008 11:56 AM
Katie said...

Just saw these on Cakespy’s site. OMGOSH! WAYYYYYY too awesome! I LOVE it! You totally got cuppie perfectly! :)

October 1, 2008 11:58 AM
Patricia Scarpin said...

These are much too adorable!
you two are so talented, girls!

October 1, 2008 12:58 PM
Julie L said...

Oh how cute are these!! I am going to try your recipe…I’ll let you know how it goes. BTW, the diet coke video is awesome!!!!

October 1, 2008 01:27 PM
TCMama said...

I’ve showed your site to everyone that visits my house!
Have you ever found any melts that don’t have partially hydrogenated oils in them?

Can’t wait to see what you do next!

October 1, 2008 01:44 PM
Amylouwho said...

I love watching two of my favorite baking blogs fight it out cupcake style!

October 1, 2008 02:04 PM
Jaina said...

Those are wonderful! If only all battles could be cupcake battles.

October 1, 2008 03:46 PM
Anonymous said...

You are both very clever and so creative. Those bites are adorable I love the various exspressions what a hoot fun, fun, fun. Thank you for always sharing with us.

Debbie/Phx AZ

October 1, 2008 03:59 PM
Dawn in CA said...

You really do have a gift — these are SO flipping cute! Even if I never make the adorable items on your site, it sure is fun to see your posts and dream about (maybe) trying. :)

October 1, 2008 05:02 PM
Atticelf said...

ROFL here…the video was fantastic (where DO you find the time????) and Cakespy is obviously deserving. I’m looking forward to seeing how The War progresses… :)

October 1, 2008 05:28 PM
Lisa Smiley said...

OMG! Those are soooo adorable! I love it! How did you get that bottom so pure white? Sooo cute! She must have just been in awe when she opened the package!

I am so looking forward to your Halloween themed bites! Will you make and post them soon so we can start planning for our parties and gifts? I have some ideas, but something tells me you will do better. I had a request to make them look like bloody eyeballs.. that should be fun :)

You are just amazing!

October 1, 2008 05:52 PM
Cassidy Dawn said...

so freakin cute!

October 1, 2008 06:15 PM
pixiepine said...

Oh my goodness I love your blog!!!

October 1, 2008 06:30 PM
Donna said...

oh my! this is the kind of friendly one-upping stuff I like! too funny, your fondant cuppies are awesome!

October 1, 2008 06:38 PM
Mrs. Cupcake said...

Bravo, Bakerella!! Your creativity is so inspiring!

October 1, 2008 07:04 PM
Amy O said...

Adorable… and what a fun battle to be embroiled it! Kudos to both of you!

October 1, 2008 07:18 PM
Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

where do you find the time? honestly! You are amazing and it’s so fun to have these little e-friendships!

October 1, 2008 07:25 PM
Kati said...

That is absolutely amazing! I think Cakespy has finally met her match.

October 1, 2008 08:03 PM
Anali said...

These are so cute! I hope the two of you get to meet soon!

October 1, 2008 08:37 PM
Liz Davis said...

Wow! What love, what devotion, what blog stalking capabilities. Talk about being of the same thankful mind!

October 1, 2008 09:29 PM
sharyl said...

i’m all for world peace but thank you wars are the bestest! and to think you guys havent even met! maybe you guys should meet one day. we’d love to see that on blogger!

October 1, 2008 10:20 PM
Tiffany said...

Those are so cute! I have a question though, how did you package them to ship them? I’m planning on mailing some cake balls and I’m trying to figure out the best way to package them so they don’t melt or get smushed.

October 1, 2008 10:28 PM
Sally said...

Hi, just wondering, what font did you use for the text ‘Cakespy’s Lil Cuppie Cupcake Bites’? Thanks!

contact me here: pigpiggywig@hotmail.com

October 1, 2008 11:35 PM
Sue Sparks said...

Your cutest EVER!!! :)

October 1, 2008 11:46 PM
Kapu said...

I’m finally back from Hawaii attending my brothers wedding. The cupcake bites were a huge success and everyone loved them and are still talking about them. I made 350 bites and not one was left over. guest at the wedding were asking other guest if they didn’t want their favor because they wanted it. My sister-in-law is still emailing me about how much everyone loved the favors. I didn’t take a picture of all 350 but I did get a picture of one that made it home the next day but was soon eaten after the photo shoot. Mahalo (thank you in hawaiian) again for an amazing idea. You rock!!!!!

October 1, 2008 11:58 PM
Girlfrog said...

This post and cakespy’s post really made me smile. Thank goodness that you care enough to take the time to do such fun and cute things!

October 2, 2008 12:22 AM
Bakerella said...

~Holly – thanks

Elizabeth – it's a good way to fight.

kira – thanks

Brook – cakespy's expressions are pretty cute.

My Sweet & Saucy – glad you like it.

Halley – thanks soooo much

Clumbsy Cookie – we're just having fun.

morgana – thanks again morgana

Milwaukee Cupcake Queen – thanks

jennie w. – I used an edible ink pen

sara angel – I agree

LAS DELICIAS DEL BUEN VIVIR add a few paramount crystals or a couple of drops of veg oil. That will help thin it out if it get's too thick. But just for reference, mine's not really that runny. It can be pretty thick. I just do a lot of tapping to get the excess to fall off.

Tara – watch out because you know the holdays are coming.

Katie – thanks

Patricia Scarpin – Cakespy's great don't you think.

Julie L – thanks. it was a lot of work.

TCMama – sorry, don't have an answer for that one.

Amylouwho – thanks! and, your book is on its way.

Jaina – Totally!

Anonymous – You are most welcome.

Dawn in CA – well, I hope I can keep you entertained then.

Atticelf – glad you like the video.
And time? what's that. Doesn't register.

Lisa Smiley – the bottoms are actually gray. I tinted white candy melts.

Check back next week. I think you'll be happy with what I have for Halloween.

Cassidy Dawn – thanks!

pixiepine – YAY!!!!!

Donna – thanks

Mrs. Cupcake – And a little entertaining, too I hope.

Amy O – thanks

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth – it's difficult, I must say.

Kati – I don't know. She's on top of her game for sure.

Anali – that would be fun.

Liz Davis – we both thank you!

sharyl – I think I should go on a cake walk with her. Those look like fun.

Tiffany – however, you end up packaging them, they shouldn't have any extra room to move around in any direction in the box you use. Then, put your packaged boxes in a bigger box wrapped in bubble wrap and peanuts to be safe. Also, I have only ever used Overnight Delivery, so I don't know how they would do in reg mail.

Sally – ok

Sue Sparks – Why thanks

Kapu That's fantastic. I'm so glad it worked out for you. Wish you had a pic. 350 is A LOT!!!!

Girlfrog – That's why. I like people to smile.

October 2, 2008 12:40 AM
Skeeto said...

It is wonderful to be a witness to such creative genius!
Thanks to both Bakerella and Cakespy for letting us in on the fun!

October 2, 2008 12:48 AM
Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

oh how cute!

October 2, 2008 02:20 AM
Michelle said...

what a fun battle! now, for some odd reason, I want a cupcake! :P

October 2, 2008 03:03 AM
cookemila said...

preciosisimos que talento…

so very cute…xoxo

October 2, 2008 06:44 AM
Y said...

Those are seriously too cute! I love cakespy’s little cupcake character!

October 2, 2008 07:59 AM
Chantelle said...

You bake (brilliantly!).

You make neat little videos.

Waaahhhh… you got my (and a whole lot more) share of talent! :P

Thanks for sharing.

Let’s hope this ‘war’ continues! x

October 2, 2008 10:47 AM
made sweet said...

TOO CUTE! love it.

October 2, 2008 03:44 PM
Susan said...

i wish i were having a thank you war with you!!! :O)

oh my!!! these are so wonderful! i am so jealous of your talents in the kitchen! keep it up. you are so inspiring.

cupcake wishes – susan

October 2, 2008 04:25 PM
craft pig said...

Bakerella, you and Cakespy are AMAZING!

Don’t ever stop!

October 2, 2008 05:30 PM
matushka4 said...

These are so cute! I just tried your cupcake pops at our church bake sale this past weekend and they went over great. Everyone loved them. I was wondering if you ever though of doing them like the chocolate dipped dipped strawberries for weddings? I don’t have a wedding coming up and figure why not let the expert go first. Anyhow just an idea. I luv your site.


October 2, 2008 07:25 PM
Bakerella said...

Skeeto – no problem.

Cathy Santarsiero, “The Christmas Corgi” – thanks

Michelle – You know, I think I do too!

cookemila – gracias?

Blogger Y – Yeah, she’s got a cutie on her hands.

Chantelle – I hope does.

made sweet – thanks!

Susan – that’s really sweet of you to say.

craft pig – I don’t know. It’s hard to keep up with her.

matushka4 – I have. Especially with the strawberry oreos i still have. Maybe soon.

October 3, 2008 12:17 AM
hawsfam said...

I made “Jack Skellington” pops from the Nightmare Before Christmas. They aren’t as good as yours, but I think it’s pretty good for a 2nd try. If you want to see a picture you can go to http://www.hawsdefinition.blogspot.com

October 3, 2008 02:03 AM
The Sugar Fairy said...

I absolutely love them! So Cute :)

I’ve just finished making some Cupcake Bites. I didn’t have a mould or a cookie cutter so I used mini cupcake cases in mini cupcake pans. I’ve put them up on my post if your interested. Believe me, they aren’t as good as yours :(

October 3, 2008 04:05 AM
Terasita said...

A cap designed just for you and Cakespy!

link to tinyurl.com

October 3, 2008 03:16 PM
We Are Not Martha said...

omg, I LOVE that print of you on the Martha show. I hope you framed that :)

And your cupcake bites are adorable!

October 3, 2008 04:46 PM
Tina said...

So cute! I love these!

October 3, 2008 05:39 PM
Moody Family said...

These are too cute!! I just watched your Martha with the cupcake pops and talk about easy and cute! I thought for sure it was going to be difficult. Thanks so much for a great idea!

October 3, 2008 08:41 PM
Anonymous said...

Ok, I tried it, but don’t know how to send you my photo. Mine aren’t nearly as cute as yours, I guess I need to practice more!

October 3, 2008 09:17 PM
Chrissy said...

So cute – what is the trick to the smoothness of the cupcake top. I look forward to your newsletters. Always something fun.

October 4, 2008 12:18 PM
Dana said...

Too cute!!

October 4, 2008 01:32 PM
The Bullknitter said...

Dear Bakerella, I have given you the “I Love Your Blog Award” check it out at link to jebaines.blogspot.com

October 5, 2008 05:21 AM
RecipeGirl said...

So cute. I especially loved the stop animation video. That was so nice of you (and Fun, I’ll bet) to put that together! You guys make a great team :)

October 5, 2008 04:15 PM
BaL said...

This is the first time I visit your blog and it’s simply charming at a glance!

Wonderful :)

Cheers from Istanbul,

October 5, 2008 06:45 PM
Bakerella said...

hawsfam – I saw them. Good job.

The Sugar Fairy – Hope you had fun making them.

Terasita – that is too cute!

We Are Not Martha – actually, she
sent it in a frame. Even better!

Tina- thanks!

Moody Family – you are welcome!

Anonymous – it gets easier each time.

Chrissy – practice.

Dana – thanks!

The Bullknitter – thanks a bunch!

RecipeGirl – glad you like it.

BaL – Well, Hi there Banu in Istanbul!

October 5, 2008 11:07 PM
Stacey said...

I adore cakespy! and lil’ cuppie!
very cute to see you too share “cuteness”

October 6, 2008 12:36 AM
Sara said...

These are so cute!! How creative!

October 6, 2008 03:52 AM
Mona said...

They look just like cuppie! How cute!

October 13, 2008 09:19 PM
Bakerella said...

Stacey – me too! me too!

Sara – thank you!

Mona – thanks. I really tried to capture him.

October 16, 2008 03:39 AM
Bar-b said...

How do I order this. I need them.

March 10, 2009 08:48 PM
Jessica said...

Go Bakerella! You save the Universe…

March 30, 2009 07:05 PM
SPRA said...

These are so cute! I can’t wait to make them with my friends!

xoxo Fairy Narina Land

ps: check out my blog , comment or follow me!

October 29, 2009 03:13 AM
andi said...

I LOVE THESE SOOOO MUCH! THE’RE SOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 00

November 10, 2009 09:35 PM
andi said...

I will post these on Face Book right now.

November 10, 2009 09:37 PM
Ashley said...

So sunday is my daughters 2nd birthday and i decided that i was going to make a castle cake….. after i saw these little guuys i decided i’m going to make little cupcake bite people to go in the castle cake. i’m really excited and i will have to show pics somehow. :)

December 10, 2009 09:53 AM
Mrs. Kolca said...

it is my dream to make very delicious cakes for my hubby and baby.. thanks bakerella.. i think you will help me with my dream with your yummy recipes :D

February 26, 2010 03:29 AM
Maggie said...

hahaha so adorable.

April 5, 2010 02:25 PM
asha said...

Hello…. Im from Malaysia…
can you inform me how to make the bottom of Lil Cuppie @ cakespy?
Can you send to my email? please………..

April 23, 2010 04:40 AM
asha said...


April 23, 2010 04:42 AM
Monica said...

I love your website. I would like to knon what font did you use for the text ‘Cakespy’s Lil Cuppie Cupcake Bites’? Thanks!

contact me here: ishar20@yahoo.es

Gracias ;-)

April 28, 2010 01:35 PM
melissa said...

very very cute and clever

May 6, 2010 03:08 PM
Margo said...

SO adorable and such a fun story of your back and forths w. the baking and drawings! :)

May 11, 2010 09:34 AM
Haley C said...

I just made these and they are adorable! I used the Wilton edible markers and they don’t work very well. I guess I need to invest in the marker you use! You and Cakespy are my favorites!

May 30, 2010 06:41 PM
sabrina said...

wow i love these little cupcake bites! they are super delicous and there soo cute! I just love to plop them in my mouth and eat them up. I made them for my neighbor and her and her little kids loved them. There super easy to make and there really fun. Thxx Bakerella! :)

July 7, 2010 07:21 PM
JK said...

oh god..! that’s so cute! I can’t bite them cuz they’re smiling!! :) kkk. I really want make them and give someone:)

July 9, 2010 10:53 AM
Sara said...

How did you make the little rosey cheeks?

July 12, 2010 12:59 PM
william said...

there so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 14, 2010 08:22 AM
Kevin said...

Bakerella I am in awe of your creative uses of cake and candy etc. simply amazing, I love this site…Kevin

July 23, 2010 09:38 AM
Hannie said...

Those look nice.
In fact, very nice.

August 19, 2010 12:56 AM
Hannie said...

Did I say nice?
I mean, Amazing.
If I liked capitalizing my letters,
Amazing would be a word.
But, unfortunately, I don’t.
And all your stuff is amazing.
And cute.
To bad I love baking but fear ovens.
Thanks for brightening up my day.

August 19, 2010 01:01 AM
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