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.

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