Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Comic Cupcakes

Comic Cupcakes

These cupcakes were inspired by a cool tool I found recently. An edible ink pen. At first, I didn’t know how I would use it. But, when I came across some old Garfield books of mine, I knew exactly how I would try it out. I used to draw this cat a lot as a kid, so I thought it would be fitting to now try him out in fondant. And this pen worked perfectly for his signature stripes. I even sent Jim Davis (Garfield’s creator) a letter and some drawings when I was younger and he was kind enough to respond. I guess you could say that he inspired me back in the day.

Stuff I used:
Americolor Gourmet Writing Pens
Satin Ice Fondant
Wilton Rolled Fondant (another brand I’ve used)
Wilton Icing Colors
And, cupcakes and frosting, of course

Garfield Cupcakes

Garfield Fondant Colors

Garfield Cupcakes

Garfield Books

Oh yeah, Garfield turns 30 this June!

Garfield Cupcakes

alice said...

wow, those are amazing. you are so talented! =) they look exactly like they walked right out of the comic books.

April 23, 2008 04:23 AM
justJENN said...

Whoa. Fantastic fondant job!

April 23, 2008 04:23 AM
Nanette said...

I think my head exploded from your awesomeness!!!

April 23, 2008 04:28 AM
nicole green said...

seriously could those be anymore perfect!? :) you are SO talented!

April 23, 2008 04:29 AM
Lisa Thibault said...

These are so cute. It brings back memories of reading Garfield comics when I was a kid. Too cute to eat!

April 23, 2008 04:51 AM
puglyfeet said...

You’re hella good!

April 23, 2008 05:28 AM
KWF said...

OMG! Garfield! Is Garfield walking out of my screen? I must be seeing things!

April 23, 2008 05:31 AM
Tres Chic Boutique said...

Those are so awesome!!! I love Garfield, he is the best!

April 23, 2008 05:54 AM
Jane said...

So much fun! I was also a huge Garfield fan. My piano teacher had all the books in her waiting room. I have some of those edible ink pens and love them for details on my Christmas cookies. Love your blog! Tomorrow I am going to try the Martha cupcake pops.

April 23, 2008 05:54 AM
Adrienne said...

So I always check regularly and wonder “what will she come up with next?” Thanks for always being so entertaining. GARFIELD is simply a throwback to a great childhood for me, you rock! AND, I haven’t had TV for about 4 years, just knowing I was going to miss you on Martha Stewart about broke the yoke for me. Thank heavens for the video on the website, you are the best great job! Lastly thanks for the camera tips previously. I’m sending my wishlist to not only my husband and my family but about everyone I know slightly hinting what I want for my birthday. You are inspiring in your baking, photography, design, artistry and composition. WOW.

April 23, 2008 06:18 AM
Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fantastic job!!!!

April 23, 2008 06:30 AM
12 said...

These are fantastic and so creative! It would be a shame to eat them . . . :)

April 23, 2008 06:53 AM
Bree said...

I LOVE THESE! You are wonderful!

April 23, 2008 06:58 AM
morgana said...

OMG. These are the funniest cupcakes I’ve ever seen!

You’re the best. ;-)

April 23, 2008 06:59 AM
Mika said...

These are so perfect…

April 23, 2008 07:45 AM
cookemila said...

Se que no me vas a entender en español pero FANTASTIC…..

April 23, 2008 08:22 AM
Marija said...

They are gorgeous! You are so talented!

April 23, 2008 09:11 AM
Dee said...

These cupcakes are too cool. They look texaco like the Garfield cartoon characters. Good job Angie! I will be attempting this, tho’ I am not very artistic.

April 23, 2008 10:26 AM
Heather said...

Wow! I am absolutely blown away by you and your creativity! You keep us all guessing what will you come up with next???

April 23, 2008 10:50 AM
landa said...

You are so talented. Very nice. You’re making me want to try something now. LOL!

April 23, 2008 11:30 AM
Mcwhisky said...

The art of baking. A great inspiration, I should say!

April 23, 2008 11:44 AM
Ginny said...

wonderful! I love them!

April 23, 2008 12:06 PM
Bridget said...

These are so cute! You really captured the characters! I love those AmeriColor pens!

I loved Garfield as a girl and now my son reads them. :) Good ol’ Garfield!

April 23, 2008 12:10 PM
Megret said...

Oh, my goodness! These truly are too pretty to eat. If you can capture the Peanuts characters on a cupcake, I bet my 3-1/2 year old son would find a way to buy them from you!! :0)

April 23, 2008 01:03 PM
Shealynn Benner said...

These ARE amazing!!! I LOVE them!

April 23, 2008 01:26 PM
Patricia Scarpin said...

You are so talented! These are absolutely perfect. You’ll be on Martha again soon! :)

April 23, 2008 01:32 PM
Missy said...

Oh wow these are too cute for words. I was the biggest Garfield fan when I was a kid so these are extra cute to me! So unexpected and so fun!

April 23, 2008 01:48 PM
supermom said...


April 23, 2008 02:53 PM
Handi Dandi Mandi said...

oh my god! I love Nermel!

April 23, 2008 03:47 PM
Sarah said...

I love Garfield (who doesn’t?). I think I had Garfield Takes the Cake as a kid, too. Your cupcakes look amazing, as always!
I’ll have to try out those pens–my husband would love to try them out on some cakes.

April 23, 2008 04:00 PM
Mini said...

This is fabulous!!!!!!!! I need theses pens!!! :P

April 23, 2008 04:17 PM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

Those turned out PERFECT!!! Great job Bakerella!

April 23, 2008 04:24 PM
BellaLovesPink said...

These are great! I’m a big fan of the americolor food writer pens too!!

April 23, 2008 04:39 PM
Julia said...

WOW! I can’t believe you got a letter from Jim Davis!!! That’s really cool. I had a garfield lock for my locker in 6th grade and Eric Dobbins stole it! Can you believe he did that?!?!?!?!

These cupcakes are waaaaayyyy toooooo good!!! You are so talented! Are you going to eat them? I think you should have them gold plated.

Aren’t you so glad LOST is coming back on tomorrow? I’ve been having withdrawals!

April 23, 2008 06:53 PM
michelle @ TNS said...

holy crap! if i hadn’t seen them on tastespotting, i would never have guessed they were edible!

April 23, 2008 07:48 PM
Celine said...

so impressive I can’t even come up with a comment!

April 23, 2008 07:54 PM
The sweetest thing... said...

qzktqdNot that it needs to be said, but you are ridiculously talented. I’m currently obsessed with your cupcakes on a stick. I plan to try them very soon, but this novice baker has a lot to learn before she can consider herself a true baking diva like you. Wishing you the best.

Stay Sweet;)

April 23, 2008 08:16 PM
chelley325 said...

These are amazing! You are SO SO SO talented!

April 23, 2008 08:18 PM
Dawn S. said...

I need these for My Birthday! I also turn 30 June 19th. So, of course, I have a garfield obsession.

April 23, 2008 08:27 PM
Meimi said...

Those are so cute!! I love that you included Nermal and Pookie!

April 23, 2008 08:41 PM
Rhyleysgranny said...

I am so impressed. They are lovely

April 23, 2008 09:00 PM
Lori said...

Wow! I am at a loss for great adjectives because these are so incredibly amazing. You are very talented.

April 23, 2008 09:41 PM
scorps2178 said...

You really are amazing!!

April 23, 2008 09:48 PM
Anonymous said...

wow, i’m obsessed.

April 23, 2008 09:58 PM
Delaina said...

Absolutely amazing – I can’t wait for your next creation!

April 23, 2008 10:12 PM
Vicarious Foodie said...

I love Garfield–these cupcakes look so much like the cartoon characters. Great job!

April 23, 2008 10:58 PM
whit_garrett said...

those are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen in my life. I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for all the creative ideas :)

April 23, 2008 11:02 PM
Tracey in WA said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have those pens too and have nto used them yet … thanks for the inspiration!!! Can I ask a dumb question, what do you use the satin fondant for? Is it different fromt he rolled?

April 23, 2008 11:38 PM
HoneyB said...

What cool cupcakes! I have never used fondant before, but seeing so many people using it since I started blogging, makes me want to try! (and I probably will!)

April 24, 2008 01:00 AM
the southern hostess said...

These are incredible! What great work!

April 24, 2008 01:11 AM
BeachMama said...

Fabulous cupcakes. I wish I had had that marker for my son’s cake sale back in March. I used black icing with a fine tip, not quite as neat. There is always next year :)

April 24, 2008 01:23 AM
Chuck said...

Get out … are you serious? Did you make those cupcakes? I am amazed!!! Wow … you are good!! You blew me away!


April 24, 2008 01:51 AM
emilée said...

adorable! ive been dying to work with fondant, but then i heard it tasted awful, satin ice seems to be everyones pick though, guess i need to get some!

April 24, 2008 02:08 AM
ServesYouRight said...

You are a genius!!

April 24, 2008 02:10 AM
DolceDeLuca said...

WOW!!! these are so great! I LOVE Garfield and you have all the characters spot on with these adorable cuppies! You have some serious talent, no wonder Martha wanted to have you on her show!

April 24, 2008 02:16 AM
Cindy. Lo. said...

What an artwork!

April 24, 2008 02:17 AM
Bakerella said...

Wow! Thanks for all of the great comments. I am really happy that you guys liked Garfield and the gang. They were fun to make and those pens definitely make me want to try some other comics out. I only have the black pen so far, but I think I’ll be getting the set.

For those that showed interest in the fondant, Satin Ice is basically just another brand. It comes in a tub. I’ve used it a few times now and really like it. And don’t let fondant intimidate you. It’s actually a lot of fun to work with and worth trying out. I will say though that it’s nothing like the taste of yummy buttercream, but all you have to do is put a good layer of frosting underneath the fondant to compensate.

April 24, 2008 02:24 AM
Future Envy of the PTA said...

These are so adorable and impressive!!!

April 24, 2008 01:09 PM
Tarah said...

Those are so adorable! You are extremely talented!

April 24, 2008 01:39 PM
Cakespy said...

The letter just made my heart ache! I have a letter from Roald Dahl that is a treasure to me!!

But I digress. Garfield was one of my ABSOLUTE Favorites! I think that it would have to be a pretty awesome lasagne (it’s Garfield after all!) to earn a spot as main dish before these babies! :-)

April 24, 2008 02:41 PM
Suzyhomemaker said...

Oh wow! Those are incredible! I’ve been thinking about getting some gourmet writing pens for cookies and such, never really thought about cupcakes!

April 24, 2008 03:43 PM
Candi Tardio said...

these have got to be the cutest cupcakes ;)

April 24, 2008 07:00 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks Future Envy of the PTA and Tarah

Cakespy – it seems we are a duo.
That’s pretty awesome.

Suzyhomemaker – oooh , maybe I’ll try it out on cookies, too.

Candi Tardio – why, thanks!

April 24, 2008 11:34 PM
Sandy said...

Hello, I visit your blog often but don’t leave a comment because there are so many posted already. I had to comment on this post though because I still kept my ‘Garfield Takes the Cake” comic book and my 6 year old reads it every night before bed. I love your character cupcakes! Congrats on your Martha S. appearance!

April 25, 2008 03:53 AM
Debbie M said...

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I am totally blown away!!! You are AMAZING!!!
I have just come across your blog while blog surfing and I am in awe!

Debbie M

April 25, 2008 08:47 AM


April 25, 2008 09:11 AM
CatHerder said...

omg I LOVE THEM!!!!!!

April 25, 2008 01:28 PM
Book Hog said...

Those are amazing!! They are almost too cute to eat – except I can *always* eat a cupcake. Can’t wait to see what else you’ll come up with.

April 25, 2008 04:15 PM
knotology said...

I just found your blog today and wanted to say thank you! I love it and can’t wait to read through the archives, your baking is inspiring! Have added you to my blogroll so I can keep up with everything. Congrats on the Martha show!!

April 25, 2008 08:10 PM
Susan from Food Blogga said...

I used to love Garfield when I was a kid! I even had those puffy stickers on my notebooks. The likeness on your cupcakes is phenomenal!

April 25, 2008 10:54 PM
maybe strawberry said...

wow!!! they look exactly like the characters. you are good!!!

April 25, 2008 11:23 PM
xoxoTori said...

Those look fantastic! They are too cute too eat! I wish I was that talented!

April 26, 2008 12:43 AM
Tartelette said...

You are so talented it hurts…in a good way!

April 26, 2008 02:54 PM
Bakerette said...

I love coming to your blog and finding something new and exciting. I will add you to my favs on my blog if that is ok with you :)

April 26, 2008 04:42 PM
Shanae said...

These are simply awesome!

April 26, 2008 09:19 PM
sterling said...

those are astounding…but then again, it seems most of your creations are!

April 27, 2008 04:21 AM
Vägen från 137kilo said...

WOW! That just braught me right back to my childhood! Amazing work!

April 27, 2008 05:52 PM
Bakerella said...

Sandy – Garfield’s still got it.

Debbie M – thank you!

VEGAN TICKLES – thanks!!!!!

CatHerder – I’m glad. thanks.

Book Hog – me too.

knotology – you are welcome.

Susan from Food Blogga and maybe strawberry – I’m glad they came out so good.

xoxoTori – you’re too nice. thanks.

Tartelette – that’s a great compliment coming from you.

Bakerette – sure and cute name, too.

Shanae – simply thanks!

sterling – thanks for the compliment.

Vägen från 137kilo – Yay – I was hoping people would like them.

April 27, 2008 10:47 PM
Janna said...

Those are AWESOME! I am SO very impressed! Do you enjoy working with fondant and gumpaste? I have yet to experiment with either…

April 28, 2008 06:22 PM
Melanie said...

Holy moly! The care you put int these are mind boggling, but it shows! I wish I had your patience … and creativity!

April 29, 2008 12:58 AM
Bakerella said...

Janna – I do like working with it. It’s easier than you would think.

Melanie – thanks!

April 29, 2008 03:07 AM
Lee said...

Your blog is so great! I love those cupcakes, and the letter from Jim Davis was so cute.

April 29, 2008 12:53 PM
Anonymous said...


April 29, 2008 03:27 PM
Richelle said...

These are so cute! And they look so professional, you should do a book! Then you can be on Martha again!

Where did you get those cute red cupcake holders?

April 29, 2008 04:07 PM
Mrs. Cupcake said...

did you freehand cut these? Or do you have cutters for all this?? WOW! I think it’s time you wrote a book!

April 29, 2008 05:52 PM
Jo said...

They are so cool! I love them!

April 29, 2008 08:28 PM
Bakerella said...

Lee – Thanks. I actually have another one too. I was a fan.

Anonymous – OK. I’LL TRY & THANKS!

Richelle – I found the cupcake liners at:
link to

Mrs. Cupcake – I got creative by using portions of cutters for Garfield’s mouth and the eyes were made from the large opening of an icing decorator tip that I reshaped after cutting to get them all the same size.

Jo – thanks!

April 30, 2008 02:53 AM
Jess said...

Those are so A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!! WOW!!! Each new creation is even better than the previous one!! I was also a huge fan of Garfield as a child … your pictures of those old books brought back good memories. And how COOL that you got a letter from Jim Davis! He would be very proud of your cupcakes. You are awesome!!! :)

May 1, 2008 03:54 AM
kim said...

Bakerella, you are awesome! I work for jim Davis, the Garfield cartoonist at Paws, Inc., headquartered in Muncie, Indiana. I just shared the link to your CupCake page and your Blog with Jim and he said, “very cool!” All of us at Paws just flipped over your beautiful creation! Can I put a news story on

It was also fun reading about your history with Garfield. We would love to have a new generation of Garfield kids who enjoy the comic strip and cartoon shows — I bet if they each had one of your cupcakes they’d be fans for life.

Can you get back to me?

May 1, 2008 02:54 PM
Melissa Koehler said...

Wow, what gorgeous cupcakes!

May 2, 2008 03:26 AM
Bakerella said...

Jess – it was super cool.

But not as cool as what I just read in the next comment.

Kim – I SURE WILL. I’m so excited. I emailed you already!

melissa – thanks!

May 2, 2008 03:34 AM
Jess said...

OMG!!!! How cool that Kim from Paws, Inc. contacted you! I can’t believe that you’re going to be on!!! You are amazing!!! :)

May 2, 2008 05:12 AM
Bakerella said...

Jess – I know. How cool is that. And it’s already on

link to

May 2, 2008 02:47 PM
Anonymous said...

Great blog!

May 3, 2008 12:03 AM
Anonymous said...


May 3, 2008 12:17 AM
Anonymous said...

You are the best! Congratulations on!

May 3, 2008 12:36 AM
SimplePleasures said...

wow these are really cool looks so awesome I’m in awe

May 11, 2008 06:39 AM
Anitha said...

Very pretty & cute :-)

May 14, 2008 12:18 PM
motupikogirl said...

WOW!!!!! i want that for my bday
i have the same bday as garfield

May 16, 2008 06:23 AM
Cindy said...

So adorable!! Brings back the childhood memory :)

June 6, 2008 04:54 PM
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