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

Bakerella said...

Anonymous – Great blog!

Anonymous – thank you for saying so. Anonymous said…

SimplePleasures – glad you like them

Anitha – why thanks!

motupikogirl – Well HB in July then!

Cindy – Yeah, it brought a lot of memories back for me too.

June 7, 2008 01:02 AM
Maggie said...

Wow, you replicated Garfield perfectly! I have those edible pens and have yet to use them (after having them a year or so). I might have to try this. I love Garfield.

June 30, 2008 02:02 PM
Anonymous said...

wow. that is AWESOME!!!!!!

July 2, 2008 11:45 AM
Bakerella said...

maggie – use them. they’re fun! I just need to get them in some other colors.

anonymous – thanks!

July 3, 2008 12:41 AM
bjanem said...

These are unbelievable! I too am a Garfield fan and I bet you made Jim Davis proud! Love your site.

July 10, 2008 09:59 PM
Bakerella said...

bjanem – Thanks my fellow feline fan.

July 11, 2008 04:10 PM
cats claw said...

cool!!! seriously! they all look awesome!!!

August 13, 2008 07:12 PM
Anonymous said...

Perfect!! loved the puffy lips on the pink one =)

September 20, 2008 06:06 PM
Hilda said...

Really fantastic…
I could live in your kitchen.
Congratulations for the marvellous blog and for the sweet-little-lady helping you.
Kisses from Spain and excuse my bad english, please.

November 9, 2008 04:03 PM
Bakerella said...

cats claw – thanks!

Anonymous – That’s Arlene.

Hilda – thanks and your english looks good to me.

November 11, 2008 04:47 AM
Anonymous said...

Someone on Facebook has posted a copy of the first picture in this series as their own work.

just thought someone should know.

February 18, 2009 02:03 AM
hewantsmylastname said...

my husband is a huge jim davis fan, he also has a signed photo from him. I showed him these and he thought they were amazing.

July 19, 2009 02:51 AM
Anonymous said...

anybody has a easy recipe for rolled fondant.. not mm plsssssss help

November 11, 2009 04:02 PM
iBake said...

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Awsomness overload!
Wow! You really got talent!

December 15, 2009 07:12 PM
delaney mckee said...

i luve the way they look they could come right the pgs of the book. u know how to get into charecter!!!!!!:)

January 5, 2010 10:32 PM
Kenny said...

I have a picture of these up on my wall. I never knew where they came from. Finally! Love the site.

February 21, 2010 07:53 PM
Arlene said...

I love Garfield!
Garfield was the first cartoon I learned to draw as a kid and it was my favorite….also for the fact that his girlfriend had the same name as me, Arlene! Woohoo!
I was looking for Garfield pictures and I found this blog entry by accident. What a great accident! You have a lovely blog and I’ve saved the link to your blog just so I can read it all the time. =)
You inspired me to want to make cupcakes now. =) That little letter from Jim Davis was wonderful. That was great that he actually took the time to write you back. =)

March 1, 2010 12:16 AM
Maggie said...

WOW! you made them practically identicale.

March 29, 2010 08:48 PM
Margarida said...

Great blog ! to much pretty things !

May 6, 2010 06:22 PM
Roberta said...

You are incredible!!!

July 27, 2010 10:48 PM
Anonymous said...

You’re name is Angie?

August 18, 2010 07:56 PM
MCS gal said...

Not a single flaw found. A-MAZ-ING!!! I’m gonna show my son the comic book lover here right now. And I mean RIGHT NOW. As in Right. Now.

January 21, 2011 10:13 PM
Grace said...

When my son saw this, he asked me to make for him too. Thanks for the idea and i have just made for his 3.5 years old birthday today!

February 18, 2011 08:46 AM
Drew Elaine said...

Love the cake pops and balls!! Bought your book, too, thanks for all the great tips! Made cake pops for my swim team and they LOVED them! Going to make another batch for my NCAA Final 4 party this weekend, and need an edible ink pen to make Butler Bulldog cake pops… any suggestions on in-store retailers that might carry edible ink pens?? Thanks!

March 30, 2011 07:31 PM
Margaret said...

I love the garfield cup cake. Garfield is my favorite love to know how to make these.

May 2, 2011 07:22 PM
Susan Padilla said...

Me and my hubby loved these garfield ones, he’s our favorite cartoon cat. I am trying to make them for him ,this is going to be his first father’s day so hopefully they come out great.

May 19, 2011 10:10 PM
davi said...

Ohhh~ You know garfield too? So do I! I am garfield’s biggest fan! You know whats strange? We’re exactly alike! Check out my website and you’ll see.

August 14, 2011 02:10 AM
ife said...

you are truely an inspiration, i’m from nigeria in africa and what your doing is making me think out of the box. hope to come see u face to face someday

August 25, 2011 12:17 PM
Anna Grace said...

i love garfield!!! i just saw your cake pops and i’m trying to decide if i like the pops or cupcakes better!!! i actually like cupcake better!!!

September 20, 2011 05:22 PM
Quess said...

OMG! i still love garfield and these are just like him! Adorable!

October 9, 2011 03:31 PM
Jakki said...

omg…the cupcakes look AMAZING. Plus I love fondant. rofl.

October 11, 2011 11:24 PM
Christy Boggs said...

Great Cupcakes! Could you possibly make ‘To kill a mockingbird’ Cupcakes or Cake pops?!

October 17, 2011 08:14 PM
Monika said...

OMG!!!! Beautiful!!!!!

January 7, 2012 11:02 AM
Anonymous said...

It’s not that hard to draw lines and make mouths out of fondant

October 19, 2012 10:21 PM
Annie11455 said...

You should know that your Garfield cupcake photos are on the Facebook page for a woman with a restaurant in Phoenix. She’s been in the news a lot lately. Gordon Ramsey walked away from there – the owners are flippin’ insane.

May 15, 2013 08:01 PM
Ryan said...

Followed the picture of the Garfield cupcakes that Amy’s Baking Company are passing off as their own… Looks like Annie^^ beat me to it…

May I suggest claiming intellectual property via Facebook?

May 16, 2013 10:48 PM
Abbigliamento bambine said...

Wonderful photos! I will prepare them for my kids!

July 16, 2013 12:00 PM
Moreen said...

These are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! It says a step by step tutorial for the comic cupcake, but I can’t find where the full tutorial is. Cam you please help me. Thank you.

June 18, 2015 09:32 AM
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