Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hey Mom, I got a tattoo……

…… a tattoo cupcake just for you! I love you with all my heart.

Tattoo Cupcake

Marisa said...

Hi Bakerella! I love your blog. I have a question. When I cover a cake with fondant, the cake always has bubbles. How do I avoid that?


May 11, 2008 06:10 AM
Julie said...

That is totally awesome!!

Happy Mothers day!

May 11, 2008 10:21 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella! I have a question Is there a way to make Fondant Good? I made some really cute sugar cookies, but the store bought Fondant was nasty. Any thoughts? You Rock…and Happy Mother’s Day!

May 11, 2008 01:20 PM
Bridget said...

This is the COOLEST cupcake I have ever seen!

May 11, 2008 01:23 PM
justJENN said...


May 11, 2008 02:12 PM
landa said...


May 11, 2008 02:19 PM
Sandy said...

Totally Fab!!

May 11, 2008 02:37 PM
Megan said...

Bet you gave your mom a heart attack with that title. :)
I’ll take half a dozen, please!

May 11, 2008 07:37 PM
raegan said...

nothing says thanks for everything like a prison tattoo cupcake. Happy Mother’s day!

May 11, 2008 09:49 PM
MiaKatia said...

Love it!!!

May 12, 2008 01:04 AM
Stephanie said...

So cute! That’s a much better way to get a tattoo, even though it probably won’t last as long! :)

May 12, 2008 01:40 AM
Bree said...

Bakerella, you are awesome.

May 12, 2008 03:04 AM
Bakerella said...

Marisa – It sounds like it may be your crumb coat. It should be a smooth base when you adhere the fondant. You can use the buttercream to hid any imperfections and then just smooth out the surface. Try putting it in the fridge for a few minutes and then try adding a touch of water on your knife to help smooth out any imperfections.

Anonymous – My first thought is that I would try royal icing to decorate your cookies. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but haven’t yet. I think you’ll be happier with the taste. But if you want to try another brand of fondant, try Satin Ice.

And everyone else – I’m so glad you guys thought the tattoo cupcake was cute. I wasn’t sure if it would look like one while I was making it, but I was happy when I finished it and in a lot less pain than getting the real deal.

May 12, 2008 04:53 AM
Marisa said...

anonymous- try marshmallow fondant. Just Marshmallow and sugar. Delish!!

May 12, 2008 06:32 AM
morgana said...

I think this is one of this times a mom can be proud of her doughter’s tatoo. ;-)

Once again, congratulations. Some times it is quite difficult for me to find the right words to express my filings about your creations because english is not my language but you have to know you always surprise me and not only me. You have many fans in Spain and we are thinking on a way to pay homage to your cake balls and mini cupakes.

Thank you again.

May 12, 2008 06:46 AM
joanh said...

you should totally make that into a tshirt or card. :)

May 12, 2008 07:12 AM
MB said...

That is the coolest cupcake! I love it! You’ve inspired me to do cupcakes for my daughter’s first birthday. I’ll be doing a small cake for her with your mini bite cupcakes with her name on top (like you did with Martha’s). Thanks for such great ideas!

May 12, 2008 01:01 PM
bflick said...

I love the contrast of the tattoo cupcake with the cupcakes in the background with the feminine yellow icing and SPRINKLES! LOVE IT!

May 12, 2008 01:52 PM
Ingrid said...

I love your site. I have always enjoyed baking but have been put off by the decorating. You have been an inspiration. You make it seems so easy. I have bought all the “stuff” to make your cupcakes on a stick.

Ps Would love to know how you came to this point, baking blogging…….

May 12, 2008 04:08 PM
Mrs. Cupcake said...

Did you do just one cupcake like this? Or the whole lot? Lots of work – well worth the effort! (as usual!) Happy Mother’s Day to you!

May 12, 2008 04:56 PM
Anonymous said...

I found the best rolled fondant recipe on Instead of using glucose I used corn syrup it’s so much better than store bought! Bakerella, I was so inspired by your site, I made my own!!! link to

May 12, 2008 08:00 PM
Anonymous said...

Dear Bakerella…i think you are awesome! This tattoo cupcake is amazing!

Keep up the great work!

May 12, 2008 08:59 PM
Patricia Scarpin said...

That is truly beautiful! I love how delicate and neat your trace always looks.

May 12, 2008 11:32 PM
Bakerella said...

Marisa – thanks for the tip

morgana – thanks morgana and my friends in spain.

joanh – you think so?

MB – oh good and good luck.

bflick – thanks. I did try to make it a cute tattoo

Ingrid – I just started posting some of my picks and now I can’t stop.

Mrs. Cupcake – just one special one and a backup in case I messed up. The rest were yellow and sprinkles.

Anonymous – Wow… I’m impressed!

Anonymous – thanks, I’ll try.

Patricia Scarpin – thanks Patricia!

May 12, 2008 11:47 PM
deb said...

freakin’ brilliant idea!

May 12, 2008 11:54 PM
Jo-Ann said...

Love it! Matches a shirt I have almost exactly. : )

May 13, 2008 12:26 AM
Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

I absolutely LOVE how creative and out of the box you are!!!! You inspire me:)

May 13, 2008 12:27 AM
Robyn said...

Just wanted to say I have missed your blog and I am so glad I am back! Loved your spot on Martha!

May 13, 2008 07:11 AM
maybelles mom said...

Damn, you have a talent…

May 13, 2008 11:35 AM
elizabeth said...

you are just endlessly talented. I just love coming here for new exciting bakey-ness.

May 13, 2008 01:03 PM
Sheltie Girl said...

This is a fabulous cupcake! I love the look of the tattoo.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

May 13, 2008 02:00 PM
Mandy said...

awww…you are just the sweetest daughter I have ever seen. :D

May 13, 2008 02:19 PM
Nicole said...

so very cute!

May 13, 2008 09:39 PM
Mario and Amy Andreani said...

I love your blog! Thank you for sharing everything is just a piece of art! I have my 4 year old daughter’s Birthday to plan for so you have given me some great cupcake ideas! I will definitely be back when I have more time! Amy

May 13, 2008 11:19 PM
Bakerella said...

deb – freakin thanks!!

Jo-Ann – I want it.

Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall – thanks!

Robyn – Yay, welcome back.

maybelles mom – thanks!

elizabeth – bakey-ness. I like that word.

Sheltie Girl – thank you

Mandy – thanks, my mom thought so too!

Nicole – thanks very much!

May 13, 2008 11:22 PM
takethecannoli said...

Alright, this is definitely the most awesome cupcake I have ever seen. My tattoo lovin’, cupcake lovin’ self is
amazed. Great job!

May 14, 2008 06:34 AM
Anitha said...

I am a first time visitor to this blog.

Wow, wow….Those cupcakes look super cool. Great work on details.


May 14, 2008 12:16 PM
Steph H. said...

So cute!!!

I love your blog! I linked people to your blog before Mother’s Day for your cute MOM cupcakes!

May 14, 2008 07:49 PM
Bakerella said...

takethecannoli – Yay!

Anitha – Hope you return.

Steph H. – why, thanks!

May 16, 2008 12:35 AM
CatHerder said...

Oh thats awesome!!!!! My husband would love it! (the tattoo part , not necessarily the mom part)….hmmm..sounds like a plan for fathers day!

May 16, 2008 11:10 AM
Suzy said...

Very Talented!!! Please check out my site, I used your idea for a recent gift. Thanks for the inspiration :)

May 16, 2008 02:43 PM
kimbab.sarang said...

Wow that’s beautiful! much more delicious than marking up an arm (:

May 17, 2008 12:29 AM
Bakerella said...

CatHerder – Yeah, it would be great for dad, too!

Suzy – will do.

kimbab.sarang – for sure.

May 17, 2008 04:09 AM
Stephanie @ Figments said...

That rocks! Matches my favorite rainboots.

May 19, 2008 06:13 PM
Anonymous said...

Love, love the cupcake. Can’t wait to see what you hav ein store for Father’s Day!

May 20, 2008 06:06 AM
Bakerella said...

Thanks Stephanie

Anonymous – me too!

May 21, 2008 02:38 AM
Tegan said...

Hey. I'm thirteen and I had NO idea of what I wanna do when I get out of school. I was leaning towards marine biologist but then I saw your site and you have completely solidified what I want to to be now. Your designs are so awesome, your site is on my Favourites list. Lmao. Thanks!

P.S I have sent this site to EVERYONE I know.

June 17, 2009 06:55 AM
bosorka1 said...

LOVE the tattoo cupcake. i just discovered your site & am going through the archive- such amazing & creative ideas!!!!!!

so how would someone replicate the tattoo cupcake? my family would absolutely love it. :-) thanks!!


June 26, 2009 04:57 PM
Bakerella said...

The cupcake top is made of fondant. You can cut out paper shapes to use as templates. Place on top of the fondant and cut the shapes to match.

June 30, 2009 02:02 AM
bosorka1 said...

Brilliant!! Thanks for the info. :-) Happy 4th!


July 3, 2009 12:07 AM
Annette Licatesi said...

I am over the moon with so many of your designs and ideas and you are truly a SWEET inspiration. I really would love to be daring and try my hand at homemade fondant and try to make the tattoo cupcake. Any suggestions on how to get started? Is there a template for this cupcake somewhere….I realize it was posted well over a year ago but just have to try it out!! Thanks!

October 19, 2009 10:53 AM
retro bakery said...

hey bakerella!
I’m probably getting a tattoo VERY soon inspired by this design…only VEGAS-style. I’ll let you know when I finally go through with it!!

Love ya!
Kari at Retro

December 23, 2009 09:45 PM
bakerella said...

Kari – I want to see!

February 3, 2010 10:16 PM
Maggie said...

omg you are soo talented. thats like art.

March 29, 2010 09:02 PM
lc said...

Hi, I love this tattoo cupcake, can you please post a tutorial? thank you

April 29, 2010 07:55 AM
renee said...

whats the recipe???

June 4, 2010 05:15 PM
lauren j said...

annette licatesi is a bogus wanna be

June 6, 2010 02:47 PM
lauren j said...

i have had ms licatesi’s cupcakes – they are not only not professional looking – they are phony ..boxed by betty crocker if you ask us.

June 6, 2010 02:49 PM
Mishi said...

Wooooow! How did you do the fine detail, ie. The writing and definition on the leaves? Your amazing by the way!

June 17, 2010 07:20 PM
Disco'rd Diva #53 said...

This site is wonderful, and these tattoo cupcakes are awesome. I’m going to have a go at these for the cake stall at our next Roller Derby bout. I’m sure they’ll go like, well, hotcakes! ;o)

July 17, 2010 08:44 PM
Jamie said...

I just started up my own in-home bakery and have solved the nasty tasting fondant issue. Marshmallow fondant. Yep, made from marshmallows and gives off a wonderful marshmallow flavor. Of course, if you don’t like marshmallows then you’re still out of luck, but most people do!

1 bag (NAME BRAND! No cheaping out) MINI marshmallows
2 lbs 10x sifted powdered sugar, and sifted some more. Needs to be fine fine fine!
2 tbs of water

Lather your work surface in crisco and separate your powdered sugar into two bowls, 1lb in each.
Cook the marshamallows in large bowl with water in the microwave. Cook in 30 sec intervals until all lumps are gone, stirring after each 30 secs. About 2 mins worth.
Dump one bowl of powdered sugar into melted marshmallows.
Dump onto greased work surface.
Grease your hands (you’ll thank me later, great spa treatment)
And start kneeding. After a few moments dump HALF of the remaining powdered sugar on top and kneed some more. About 10 mins of kneeding you should start seeing the “fondant” take over.
Slowly and cautiously add the rest of the powdered sugar. Be sure to stop if it becomes too stiff, you can always add more, but never take away.
Once your happy with your texture wrap in plastic wrap to store until ready to color or use. I usually give it about 30 mins of down time after mixing it to set.


August 27, 2010 11:26 AM
Lena said...

I love the way you did the things in the background. I found that really attracting.

November 19, 2010 02:38 PM
bilchyfiz said...

i am sooo loving this! great work!

November 20, 2010 02:53 AM
Anna R. said...

Can you get fondant at Woodmans? What store can you get it at??? I am only twelve, but I LOVE baking and was just wondering, so I can try it out. =]

November 20, 2010 09:28 AM
GINA said...

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A wunderfull day
Yes a wunderfull day

(you now WK we stayed in the final macht) i don’t now every thing is right wroten

February 25, 2011 05:52 AM
Jen said...

Please, Bakerella, show us how to make this cupcake! Pleeeease?

May 8, 2011 04:27 PM
Carmeldel said...

You are so awesome and inspiring.

November 5, 2011 10:07 PM
Abby said...

Hey Angie a.k.a. Bakerella,
The Store bought Fondant really tastes kinda gross, can you post a home made fondant recipe?

April 8, 2012 04:52 PM
marlny said...

Hey Angie a.k.a. Bakerella, the store cupcakes are kinda good but these look so good

August 4, 2012 12:09 AM
marlny said...

i love them

August 4, 2012 12:10 AM
marlny said...

the store bought cupcakes are so nasty and allso so gross they are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

August 4, 2012 12:11 AM
marlny said...

i love your cookkkkkkkkkkkkkkkking

August 4, 2012 12:13 AM
jim said...

watch my videos

August 4, 2012 12:15 AM
Claire said...

I am so making these next mothers day!

August 29, 2012 09:20 PM
kiii said...

i have a tatoo that loock like this rock on

September 8, 2012 02:00 PM
samantha orasco said...

my mom freaked out about this but they were sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

April 13, 2013 09:10 PM
Alexis said...

This is much delayed but just saw this super cutey cupcake!!! Doing cupcakes for a harley baby shower?…did you use an edible marker to do the “mom” ??

June 17, 2013 01:06 PM
Anonymous said...

how did you do all the work on that thing

August 14, 2015 06:39 AM
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