Friday, March 7, 2008

Why is this cupcake decorated like a cupcake?


For the short answer you can play the video below. For the long answer, just keep reading.

You may have read my recent post about Cakespy and her super cute cupcake drawings. Well, I loved the Diet Coke one so much, (yes, I drink my fair share of the stuff) I thought I would thank her by decorating a cupcake with fondant to look like her “L’il Cuppie” character. Then I thought … why not recreate the drawing, too. And then, I went crazy and made this little animated video. So here you go Cakespy, this is for you.

L’il Cuppie in “Hiccuppie”

And to keep with the theme, I made him using a Diet Coke Cake recipe. (thought it would be fitting.) It was surprisingly good considering the butter was replaced with carbonated chemicals. It was a little crumbly, but if you’re on Weight Watchers (I’m not) it’s only 4 pts. per serving.

Here’s the recipe I used.
And here’s a bunch of other Coke recipes if you’re interested.

bonnie said...

wow -that was super cool.

March 7, 2008 06:38 AM
linda said...

That was so cute!!! Love the little smiling cupcake :)

March 7, 2008 07:36 AM
AmyS said...

Your cupcake is adorable and a perfect match for the drawings. And your video – wow!! Absolutely brilliant, and so cute. The animation, music and sound effects were fabulous.

March 7, 2008 07:50 AM
morgana said...

Lovely, brilliant, great… I’m still smiling. And the music… wow! Congratulations, I think I will post your fantastic video in my new blog. ;-)

March 7, 2008 07:57 AM
Kellie said...

That video is amazing! That is completely magnificent :)

March 7, 2008 08:58 AM
natalie blair said...

that video was so cute!! it made my day.

March 7, 2008 09:53 AM
krolewna said...

HE HE HE!!! great soundtrack! :D and film of course too :D

March 7, 2008 10:33 AM
Aran said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I love Cakespy and to see that you made that video… Adorable!

You have a lovely blog!

March 7, 2008 10:38 AM
superluckykitchen said...

ridiculous. cutest thing i have seen in a while!

March 7, 2008 11:45 AM
Bar said...

ahhhhhhh that was the cutest video I’ve ever seen. How did you do that? It’s so funny and the cupcake looks just like the drawing!

xxx Bar

March 7, 2008 12:33 PM
Ginny said...

Not only can you bake and decorate beautifully, but you can make cute animated movies! very talented! I’m trying not to be jealous! I love it! thanks for sharing with us!

March 7, 2008 12:56 PM
Anonymous said...

omg baking and claymation, you are so cool! :D

March 7, 2008 01:12 PM
Nicole said...

Loved it!

March 7, 2008 01:37 PM
R, K, & O said...

That was adorable . . . loved the added touch of the burp :)

March 7, 2008 02:14 PM
Shephalli said...

Awwwwww! That was the cutest thing ever! Can’t wait to see what you will do next.

March 7, 2008 02:37 PM
Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

That was adorable….you did a great job with that video!

March 7, 2008 03:16 PM
Alia said...

That’s just hilarious! We were dancing to the music over here…hahah! I’m going to check out those coke recipes too!

March 7, 2008 03:43 PM
The Sweet Tooth Fairy said...

Love it!

March 7, 2008 04:15 PM
19 said...

Sharing another great cupcake recipe:
Fudge Cake Mix
15 oz can of pumpkin
2/3 cup of water

mix, put in pan without paper (use nonstick oil)

Bake 325 for 18-20 minutes.

Gooey, yummy, no pumpkin taste!

March 7, 2008 04:26 PM
Cakespy said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I linked up to this on because it is so awesome the world needs to see it!! I am truly floored!

March 7, 2008 04:56 PM
Sarah said...

So amazingly cute! I love it!

March 7, 2008 05:10 PM
Mandy said...

love the video! It’s super funny and super cute!

March 7, 2008 05:54 PM
Julia said...

Now that is a talent if I’ve ever seen one!!!

March 7, 2008 06:14 PM
Karen said...

Haha…what a cute video! There aren’t nearly enough adorable stop motion animation videos about cupcakes. Not NEARLY enough. :)

March 7, 2008 09:13 PM
Robyn said...

OMGosh! That was really clever! And super CUTE! I just adore coming here! You have the best posts and best recipes!

March 7, 2008 10:11 PM
Nikki said...

That’s amazing! LOVE it! My friend, Jamie, from Memorie’s Illustrated loves that little cupcake ever since I showed her your last post about him. She does illustrations, too, so I think that’s why she holds the cupcake near and dear. :)

You can see her cute whimsical illustrations at:

(in case you’re curious) :)

March 7, 2008 10:23 PM
Banana-head Pancake said...

that is spectacular – made me smile. cupcakes and a little DC…yum, yum, life is good.

AND you are amazingly talented!

March 7, 2008 10:39 PM
Joanna Schmidt said...

I had to post it on my blog. Could do nothing else but to share it with the world!!

And thank you for introducing cakespy to me. Yum!

March 7, 2008 11:19 PM
Bakerella said...

OMGosh! Thanks for these great comments. I’m so glad you all liked it and I hope it put a smile on your faces. It makes all that time in iphoto and imovie – worth it.

March 8, 2008 12:35 AM
Darla said...

DARLING! That is darling!

I get SO MANY great recipe ideas from your web-site….you have no idea. THANK YOU from the bottom of a mom/wife who loves how easy your recipes are to follow.

March 8, 2008 04:31 AM
the southern hostess said...

Amazing! You are so talented.

March 8, 2008 04:38 AM
Anali said...

OMG! That was just way too cute!! ; )

March 8, 2008 08:21 PM
Rachelle said...

So cool! :)

March 8, 2008 09:28 PM
Suzyhomemaker said...

SO cute! I love seeing your ideas!

March 8, 2008 10:46 PM
coquet's cache said...

Bakerella, you did a fabulous job!! .. and.. the coke recipe is just exactly ‘suprisingly good.’

March 9, 2008 05:22 AM
Marq said...

This was soo cute. The hiccup was the best/cutest part of all. You are a very talented little lady.

March 9, 2008 02:40 PM
Stephanie said...

I just discovered your amazing blog, following a bread-crumb trail of other recipe blogs. Yours definitely stands out – your ideas are absolutely amazing! I love all the ideas with the Oreo truffles and red velvet cake balls. I can’t wait to get to the store to buy cake mix and cookies. Thank you so much!

March 9, 2008 07:15 PM
Linda said...

Absolutely genius! I love it and have watched it over and over! :) It’s so cute and amazing that I just couldn’t help blogging about it. I think I’m now addicted to your blog. Ha ha.

March 10, 2008 07:38 AM
Jenny said...

wow, you are so talented! what can you not do? :)the video was adorable!

March 10, 2008 11:25 AM
Amy said...

So cute! My kids have made me play this about 40 times :)

March 10, 2008 02:05 PM
Contented Me (Kristin) said...

you are brilliant! how clever and cute!

March 10, 2008 06:01 PM
megan said...

so cute-I love stop motion animation. How do you have time for this stuff?!

March 10, 2008 07:53 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks again everyone for all the sweet comments.

And megan, I don’t really have time, but I couldn’t resist the idea. I’m just glad it worked because I’ve never made one of these before.

March 11, 2008 12:28 AM
Kate said...

Hey Girl, I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now, and I recently started a blog of my own. I added a link to your page, and I was just making sure it was fine with you. :)


March 11, 2008 02:52 AM
dlb said...

this was awesome! i can’t believe that you made this yourself. it’s really great.
i’m going to show the kids at my library (i’m a children’s librarian)…

March 11, 2008 11:39 AM
farmerjulie said...

that is so cute! I laughed so hard!! It made my day!!
love your blog!!

March 11, 2008 12:24 PM
JennyC.No3 said...

love, love, love it! you totally rock :)

March 11, 2008 12:31 PM
Christy said...

Please – I have to know what you are doing for St. Patty’s day. We have a party this weekend and I need ideas!:-)

Love the video!

March 11, 2008 06:19 PM
Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Omg that is such a cool video!!!!!

March 11, 2008 08:17 PM
Natalie said...

Wow, so awesome! Way to make my Cakespy cupcakes look like crap!

March 12, 2008 12:23 AM
VeggieGirl said...

that video is BRILLIANT!!! you could have a career in “clay-mation,” for sure!!

March 12, 2008 01:42 AM
Bakerella said...

Kate – Congrats on your blog. Sure, you can link to me. Thanks for asking.

dlb – hope they like it!

farmerjulie – thanks julie, glad it made your day!

JennyC.No3 – thanks.thanks.thanks.

Christy – I’ll post tomorrow night. Here’s a mint – I mean hint.

Jessy and her dog Winnie – thanks!

Natalie – thanks… you just made me laugh. I loved your cakespy cupcakes by the way. They had personality, just like you. And the one where you took a bite, loved it.

VeggieGirl – or cake-mation. It’s edible, too!

March 12, 2008 02:28 AM
cindy said...

That absolutely rocks! You just never cease to amaze..where do you find the time, lol!

March 12, 2008 05:49 AM
Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

Positively brilliant! Great job with the video, very creative. And the cupcake is just too cute.

March 12, 2008 01:46 PM
Teddi said...

What a bright spot in my day! Thanks so much – it was deliciously adorable!

March 12, 2008 02:49 PM
NucMEd is Hot said...

That was AWESOME!

March 12, 2008 04:44 PM
cakewardrobe said...

So SO cute. I love love your ideas!

March 12, 2008 07:20 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks a bunch – cindy, melissa, teddi, nucmed is hot and cake wardrobe!

March 13, 2008 12:31 AM
Faith said...

I cannot believe how cute that was!!

March 13, 2008 12:51 PM
Miss B. said...

This was one of the bestest things I have ever seen!!! You’re a genius!

March 16, 2008 05:44 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks faith and Miss B – glad you liked it.

March 17, 2008 11:13 PM
Tina said...

Super funny…you and Cakespy make a good duet…both inspirational. Keep up the creativity and yummy cupcakes!

March 18, 2008 01:37 AM
maybe strawberry said...

wow!! you are so talented!!

March 18, 2008 04:28 AM
SipSnapSavor said...

I want to Marry that cupcake!

March 18, 2008 04:44 PM
jillytacy said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love it. I think that little cupcake has a very promising future! You and Cakespy could take him right to the top. Really the video is fabulous.

March 19, 2008 03:13 AM
Bakerella said...

tina – thanks and will do.

maybe strawberry – you’re sweet.

sipsnapsavor – I think he’s single, but he does seem to get around.

jillytacy – thank you so much. I’m sure Cakespy thanks you, too.

March 19, 2008 03:22 AM
Malinda Kay said...

I’m obsessed with this!! I posted it on my blog because the more people who see this, the better the world is. Love your blog!

April 2, 2008 01:12 PM
Cis4cupcake said...

Wow! You are so creative! I wish I could think of things like that! Love your blog!

April 2, 2008 02:21 PM
eatme_delicious said...

I love Cakespy’s stuff and this video is awesome!! :)

April 3, 2008 04:15 AM
Kimberly said...

That was the coolest- my 4 year old has watched it 4x! LOL Thanks!

April 7, 2008 06:39 PM
Bakerella said...

Malinda Kay – thanks Malinda Kay.

Cis4cupcake – thank you

eatme_delicious – Cakespy is the super duper greatest!

Kimberly – Tell him I said thanks!

April 9, 2008 02:42 AM
Nichole said...

I discovered your site today via the Craft magazine blog. Every post I read, I think, “That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!” But I think this one might really be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m adding you to my Google Reader right now.

May 8, 2008 07:51 PM
Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

Is there anything you’re not fabulous at?? This is awesome!!

May 19, 2008 01:56 AM
Bakerella said...

sharnel – thanks, but there’s definitely plenty.

May 21, 2008 02:48 AM
Yulanda woodson said...

I loved that. That was real cute. You are soooo creativity.

December 7, 2009 07:48 AM
Cee Cole said...

How cute! Such a multi-talented Bakerella! I love it! Thanks!

December 7, 2009 09:39 AM
Susan Molster said...

waaaay 2 much talent for 1 person — you’re the BEST! Thanx 4 always making my day!

December 7, 2009 11:14 AM
Amy said...

You are SOOOO talented anc creative!!!

December 7, 2009 03:22 PM
Veronica Miller said...

LOL-that was brilliant! Now, honestly, how long did that take?

December 7, 2009 07:41 PM
Lori said...

Such talent and so cute!

December 8, 2009 08:27 PM
Jori said...

You did a great job on that video! I have tried those before and they’ve been fun, but nothing that turned out very well. Just practicing. I did them to help inspire my husband who wants to be a film director.
Anyway, I love all of your cupcakes. I wish I knew how to work with fondant better. You should think about doing some in depth fondant tutorials!
Keep up the great work!

January 17, 2010 01:30 AM
Angela said...

This little video cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh!

March 14, 2010 10:32 PM
Maggie said...

HAHAHA i want that!

March 29, 2010 05:42 PM
Jessica said...

That was adorable!

May 31, 2010 04:19 PM
Kirsten Wanket said...

Love it! Simply adorable!

October 10, 2011 12:44 PM
lilly said...


January 21, 2012 07:16 PM
jen said...

cute and so adorabel

August 4, 2012 11:30 AM
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