Why is this cupcake decorated like a cupcake?

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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 [2] 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 [3] I used.
And here’s a bunch of other Coke recipes [4] if you’re interested.

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[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2315420899/

[2] recent post about Cakespy: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/02/i-spy-something-sweet.html

[3] recipe: http://www.recipezaar.com/130793

[4] Coke recipes: http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/heritage/recipes.html