Fresh juicy lime on an orange sherbet background. The sunny colors of citrus always bring a touch of summer with them. These are clean clear colors, and as we are enjoying a little Florida sunshine, we thought we'd pass a little sunshine on. Have a great day! The daily cupcake will be back on Wednesday, we'll see you then!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I love the combination of pale pistachio green and chocolate brown, both in flavor, and the visual sense. Light bounces off the shiny streams of chocolate, I can't decide if it's still liquid, or a crisp layer of cold chocolate. But I am sure the cake has a bit of pistachio crunch. A line of chocolate themed cupcakes would bring a little joy to a living room, look around, where would they fit?
This cupcake has it all, layers, whipped cream, and a bundle of berries. It's like a little berry shortcake you can eat with one hand! The background is a dotty spring green, this color was chosen to show off the warm colors of the vanilla cupcake, and makes the berries pop. Cheers!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
There is something about the combination of steel blue grey and deep chocolate brown that I just love. Both are quite neutral, so neither takes center stage, and they just get along so nicely! This piece could add a little smile to a formal dining room. Just because we don't frame these doesn't mean you can't. Imagine a wide linen liner, and an ornate silver frame, stunning!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I don't know about you, but there are lots of baby girls showing up in our neck of the woods. So here's a little pink for the girlie girls out there. Complete with a dusting of sugar (what else?) and a polka dotted background. You go girls!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Cupcake #290, do you know what that means? Only 75 more cupcakes to go! But, back to the present, today's chocolate raspberry truffle cupcake is sitting pretty on a warm brick red background. Although they look like very different colors, the raspberry red, and the background sit very close to each other on the color wheel. One leans closer to the cool side of red, and the other a warm red leaning to the orange side. Did you know there was a such a thing as a cool red? Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Mmmm, chocolate and strawberry is about as good as it gets! And chocolate brown is a very popular neutral color. It has been the mainstay, as the accent color seen with it has changed from robin egg blue, through lime green, and now pink. I'm sure there is a new hot color to go with brown on the horizon, but I haven't picked up on it yet! Now, you must know someone very special with a birthday coming up!
I think the layered cupcake is very clever, just slice a bit off the top, and fill. This one is filled with a ice cream scoop of fluffy white frosting. A drizzle of chocolate glaze and a cherry on top, who could resist!? The background, if you were sorting through the biggest box of crayons, would be called chartreuse. A bright yellow green, neutralized with just a touch of red.
Scott came down the studio stairs with this cupcake and said..."Behold, a cabbage cupcake!" I'm not sure about the marketability of a cabbage cupcake. But if you imagine the beautiful variegated green leaves tasted like mint, or pistachio, we may have a winner. I love the tall ruffly leaf shapes, a very sophisticated cupcake, enjoy!
Things are looking just beachy! Scott wanted to paint a cupcake representing great times at the beach. We've been to a few Florida beaches this year as well as our most recent journey to Cape Cod. Toes in the sand is always a good place to be. When I asked him if this cupcake would be edible, he said "probably not!" But I'm sure the many talented cake decorators out there could somehow pull this off in sugar and all things wonderful! So here's to the beach, and many wonderful sunsets!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
What can I say about a banana cupcake? Bananas are the comedians of fruit, there's the never ending slip on a banana peel, and who hasn't shot someone with a banana "gun?" But this simple banana cupcake, piled with the fruit and cream seems to hardly entice a giggle. Even though it's surrounded by a beautiful banana yellow! So here's a treat for the banana lovers, or even the lovers of bright yellow, have a great day!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Deep, dark, sinfully delicious. This is definitely a cupcake for grownups! It starts out innocently enough with the chocolate cake, but the incredibly thick deep chocolate icing has a surprise. A touch of cayenne pepper, not enough to taste "pepper" just enough to feel a bit of after burn. Some of the flavor may be attributed to the red sugar crystals that it was rolled in, I thought I detected a hint of cinnamon. But the overall flavor was so mesmerising it's really hard to say for sure! Surrounded by a deep somewhat neutralised grape color...somewhere between fine wine, and the final colors of a sunset. A beauty!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
A cupcake for all of you who have already had enough of fall and pumpkin orange and all that! Nothing but blue skies surround today's blueberry topped beauty, piled high with flamingo pink icing. My favorite part of this painting is how the light and shadows play in the folds of the piped icing, delicious!
Friday, October 15, 2010
As autumn approaches even the deepest south, it is time to roll out the warm colors of fall. A criss cross drizzle of caramel on the thick cream cheese icing is a beautiful, yet simple decoration. The cinnamon, or warm brick red background surrounds the foreground, pushing the yellows a bit, making them glow. Caramel apples by the fire anyone?
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Soft, neutral, understated color is the story of this cupcake. Whites, cream, a little warm beige...but look a little closer. Do you see the subtle speckles of almost violet, or the pale wash of yellow, and the luminous red reflecting in the shadow side of the marshmallow? The more you look, the more you see. The background was kept especially neutral, the color of bleached seashells, just to allow the cupcake to shine. But don't let the color fool you, this little number came from the Atlanta Cupcake Factory, and was pure mouthwatering bliss. The cake itself is pumpkin, the icing had a touch of caramel I think, and the top? A toasted mini marshmallow. A wonderful taste of autumn, enjoy!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Chocolate, and a deep crushed blackberry purple, two of my favorite things! Little "poofs" of thick chocolate icing pile on top of each other to build this impressive cupcake. The light source comes from the back, pushing the shadow forward. Perfectly yummy! We went out shopping for fresh models yesterday, so the fridge is full of good things to come, stay tuned!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We're back in the berries with this lovely layered cupcake. The background is a happy polka dotted red, to mirror the red of the juicy strawberries. Close your eyes, I bet you can taste the berries, and cream, and yummy vanilla cake! Have a great day!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Yay! We're back, sorry for leaving you cupcake-less for so long!
#278 is a snow white cupcake scattered in chocolate chunks. Topped with not one but two green maraschino cherries, to match the green paper cup. I'd like to know what was going on in the head of whoever decided bleaching the color out of cherries and dying them green was a cool thing to do! The warm sunset background surrounds the cupcake, making the chocolate seem a little warmer, and the green just a little more outrageous!