The first thing that I thought about when I saw this cupcake was how it held all the colors of a sunset! Yellows, and oranges even that dusky purple that happens right at the end. That, and the fact that the icing is piled so high there is no way to eat it without icing getting on your nose! Always a good thing! Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
A little bit of peppermint to ease us into the holiday season! Surrounded by a sweet pink background, this is almost a monochromatic painting. Monochromatic is when only one hue is used, in this case red, with black and white to allow for all the tints and shades. The sliver of cake showing through is why it's only an "almost." Now who do you think would love to see a cupcake in their stocking? Perhaps you could send a link to The Daily Cupcake to your favorite Santa!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
A sparkling birthday cupcake, with wonderful thick chocolate icing, sprinkled with those magical silver and turquoise dragees. The background, not wanting to compete with the main event is a subtle taupe. So why is it marked NFS? It's my birthday, and this is my present! Mine, all mine! Enjoy your day folks, and we'll be back on Monday!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sitting on top of this cupcake is a crispy chocolate shell that is no doubt holding something wonderful! Drizzled with a little icing, and topped with a tiny strawberry, I can sense chocolate bliss! The background is a purple that's reminiscent of blackberries, hmmm, maybe that's a clue to what's inside? This is cupcake #315, that means only 50 cupcakes to go, get them while they're hot!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving from the cupcake turkey! An ice cream scoop full of frosting, dotted with cookies, and candy corn, accented with an almond beak makes an awesome cupcake! Enjoy your day with friends and family, and don't forget to tell them about The Daily Cupcake!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Luscious lemon, piled high and sprinkled with a bit of pink sugar. Sitting on a pale blue background. The use of pink yellow and blue makes this a primary triad, as the colors are all tints of the three primary colors. Using a triad, being three colors that are equal distance from each other on the color wheel gives this piece a good sense of balance. It works with purple, orange, and green too, try it!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Everything's coming up roses! Chocolate, cupcake, cookie, cream, and a cherry, all those c's make for one pretty cupcake, and are a definite threat to my waistline! Toss in the funky polka dotted background, and this would certainly brighten someones day. Cheers!
Monday, November 22, 2010
There is something about the combination of violet and green that really appeals to me. They are all analogous colors as green, blue, and violet are all neighbors on the color wheel. The green has been neutralised with red to allow the purple to sing, and sing it does! Have a great day!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Pink, and it's neighbor on the color wheel, peach are the stars of this show. Let me clarify that, red and orange are the neighbors, or the analogous colors, as they sit next to each other on the color wheel. Pink and peach are tints of those colors, made by adding white. Picky, picky, I know! This sweet vanilla cupcake is topped with balls of white chocolate, and pink sprinkles, sure to make someone's day!
Chocolate, coconut, cookies, three of my favorite things! The background is a crisp icy blue, one of my favorite colors to pair with mocha brown. I don't know about you, but I think this cupcake has moved right past all those autumn colors into winter...brrr!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
A delicious study in complementary colors! Yellow and violet sit across from each other on the color wheel, therefore they are opposites, or complementary. Yellow is a good choice to neutralise violet, and violet will neutralise yellow. Good to know if you are trying to mix anything between a warm gold to a plum. Come back tomorrow to see what Scott is working on today!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
You just have to take a look out your window to understand the inspiration for this cupcake. Great billowing clouds of bright golden yellow contrasting with deep burnt reds, soft beige, and flecks of fiery orange surround our house right now, simply stunning. Now close your eyes and think of the flavor of pumpkin pie. A big story, for one little cupcake, enjoy!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Chocolate cherry cupcake with a cherry on top! Try saying that three times fast! Drizzled shiny chocolate sauce over piped rich cherry frosting. The maraschino cherry rests on its side to fit into the composition. The background, a cool slate blue pulls it all together, sweet dreams!
Monday, November 15, 2010
More autumn colors coming out of the studio. This maple pecan cupcake is sitting on a deep burgundy background. Burgundy is essentially a neutralised shade of red. Begin with a bright stop sign red, add a bit of purple, and a touch of black. The trick to mixing colors well is to mix them often, and of course keep track of what works and what doesn't. Have a great fall day.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This simple creamy yellow cupcake just glows sitting on a dark background. You'll find surfing through past cupcakes that the backgrounds rarely get beyond mid range in the value scale. But the deep raisin brown works as a nice contrast to the pale colors of the subject. And the brown would make this little number pair up nicely with a dark chocolate cupcake! Enjoy!
A soft sage green surrounds this crunchy nutty chocolate cupcake. A swirl of icing lightly dusted with cocoa is the crowning glory. Don't you have a little corner in your living room that this would bring a smile to? Do I need to start counting shopping days until Christmas?!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Two bright crisp primary colors make this piece pop! Raspberries nestled in a bed of cream, with a matching red paper cup. All wrapped in a bright yellow background, wishing you nothing but sunshine!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Holy smoke! 300 cupcakes! We've marked the occasion with this fun cupcake piled high with marshmallows. The pink and pale green are tints of red and green, which are complementary colors. The background is a pale yellow, neutralised with a touch of black to let the pure colors of the cupcake sing. Only 65 cupcakes to go folks! Get one while they're hot!
Monday, November 8, 2010
A few weeks ago the Atlanta Cupcake Factory received a call to design some cupcakes for a staff meeting at TBS. The Conan team was coming to town, and wanted some cupcakes to celebrate! This was the fabulous Conan cupcake they came up with, we've put it on a red carpet background. Tonight is the first episode of the new show, and this would be a perfect gift for your favorite Conan O'Brian fan! Enjoy!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Brrrr, there wasn't any frost on the pumpkin this morning, but it was awfully close! This yummy pumpkin cupcake starts with a spice cake. Topped with thick pumpkin cream cheese frosting and a scattering of coconut. All sitting on an olive green background. Warm colors and warm thoughts for a happy autumn!
Friday, November 5, 2010
What a crazy beautiful cupcake! Folks often assume I spend most of my waking hours in the kitchen baking all these wonderful cupcakes for Scott to paint. I hate to break it to you, but I haven't baked a single one! Many of them are purchased at our favorite cupcake haunts, and some of them simply come out of Scott's imagination. Like this one! I have no idea what kind of icing could be so bright and glossy, yet not run off the cupcake. But Scott doesn't have to worry about what's possible in the real world! Have a great day!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A sprinkle of color tops cupcake #296. The pale lemon lime icing is contrasted by a soft pink background. The result is an understated beauty. Perfect for a little girl's room, a pretty powder room, or if you have a stunning retro kitchen complete with pink Formica, this is your cupcake! Enjoy, and we'll be back around this time tomorrow!