Here we have such a cute idea and awesome creation from one of our favorite Featured Cupcake Artist, Lori Arpey.
These fun little bookworms and books were created for Lori’s daughter “Em” and her book club she attends.
Here is What Lori has to say about these cool bookworm cupcakes!
These are cupcakes I made for my 9 yr old daughter’s book club meeting she is in now.
They are strawberry cupcakes frosting with pink lemonade butter-cream frosting. The toppers were hand molded from fondant. The bookworms were pretty easy actually.
I made the worm shape from bright green fondant and rounded the head part for a more defined head shape. I added the eyes and used my Wilton markers for the blue then dipped a toothpick in black to make the pupils.
I made cute little bow ties and books and added them.
After the books were on I made little hands for them all and added them on. If I had gum-paste on hand I would have tried to make little glasses, but all I had was fondant and knew that it wouldn’t work right lol.
Books made from fondant
The books were easy. I made squares from white and wrapped the color fondant around them for covers. Then I used my straight edged tool to “carve” pages. I used my tiny flower cutter to make the little flowers with a silver dragee in the middle of each.
I was surprised how easy they were to do.
My daughter’s friends all LOVED them! she came with the container and 2 left! (which were gone by the time we went to bed lol)
I hope you all enjoy these
Lori at The Cake Company
“If They Want To Eat Cake, Make it a Pretty One ”
To view even more great cakes and cupcakes by Lori Arpey, visit her site or say hello to her in the CAKE DECORATORS ROCK forum on Facebook!
The Push Pop Containers Give Away Contest is going on right now!
Giarraffa Co. is holding a really fun give away on the Italian made Push Pop Containers as well as other cool items.
There are two Grand Prizes and entering is super easy and fun.
Two winners will receive the following:
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Oh just look at these beautiful Christmas cupcakes sent in by our newest featured cupcake artist Elaine Graham!
These whimsical cupcakes are just too pretty to eat.
Christmas trees, snowflake, houses, holly berries, Christmas bulbs and reindeer.
The attention to detail here is fantastic and the colors are vivid and so eye catching.
Elaine sent . . . → Read More: Christmas Cupcakes by Featured Cupcake Artist Elaine Graham
Amazon has new fun video gift cards using JIBJAB !
This is a sure fire hit for the online shopping giant and is taking off like crazy for last minute shoppers.
So, if you are looking for a great gift for your favorite cake decorator, baker, or even candlestick maker, these gift cards are perfect!
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Super Easy Snowman Cupcakes!
This cute snowman cupcake is super easy to create.
All you need are some cupcakes, cake icing, black piping gel and a bit of humor.
The nose for this easy snowman cupcake is made from orange colored fondant but you can use regular cake icing if you prefer.
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Yummy Banana Pudding Push up Pops!
O,k, so these Banana Pudding Push Up Pops are to die for!
Layers of vanilla wafers, fresh bananas, vanilla pudding and chocolate peanut butter! Yep, chocolate peanut butter that will knock your socks off. The top of the push up banana pudding pops are garnished with banana chips and . . . → Read More: Banana Pudding Push up Pops with Chocolate Peanut Butter!
Looking for the best Cupcake Books for summer?
We’ve narrowed it down to the top 3 we have found and with the best reviews from fellow cake decorators.
The top 3 cupcake books are as follows:
This Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie oh, my! book is filled with so many creative ideas that are just too . . . → Read More: Top 3 Cupcake Books Summer 2012
Monkey Cupcakes made with Nilla Wafers and love!
Monkey see Monkey do… Oh, I just couldn’t resist.
These fun and easy to create Monkey Cupcakes are the work of Featured Cupcake Artist, Olivia.
Olivia did a fantastic job on these and they are just so darn cute.
One thing that we really think is . . . → Read More: Monkey Cupcakes by Olivia Warnock
Oh how cute these Dog Paw and Chi Cupcakes are!
Diane Shankles, created these wonderful puppy paws and way cute Chi’s with love and attention to detail.
These lovely works were submitted last year and we just love them!
Diane is the owner of ChooChoo City Cakes in Rockspring Ga. and has recently opened . . . → Read More: Cupcakes with Dog Paws and Chi’s by Diane Shankles