“IN YOUR STYLE” - CUPCAKE(S) CHALLENGE - 31-03-2014

 
 
Yummy! Do you like cupcakes? Well, if you do, you will love this sweet challenge. But first, lets see how these delicious decadent desserts came to satisfy our sweet tooth. (The following history is excerpted from Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake)
 
The first mention of the cupcake can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of "a cake to be baked in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. The earliest documentation of the term cupcake was in "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats" in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook.
 
In  the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name cup cake or cupcake. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has remained, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup. While English fairy cakes vary in size more than American cupcakes, they are traditionally smaller and are rarely topped with elaborate icing.
 
The other kind of "cup cake" referred to a cake whose ingredients were measured by volume, using a standard-sized cup, instead of being weighed. Recipes whose ingredients were measured using a standard-sized cup could also be baked in cups; however, they were more commonly baked in tins as layers or loaves. In later years, when the use of volume measurements was firmly established in home kitchens, these recipes became known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, so called because they are made up of four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and four eggs. They are plain yellow cakes, somewhat less rich and less expensive than pound cake, due to using about half as much butter and eggs compared to pound cake. The names of these two major classes of cakes were intended to signal the method to the baker; "cup cake" uses a volume measurement, and "pound cake" uses a weight measurement.
 
So, did you all enjoy this bit of nostalgia of how this sweet pastry came into our lives? Now here's where the fun comes in. We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create an incredible art piece "In Your Style".
 
This challenge is open to all artists, whatever your medium.
 
When completed, please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.
There is no deadline and there is no limit to the number of pieces you may post.
Just have fun with this challenge and let your imagination soar! We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art created by this one reference/inspiration photo. Now start creating!

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Thank you Barbara...youre much too kind...

Very nice Wray!!!...thanx for joining the challenge!
 
Wraymona Low said:

Cupcake done in my usual medium of Black Sharpies and added Silver and Gold for fun. Wray~~~

LOL Sally...so glad you like my art...I really appreciate that...and I would love to share my techniques with you even tho we're far apart...
 
Sally Widmer said:

Nelson, I'm so in love with your art! This is just adorable!!! If you weren't so far away I'd ask for lessons!!

You never told me your techniques...please include me...lol

Ha ha Mz Pat...maybe technique wasn't the right term....LOL...I just draw and colour but I like to layer the colours and I am taking my time when colouring or putting down the lines...Im trying to cultivate patience....LOL...if others can take a week or more to complete a piece, I can do the same....hahahahha...lets see how long this thinking will last huh?

Uh. Nelson. Have you ever thought that it's your art technique (not taking your time) that makes your art exactly what we enjoy?

I LOVE it!!!!! So cute and colourful! Really love your work Nelson :)

Love cupcakes...mmm! ♥

Originally done in Sharpie, coloured in Photoshop; background is watercolour pencil and micron pen edited in Photoshop.

Ha ha Wray....I think you've got something there....thx for pointing that out...LOL
 
Wraymona Low said:

Uh. Nelson. Have you ever thought that it's your art technique (not taking your time) that makes your art exactly what we enjoy?

This is such a unique twist to the challenge...luvin' it!!!...Thank you for joining the challenge Tiffany!
 Tiffany Breimann said:

Love cupcakes...mmm! ♥

Originally done in Sharpie, coloured in Photoshop; background is watercolour pencil and micron pen edited in Photoshop.

Awwwww thank you sooooomuch Patricia for the wonderful and encouraging comment....I really do appreciate it!
 
Patricia Kim Worsley said:

I LOVE it!!!!! So cute and colourful! Really love your work Nelson :)



Nelson Failing said:

Awwwww thank you sooooomuch Patricia for the wonderful and encouraging comment....I really do appreciate it!
 
Patricia Kim Worsley said: You are very welcome!!

I LOVE it!!!!! So cute and colourful! Really love your work Nelson :)

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