“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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Oh I love this one..how cute...yummy

Here you go. The finalists... :-)

This is my cupcake which I made for my eating area of the kitchen.  It is mixed media.  . .  I used newspaper and an old cookbook for the "frosting" of cake recipes . . .and the pictures in the cookbook for the "cake" part.  The bottom of the canvas are a collage of crossword puzzles which I work on while I drink my morning coffee.  I used stencils in the background and gave the entire picture a coat of acrylic or watercolor paint.  I sprinkled tiny beads and glitter on the frosting.  It is large - 24 by 36 inches

This is sooooo cool Barb....thx for joining the challenge...what a creative piece!
 Barbara Davis said:

This is my cupcake which I made for my eating area of the kitchen.  It is mixed media.  . .  I used newspaper and an old cookbook for the "frosting" of cake recipes . . .and the pictures in the cookbook for the "cake" part.  The bottom of the canvas are a collage of crossword puzzles which I work on while I drink my morning coffee.  I used stencils in the background and gave the entire picture a coat of acrylic or watercolor paint.  I sprinkled tiny beads and glitter on the frosting.  It is large - 24 by 36 inches

Now isn't this the most cutest?!!!....jus adorable Janet....so glad you could join the challenge! btw, I did an earlier piece somewhat in this style (the female form) but cant seem to find it....I will keep looking...LOL
 
Janet Baxter said:

Here you go. The finalists... :-)

Cute Janet, nice job! Very nice job Barbara!  So happy both of you joined our challenge!

OK so here's something I did in 2007...my cupcake colouring page...

Pat said:

Cute Janet, nice job! Very nice job Barbara!  So happy both of you joined our challenge!

Janet~~This is such a cute drawing. Love it!! Thanks for sharing~~Wray

Janet Baxter said:

Here you go. The finalists... :-)

Hi Barbara~~I love this vibrancy of your cupcake~~Wray

Barbara Davis said:

This is my cupcake which I made for my eating area of the kitchen.  It is mixed media.  . .  I used newspaper and an old cookbook for the "frosting" of cake recipes . . .and the pictures in the cookbook for the "cake" part.  The bottom of the canvas are a collage of crossword puzzles which I work on while I drink my morning coffee.  I used stencils in the background and gave the entire picture a coat of acrylic or watercolor paint.  I sprinkled tiny beads and glitter on the frosting.  It is large - 24 by 36 inches


Hi Tiffany~~I love your approach to the cupcake challenge. It reminds me of drawings that was done for Dr. Seusus' books.
Tiffany Breimann said:

Love cupcakes...mmm! ♥

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

Wow Gail, awesome awesome job!!! Outstanding!

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