Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cupcake art

I have finally got over a nasty cold/sore throat that I had been fighting (and mostly losing) for about 2 weeks. As a result, I haven't felt much like baking. I did make 4 big pots of soup over that time, and I ate lots of poached eggs. Thursday I baked for the first time in a while, but you'll have to wait a few days to see what I made. It's worth the wait, trust me. Have I ever steered you wrong? However, while I was lying on the sofa and generally moping, others were busy. Most excitingly, one of my photos from the summer was turned into a print by Lisa Orgler of The Lunchbox Project. Lisa paints pictures of food and I love her quirky style. She asked for submissions of cupcakes for a poster she's putting together, and she chose mine! Here it is, with my original photo beside it. Here's the link to the original post, with recipe.

In other news, I spent the day yesterday making a birthday cake for my mother's surprise party tomorrow. It's a 2-layer, 12" vanilla genoise with raspberry and vanilla buttercreams. I will try to get a photo, but it's hidden in her garage, frozen solid. And, my Escher salamander cookies showed up in Not So Humble Pie's science cookie roundup #8. Check it out here.


Valerie Gamine said...

Mary, I hope you feel better soon. Nothing is worse than being all clogged up and miserable and cold while everyone else is celebrating. If those poached egges were from the same recipe you used for the Daring Cooks, then you should be back to 100% in no time! Eggs are so healthy. are sugary, delicious-looking cupcakes. Congratulations on making it onto The Lunchbox Project, I love Lisa's blog!

Take care! Can't wait to see that potential picture of your mom's birthday cake. :D

Anonymous said...

Hope you getting better soon to enjoy the holiday season!

Beth said...

I love your Escher cookies. How fabulous is that?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got over your cold. I just recovered from one myself! Congratulations on having your photo turned into a print! Lisa's artwork is not showing on your blog but I went to her website to have a look. Her work is fantastic, perfect for any kitchen!

Valérie said...

I hope you feel better soon, Mary! In the meantime, those Escher cookies are seriously clever and cool!

A Canadian Foodie said...

How terrible to be ill! I am glad you are recovering. I am just recovering from a bout of 24 hour flu and any illness this time of year take a lot out of you, doesn't it? Glad you are on the mend. The cupcake is sweet - and I have never heard of the other site. Will have to check it out. More importantly - your cookies are ultra fab! How did you get the edges decorated to perfectly...? I have tried that outlining the cookies and filling them in to get that same look. Is that what you did? Mine never works. Must be my icing recipe. Help?
I love how they all fit together like a puzzle. Such fun.
Well, five more days... now that you are well... you will be scrambling to get the last minute preparations done! Me too! But, I love it.

cocoa and coconut said...

Glad you are feeling better! And just in time for Christmas and all its busy festivities!

Those cupcakes are delicious there a recipe?