Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dirty Cupcake

This was for Jenn's Dare to get Dirty Challenge Seeing the inspiration piece made me have to have cupcakes...or maybe that has something to do with the fact that I am 8 months pregnant. In any case, I had to try a few things out to combine my stamping and new cake decorating skills.

The wrap was done using my Cricut and the Accent Essentials Cartridge. I really like the flourishes, but if I ever make a cupcake wrap again, it will not be such a detailed design. Then I frosted the cupcake and used my Priceless flourish to make an impression in the frosting. I went over the impression with black icing.....don't ever use black icing if you don't have to, it is messy and tastes gross, and stains, but I was committed to this project and wanted to do it right, so I suffered for my passion.

Here are a few additional photo's for you.

This is the wrap I designed using my Cricut Design Studio Software.

This is the wrap on the cupcake tied on with Certain Celery grosgrain ribbon.

Here is the finished project. I should have been a little more patient and let the frosting set up just a bit more before stamping the impression into it, but it was getting late and I have spent 2 days on this project so I was getting anxious to finish up.


I would love to hear what you think :)