I don't know if you guys know this, but Martha Stewart is having a Cupcake contest!!! They want you to upload photos of unique and cute cupcakes and they will pick winners, give prizes and show the winners on her show.
SO YOU KNOW I HAD TO DO IT!!
Here are the ones I uploaded tonight. The first of course, is BLUE. I thought of this when I was falling asleep - the sugar cubes as little presents on top of the cupcake. Providence delivered a blue icing that was precisely the color of my french blue sprinkles I got for an occasion I no longer remember.
The second one, since they encouraged photographic elements that enhanced your cupcake presentation is called "If Monet Made Cupcakes..." tee hee. So I made "haystacks" by shaping a cone out of an extra cupcake, sticking it on the first cupcake with frosting and then piping a mixture of vanilla and chocolate ice cream with a touch of yellow foodcoloring. I stuck these cupcakes on an impressionist background and then added some lighting effects to make it look like the sun was setting on my cupcake haystacks.
I have to say - I really appreciate cake decorators. Even doing a completely amateur, sloppy job is very difficult. The real artists are really artists. Next time you eat a beautiful confection, give a little thanks to the patience and love it took!!!