This latest design is decorated with delicate ribbon, an embossed fondant blanket, and several hand-painted gumpaste figures of childhood toys.
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This design project was a true experiment and learning process… the “Dark Knight” mask is made of Rice Krispie Treats covered in modeling chocolate (modeled to look like the mask), covered again in vanilla fondant, and then hand-painted with food coloring. It’s sitting on a “brick wall” of vanilla fondant distressed and airbrushed to resemble a wall.
Okay, I fully intended to keep these pics under wraps until the new site goes up, but I can’t wait! These are just a few sneak peeks of the new photographs being shot for the Wicked Cakes website by my dear friend Whitney of Whitney Lee Photography here in Austin. I’m doing a full update to the site later this year, and Whitney’s photography of my cakes will take center stage. Hope you like them! I’m in love with Whitney’s photos - check out more of her work at whitneyleephotography.com.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and sampled cupcakes from Wicked Cakes at the Cupcake Smackdown last weekend… it was a true pleasure meeting everyone! We’ve had some great responses over the last week in the blogosphere… here are a few of the wonderful notes we’ve seen!
Upstairs on the rooftop was where are the goodies were and where I ran into Peter Tsai, food blogger, photographer, and engineer (For serious!) who was also a judge at this event. I asked him what cupcake he recommended. He pointed at the yellow cupcake from Wicked Cakes, a cupcake and cake catering company. He likened them to HEB cupcakes which prompted me add HEB cupcakes to my next HEB grocery list. I picked the chocolate with peanut butter cream icing. I don’t usually enjoy icing as most are just too starchy, thick, and too sweet for me but the peanut butter cream was light, fluffy, and HEAVENLY. I gobbled the whole thing up icing and all. It’s too bad they don’t have a storefront I can just buy a couple of cupcakes as I wish. But definitely, if you’re having an event and want cupcakes catered, call Wicked and then invite me over.
New Media Lab
The New Media Lab did a great article on how the event was promoted via Social Media/Networking, making it a huge success. Wicked Cake’s cupcakes are featured in the photo reel at the top. Enjoy!
Foodie is the New Forty
Foodie is the New Forty was kind enough to include a sweet pic and comment about our chocolate cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting and little yellow sugar daisy!
Here are some additional places where Wicked Cakes showed up in some gorgeous photos… thanks, everyone!
What a fantastic and wonderfully crazy day! The first ever Cupcake Smackdown was this past Saturday here in Austin, TX at the One-2-One bar downtown. Jennie Chen, from MisoHungryNow.com, organized a fantastic day for cupcake and dog-lovers alike. With more than 1000 attendees reported, more than 700 cupcakes, and loads of pups, the Smackdown was full of cupcake-loving energy.
Wicked Cakes had the great opportunity to sell a variety of Wicked Cupcakes benefiting the Food & Wine Foundation of Texas. We had an absolute blast interacting with the crowd, selling delicious treats and hanging with new friends from Cupprimo, L’s Cupcake Cafe, The Cupcake Bar, Walton’s Fancy & Staple, and Hill Country Cupcakes.
Thanks so much for everyone’s kind words and support this week leading up to the Cupcake Smackdown 1.0! It was a great experience all around, and the event yesterday was a huge hit! I have more info & pics coming, but here is a teaser pic of the cupcakes that were shown on-air on Friday morning on Fox 7’s Good Day Austin. Enjoy!