Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Photos: Defiance by CJ Redwine inspired cupcakes!!

Hi there again!

Remember the cupcakes I was thankful yesterday for being inspired to make? Well, here you can read all about half of them! ;)

This Friday Photos is the result of my brain wave & inspiration yesterday to take part on a contest!

What contest you may be wondering? Well, as it happens, CJ Redwine the author of one of my favourite books from last year, Defiance, is hosting a contest on her blog for the chance to win an annotated ARC of the next book in the series, Deception! Getting any ARC is super cool (Advance Reader Copy) since the book doesn't come out till August, but an annotated one? That's like 10 times cooler!

The contest called for us the readers to create something inspired by Defiance, be it a poem, photos, a cake... and even though I'm thinking of also trying to get some photography inspired by the book done, I just got the idea of baking some cupcakes!

I wasn't too sure of how to decorate them, so I decided to re-read the book last night and instantly started getting ideas! So this morning I was up bright and early with plenty of energy and super excited to start baking and decorating!

 Yeah, those are all the tools involved... a wee bit of a mess!

The cupcakes recipe is for lemon cake cupcakes, since lemon cake is Rachel's (the main character) favourite dessert, with a lemon buttercream, with fondant decorations.

And then it was time to start piping the frosting to then decide how to distribute all the fondant decorations I had made.

Celtic knots, ribbons with initials, sticky buns, a wrapped parcel and leaves from the forest, it all has a significance in the book. I wanted to include one of the "Cursed Ones" but my modelling abilities are not up to par for a wingless dragon creature yet!

The Celtic knots might be my favourite part, I love how they look and I love using the stencils with fondant!

 Don't they look cool? I love those designs! Also, I spent quite some time trying to get a fondant colour that would match the cover colour! Yay for gel colours! At one point my hands were looking as if an unicorn had barfed on them, so many colours! I think after all the hand washing and the dish washing I got rid of all of them...

So there you go! Those are half the cupcakes that kept me busy and happy yesterday. Whatcha think? They're not poetry, but I think they look quite awesome, even if I say so myself! Wish me luck on the contest!


  1. WOW! I can't bake to save my life, but these are really fantastic! They look all wonderful and professional. I'll be very surprised if you don't win the contest. ;) Best of luck!

  2. Haha about the unicorn barfing on your hands part! I literally LOL'd when I read that, but WOW! Pili, these are SO AMAZING!! They look absolutely fantastic! I really really love the celtic knots! They are so beautiful, and they match the cover perfectly!! I wish I was this talented with decorating cupcakes!!!!!!! Do you have any other cupcakes you have made inspired by books?? If not, you should consider doing a regular post, because this is awesome, and I would LOVE to see more!!!!! WONDERFUL & AMAZING job, girl!! These completely rock!! <33

    1. Thank you so much, Becca!! *blushes*
      I love decorating cupcakes and I do plan on making more!! I have quite a few more ideas, and also made some inspired by Incarnate and Asunder by Jodi Meadows!

    2. WOO HOO! I seriously CANNOT wait until you make some more!! I am counting down the seconds! I LOVED your Incarnate and Asunder cupcakes as well! But I think these are my favorite!! :)

    3. Since I'm leaving for vacation soon I won't have time to make any till March, but then... I pretty promise more!


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