Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ink & Batter #4: A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller!!


Hello everyone & Happy Thursday! Welcome to a new edition of Ink & Batter!

This week's cupcakes have been inspired by the one book I've been pushing on everyone as of late, and one of my fave debuts this year so far! A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller!

As usual now, I've teamed with the very awesome Becca from Pivot Point Reviews and so this week's Ink & Batter and her amazing feature Cover Puppies are matching!! Go check her Cover Puppies of this week NOW!!




I had been debating what recipe should I use for these cupcakes, since the book is set in Edwardian times, and after having a chat with the author via Twitter, the Lady Grey recipe was decided! Btw, Sharon Biggs Waller might be sharing the recipe for the cupcakes with you all on her website, stay tuned!



After the choice for recipe was done, all I needed were some adorable and classy cupcake liners, and I had the perfect ones already. So let the baking commence! As always, Dylan wanted to help!















Some of the ideas were a given, and others I got as I was making the fondant decorations. The mermaid in the WSPU colours was a twist on how important the Mermaid is for Vicky, and a way to represent the brooch that meant so much to her (but my modelling abilities ain't all that great!). The leaves represent the wisteria vines that Vicky used to climb down from her wall to escape her house. The yellow dress is Vicky's debut dress and next to it Vicky's beloved pinkelets. WSPU pin and banner were a must, since the Suffragettes have a big part in this story. The rowing oar is there to represent Vicky's fiance. And I couldn't leave out Vicky's art with the easel, canvas and brushes.

Hope you liked these ones guys! I had a blast working on them, and the Lady Grey buttercream is one of my favourites! ;)

Stay tuned for more book inspired cupcakes on next week's edition of Ink & Batter!

22 comments:

  1. Maria I wish I lived closer so I could come over and eat them all!!! Lol. Again u are truly talented. How much fun is it to make those!!
    <3 Brittany

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    1. It's become one of my fave hobbies now, while I read I plot cupcakes!! =D
      Thank you, Brittany!!!

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  2. THESE ARE SO GORGEOUS PILI!
    I am half tempted to move in with you and command you to bake me a batch everyday :P

    You're way too talented!

    On a side note, I had no idea that a Lady Grey flavor existed O_O!

    Thanks for sharing <3

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. You'd be welcome to move in with me once I move into my own place, Rashika! I know you wouldn't mind being surrounded by books! ;)
      Thank you sooo much!! =D
      And yep, the Lady Grey flavour was a total discovery, it's not very easy to find, here I can only find it in one shop!

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  3. I feel so honored!! You are quite the artist, Pili! They look so scrumptious. Vicky would be so proud.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon!! =D

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  4. Another batch of seriously awesome cupcakes. I have a question - How do you write those little letters?! You must have magical hands or something because if it were me I would have made a mess trying to make it coherent-looking! XD I love, love, love the yellow rose most of all. Sigh, Pili, these really are wonderful. More, more, more! ACROSS THE UNIVERSE PLEASE? ahihihi

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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    1. Thank you so much, Faye!!
      And as I told you on Twitter, edible ink pens are the secret! ;)
      I promise Across The Universe cupcakes soon-ish! I feel like I need to re-read the book thought, to get more fresh inspiration and I'd probably use the original cover, not the new ones! Loved those colours!

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  5. Deeds not words, love! The detail is so precise and intricate. My favorite is the mermaid... wait no, the one after that one. Both of them. ALL OF THEM :D

    Great job! I'll be looking forward to those Across the Universe cupcakes I see you mentioning in the previous comments ;)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa!! I so love working on these!!
      And if you ladies have any ideas for decorations for the Across The Universe cupcakes, I'm all ears!! ;)

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  6. Great work yet again!
    I got myself some icing equipment now, so I'll play with it soon :D

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    1. Welcome to the sugarcraft world! Beware, it is very addicting!! =D

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  7. Oh, how I love your cupcakes. THEY ARE GORGEOUS. And omg. Little mermaid :D So cute. Sigh. Thank you for making and sharing sweetie. <3 I love looking at these posts of yours :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Carina!
      I enjoy so much plotting and baking and decorating the cupcakes! And I'm so happy that you love them!

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  8. Wow, that mermaid was super pretty and so are the rest of your cupcakes! I love them so much Pili, how do you bear to eat them? That is so cool how you were chatting with the author on Twitter about them too!

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    1. I don't eat them, Jeann! I cannot! I give them away to people so I don't have to see them eating my babies! ;)
      And Sharon was so enthusiastic about the cupcakes!! She even e-mailed me telling me she has shared the photos with her agent and publicist!! *ALL THE FLAILS*

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  9. Oh my god. You've out-done yourself this week! They are so beautiful! <33333
    The one with the little yellow flower is so adorable! But I think my favourite would have to either be the mermaid or the yellow dress because both of them are fantastic!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Samantha!! =D I'm so happy you cannot easily pick a favourite!!

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  10. These are SO lovely. You did a fantastic job, and you came up with some great ideas, beyond the obvious. I especially love the art one, even if it IS the most obvious. :)

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    1. Even if obvious, it had to be there, hadn't it?
      Thank you for all the comments, Steph!!

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  11. I love when you do this!! If only you lived closer so I could eat one of these!!

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