Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ink & Batter #8: The Art Of Lainey by Paula Stokes!!


Hello everyone!! Happy Thursday & welcome once again to a new edition of Ink & Batter!

Summer has arrived and although I have many recipes that I want to try and many ideas for book inspired cupcakes, Ink & Batter is gonna be taking a bit of a breather from its weekly schedule. It's too hot to get the oven cranking and to play with fondant (it dries up too easily and gets too sticky when modeling), so unless I get a few cooler days (with summer storms and lower temperatures...) I won't be baking as much.

But, this week there's a new collection of cupcakes! And this week once again Pivot Book Reviews's Cover Puppies and Ink & Batter are synching books!

And what book is the one inspiring Becca and me this week? The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes!

 Check out Becca's Lainey Cover Puppies too!




I looked around in my liners bag and ended up settling for the lilac ones since they seem to match the colour of the back cover of the book best. When choosing decorations I had to have two, a cupcake with a mohawk (the author herself requested it) and one with a football (soccer) ball! As for the flavour, I went for chai cupcakes cause I noticed quite a few mentions of chai latte or chai tea while reading the book!
















Football (soccer) ball and jersey, some of the different locations from the book, the book that started it all and a cupcake with a mohawk! I had a blast making these! Hope you guys will like them!

Hopefully I'll get to make more if the weather isn't too horribly hot! But at the very least, be on the lookout for Deliverance cupcakes Ink & Batter on it's release week! ;)

34 comments:

  1. Ohhhh yumm I just love my chai tea, it is one of my favourites and your cupcakes are an artform! I just love the ones with the 2 cups of tea, how do you even do that? You are so creative lovely <3

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    1. Thank you, Jeann!
      These are one of my fave cupcakes cause I love me my chai too!
      I thought I had a cup mold but apparently I don't, so I had to make them by hand and they turned out pretty ok!

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  2. Haha! I love the mohawk and the coffee cupcakes most of all! So talented! Did you tag the author?! I'm sure she'd LOVE to see this!!!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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    1. I tweeted her a sneak peek and today with the link, she loved them!! *flails*

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  3. This is actually the perfect way to end before closing up for the summer! :D The Art of Lainey is such a summery book and those cupcakes remind me of summer! :P

    ahh they all look so delicious and tempting... I WANT THEM
    I am going to snatch them all if you don't mind! :D

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. Feel free to grab them all! =D Glad to hear you like them Rashika! ;)

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  4. No more Ink & Batter for a while? *SAD FACE* I totally understand though, I can't even imagine how long it takes you to do these, they're as gorgeous as always. I love those little coffee mugs. You are amazing Pili!

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    1. It's not so much the amount of work, cause I whipped this in a pair of hours, but I don't have proper AC in the house, so with the summer heat the oven is something you DON'T WANT TO USE!
      Be on the lookout for more cupcakes for sure in August (Deliverance release!)!!

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  5. These are so cool! Do you mind if I share the pictures and a link to your post on the fan Tumblr?

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    1. I don't mind at all! Feel free, Emma! =D

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  6. I have not read this one. To be honest I am not a fan of the synopsis but I have read so many good reviews for it!

    My favourite one has to be the one with the little cups on it. They are so adorable. These are so pretty as always. You are amazing when it comes to the small details of these hun! :)

    Thanks for sharing! :) xxx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

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    1. Alex, I'm not a fan of contemporaries and I've loved this one, I really recommend it!!
      THank you so much, I just love plotting and modeling everything!! =D

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  7. Football! :D Is that covered in that fondant thingy that you stretch and cut and is really sweet?
    Looking good as always :D

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    1. Yep, that's fondant, Ula! Very good eye! ;)
      Thank you!

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  8. Your tea cupcakes are just too cute! Love them - great job! =)

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  9. Those are so CUTE!! The little mugs are my favorite! And chai cupcakes, yum. I was all proud of myself for feeling the urge to make rice krispie treats, LOL.

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    1. They're not so hard to make, at least once you have the habit of baking!
      Thank you so much, Jessica!!

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  10. Oh my God! these are so cute! I don't even think I could eat one!
    Wow, you are really talented! I love them!

    Lis @ The reader lines

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    1. I have given them all away, I cannot eat them once they're decorated!
      Thank you, Lis!!

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  11. THIS IS SO PERFECT. Paula is awesome and these cupcakes...WOW. JUST. WOWWWW

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    1. Paula is brilliant and adorable!
      Thank you Nikki, so happy to hear you like them! =D

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  12. OMG, these cupcakes are just too beautiful and perfect in honour of the book! Ouu, and chai cupcakes sound amazing.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle!
      And yeah, chai cupcakes are quite delicious! =D

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  13. OMG I didn't even notice the Mohawk one! SUPER CUTE! I love love love them so much! Fabulous job, my friend! Although I'm praying you get lots of cooler days so we can collaborate more this summer! *nom nom nom* *virtually eats all the cupcakes*

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    1. YAY Mohawk! Hehehehe, when I talked to Paula on Twitter she said cupcakes with mohawks were a must!
      You know it Becca! As soon as the weather is cool I'm gonna be baking for sure!! ;)

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  14. The detail work here is EPIC. I hope you know how amazing it is as an author to see someone spend such time and care to create something so delicious in honor of my book. Thank you so much <3 Both COVER PUPPIES and LAINEY CUPCAKES are going on my FB page tomorrow for anyone who needs a little Friday fun treat :-)

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    1. Thank you so MUCH Paula!! Baking cupcakes inspired by books is mixing all my hobbies/loves together: reading, baking and photography and it's keeping me sane is the tough moments!
      Thank you so much for writing a book that inspired me to create! <3

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  15. Thanks for reminding me that I still need to read this book! I know this is a "fun" book, and I love how you capture a light. colorful "feeling" in these cupcakes. Is that intentional? I wouldn't even have to know anything about the book to get that impression just from your cupcakes. As usual, fantastic job!

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    1. WOW! Thank you so much, Stephanie!! That's quite compliment!! =D
      Yeah, I always try to capture the feel and look of a book with the cupcakes, and I'm happy to hear I succeeded with this one!

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  16. I seriously could have SWORN that I commented on this post, but as I check back now, my comment isn't here D: BLOGGER -.- Anyway. I LOVE THE SOCCER BALL ONE :D And the itty bitty jersey, love! Excellent job as always, Pili!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yeah, blogger sometimes eats the comments! I guess it was hungry after all the cupcake photos! ;)
      Thank you, Alyssa! =D

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  17. Sigh. Such awesome cupcakes :D As always. <3 They are adorable. Thank you for making and sharing Pili :D You are amazing. I have yet to read this book; but I do think it sounds pretty good :)

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      And I hope you'll read the book, I loved it!

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