Happy Thursday everyone! Welcome to a new edition of Ink & Batter!
This week's cupcakes are inspired by one amazing book with one hell of a beautiful cover, and as much as I've tried, I don't think I've done justice to the absolute beauty that is The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski!
As Becca had already done a version of this stunning cover for her Cover Puppies, she's doing a different cover this week, but do check Gentry being as gorgeous as Krestel HERE! Puppies in dresses for the win!
Since I was already making red velvet mini-cupcakes to test the recipe for my friend's wedding, I thought they'd be perfect for the colour scheme of the book and chose brown lines to match the cover since the base is brown flooring. And I did my best to give the impression of the dress with the coloured icing!
I had quite a few ideas for decorations to make for these (like the piano, the daggers and the Bite & Sting tiles) but I asked Marie on Twitter and she asked her followers in turn, so some of these are also their suggestions, like the boat! I also tried hand modeling a krestel, but making birds of prey is out of my abilities!
The daggers & tiles, along with the piano and notes are for Krestel; the scroll horseshoe & hammer are for Arin's stint as slave blacksmith; the boat, anchor and rope for Krestel's escape; the wine cup and tie are for the party that started it all; and the sword and money bag for both the money that bought Arin and the one that saved Kestrel and swords that started the rebellion.
I hope you'll love these cupcakes, guys! I tweeted a sneak peek of them a while back and Marie said she loved them, so I'm beyond happy!
Next week I'll be back with more book inspired cupcakes, so stay tuned for even more Ink & Batter, guys!
Pili!!!!! Your cupcakes just keep getting prettier! I LOVE these! They're all stunning, but I particularly love the dagger one, it fits the cover so well:) Can't wait to see what gorgeous thinks you bake up next!ReplyDelete
Thank you sooooo much, Jenny!!! I'm already plotting new recipes!! I'm gonna be baking this weekend for more recipes & posts!! ;)Delete
I love your Ink and Batter posts!!! I have yet to read this book, but want to so bad. Beautiful cupcakes!ReplyDelete
Oh you have to, Lisa! It's an amazing book!!Delete
Again, these look so nice, too pretty to eat! Who destroys this after you're done shooting? :D Great job as always ;)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ula! One of my besties got these as her birthday present! ;)Delete
You've topped yourself, again, and yes, you do the cover justice! I love how the colors in the icing swirl together. They look like roses. I think my favorites might be the sword and the dagger, only because you don't normally expect to see them on pretty cupcakes. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you sooooo much Stephanie!! =DDelete
Awesome cupcakes yet again, Pili! I love them so much :) I totally got the WINNER'S CURSE vibe from it. I especially love the last one! Look at the details of that goblet and how it seems to sparkle! Great job again, Pili!!! :D :D Can you come to the Philippines now and make some for the booknerds here? Ahihihi <3ReplyDelete
Faye at The Social Potato Reviews
You've just given me an idea, Faye! I'll travel the world paying with my cupcakes for lodge and food! ;)Delete
Thanks a lot!!
The gorgeous cupcakes aside, those fondant decorations are beautiful Pili! They are so detailed and so beautifully articulated.. I am just staring at them with an open mouth...ReplyDelete
I have absolutely no idea how you do it, Pili! You're so gosh-darn talented! I wish you'd move here just so I could come over and then you could fatten me up ^_^
Thank you for sharing these with us as always :)
Rashika @ The Social Potato
Thank you so much, Rashika!Delete
Playing with fondant is a way to relax and de-stress for me, and many things can be done with special molds, cutters and whatever modelling ability you might have!
I wish I could have you has next door neighbour to swap books, ARCs and have you eat all the cupcakes so I could make more!!
You are so good at these! :) You have done it again!ReplyDelete
The details on these are so beautiful!
The music themed one is wonderful. The piano and the music notes are so well done! :)
Thanks for sharing lovely! :D xxx
Alex @ The Shelf Diaries
Thank you so much Alex!! =DDelete
Molds and cutters help a lot when my hands aren't deft enough too! ;)
Do you know that your pictures are bad for my wasteline!? They set off my sweet tooth something fierce! These are beautiful. i love the swirled frosting too but thats the norm for u girl! and how great is cover puppies I think its my new fav feature!ReplyDelete
<3 Britt @ please feed the bookworm
Sorry not sorry! ;) Thank you Britt!Delete
And isn't it super brilliant and adorable?? Becca is so talented! Thursdays have to be my fave days cause I share my cupcakes and I get to see what new amazingness she's made with her pups!
I LOVEEEEEE this book so much and these cupcakes are so perfect! I STILL don't understand how you do all this!! Oh my gosh.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nikki!! So happy to hear you love them all!! =DDelete
The knife, I love it! All of these are really well-decorated! Perfect cupcakes for a perfect book :DReplyDelete
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
*grins widely* So happy to hear you love them! Thanks Alyssa!Delete
Oh my goodness, Pili!!! These are SO dang creative! I loved The Winner's Curse, and I bet I'd love to nom on those pretty cupcakes, too! You have some great talent, girl!ReplyDelete
Thank you sooo much Melissa!! =D They were pretty yummy too, btw! ;)Delete
Oh my gosh, Pili! The dagger! Bite and Sting! That is my absolute favorite one. I like the wine one, too! Wow. You did a wonderful job of matching the colors to the cover and picking out items from the book. Love it, love it, love it. And obviously, I love this feature.ReplyDelete
Wendy @ The Midnight Garden
Thank you so much, Wendy! I'm so happy to hear you think I did justice to this stunning cover!Delete
I am kind of in awe right now. More than "kind of" actually. WELL DONE. And also, way to multitask ;) Great post!ReplyDelete
Jessica @ Rabid Reads
Thank you so much Jessica!! =DDelete
Oh, how I love this. Thank you so much for making and sharing sweetie :D I LOVE THEM. This book is perfect, hih. <3 And these cupcakes fit so well with the story :) Sigh. Perfect. <3ReplyDelete
YAY! Thank you so much sweetie! I'm so happy you loved them! =DDelete
You are so talented! The cupcakes look amazing (and very, very yummy). :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Kaitlin!! =DDelete