Wednesday, October 8, 2008

VeganMoFo: You're Either In or You're Out

There's only one week left until the season finale of Project Runway. And there is still one more round of eliminations tonight! In anticipation, I designed cupcakes for a piece from each of the designers Bryant Park collection. Below they are lined up for judging with Heidi, Michael, and Nina. Tim Gunn is scurrying around in the background to give advice.
Kenley vs. the World - She is known for her 50's style dresses and of course her headpiece with feathers. You can't see the headpiece on the model in this photo, but trust me, she has one. This cupcake employs a frosting layering technique, with the feathered texture achieved by a #67 tip. Hometown favorite Jerell (he's from Houston!) - He is known for his detailed eclectic designs that are always glamorous. This cupcake is styled with a layer of dark chocolate ganash and embellished with silver dragees and gold luster dust stripes and swirls.
Rooted Korto - She is known for her classic designs mixed with tribal details, always using rich textures and colors. This cupcake highlights those bold colors and uses a variety of piping techniques.
Organic Leanne - She is known for getting "back to the Earth" with her structural and sophisticated designs. This cupcake starts with swirls of frosting and is lined with oversized confetti dots and accented with a silver dragee.
So who do you think is the winner? And remember, with cupcake fashion, one day you're in and the next day you're out. Auf wiedersehen!

44 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

HELL YES FOR PROJECT RUNWAY!!! My parents and I are soooo rooting for Korto.

Vaala said...

I am totally loving your themed VeganMofo posts. Always entertaining and the food always looks awesome :)

Jes said...

!!!!!!! I LOVE them! So cute! So perfect! So tasty looking! I can't wait to catch up on the show tomorrow--I don't have cable and have to wait till it's on YouTube. :(

allularpunk said...

i LOVE these! i like leanne's cupcake the best... and i like leanne best too, so! such an AWESOME idea!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love them all, but the second cupcake-- so elegant!-- is definitely my favorite.

Ricki said...

Afraid I don't watch the show, but I'm sure there's nothing there that could match your cupcakes! I LOVE that tribally-inspired one (chocolate, of course) :) So creative and beautiful!

sweetpotato said...

Woah!! These are AWESOME.

Amey said...

oh my god Vegan Noodle!
this post is insanely perfect. Really now... how are the rest of us bloggers supposed to keep up with THIS?! Can't wait for proj run, I'm a 100% Leanne fan, but I like Jerrel too.

ps. just learned that there's a brand new vegan restaurant in Palo Alto. I'll get you the info!

evestirs said...

dude, awesome!

i like everyone really, but i love Leanne's designs...

how'd you get the photos of their designs already? i'm watching it right now...very sneaky!

tofufreak said...

love the cupcakes! very intricate designing :D

i love the organic leanne cupcake as well as the jerell cupcake. they are all so lovely!!

Liz said...

This is so creative and even though I'm not a big runway follower, it brought a big smile to my face!

Foodeater said...

These are all so adorable... go Korto!!!

I'm glad you didn't have to create a cupcake for that tan dude. The whole thing would have just had to be all orange :)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

another great post idea! I haven't even been following this season, but I love these cupcakes.

the little one said...

Okay, I think there should be a best MoFoer award and you should win it, but heck, I'm getting a bit tired of voting for you for every award. Just kidding! You don't even tell us who you're voting for. Maybe you just want to keep CC guessing?

...barbara... said...

beautiful idea...
those cupcakes do look like they should have legs and walk though....flippin sexy...

aTxVegn said...

I'm not watching the show, but I know stylin' cupcakes when I see them - very creative and beautifully done!

shellyfish said...

This post is hilarious Amanda! I watched the first two episodes this summer when I was in the US and it was a scream - I think You're the winner with these beautiful cuppers!

michelle said...

This is amazing! Leanne all the way!!

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful. My favorites are Number 2 and Number 4. MOM

Kelly said...

The "Organic Leanne" completely captures her wave-inspired line! What a delightful - and creative - idea. :)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I vote for Leanne, of course! I adore her cupcake & this is such a cool idea!

Ashley said...

These are pretty much the best cupcakes ever. You're so creative!

Vegan On Stage said...

not only am i obsessed with this show but im obsessed with your cupcakes!!!! I HOPE LEANNE wins!!!! i love her style and i love her wave inspiration!

Vegan On Stage said...

not only am i obsessed with this show but im obsessed with your cupcakes!!!! I HOPE LEANNE wins!!!! i love her style and i love her wave inspiration!

B36Kitchen said...

Incredible!

jessy said...

AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my vote is for Organic Leanne! yay! they're all so gorgeous!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Where do you get your fantastic ideas for your blog. I think I am missing something important in my brain. I can't seem to be the least bit creative! Well, at least I can follow a recipe. :o(

yasmin said...

So creative, and the cupcakes look gorgeous. My favorite is the third - the resemblance to the dress is uncanny.

Happy Herbivore! said...

HOLY #!^@$^@$^$! And the Winner of Project Cupcake? VEGAN NOODLE!

Ruthie said...

Amanda

You have lost it.

It's great.

Ruthie

Leigh said...

First of all: YOU.ARE.AWESOME.

Second: I can't believe Jerell is gone! I was so sure he would win it all. Now I'm rooting for Korto.

Susan G said...

I like organic leanne - the dress and the cupcake!

vegannifer said...

There is nothing to say except this is one of the most creative posts I've ever seen! Terrific job!

The Food Librarian said...

These are so fantastic! I love Mousey-girl's cupcake! All are fabulous. You are too creative for words.

Bianca said...

You are just too awesome for words! These are adorable. Great idea! Unfortunately, I only have 19 channels so I don't get Bravo. But I do love when I can catch Project Runway on someone else's TV....since I know nothing about this season's designers except for what you've told me, I'm picking Leanne based on her cupcake...which looks the most similar to her model's dress.

shawna said...

Am I the only one who finds Kenley's irritating attitude fascinating?

I vote for her cupcake :)

Cody said...

Ha. I love the last two. What a cute idea.

Animal-Friendly said...

AWESOME!! I love Project Runway (even though season has seemed a disappointing to me, but maybe I'm the only one...) and your cupcakes look gorgeous! I would take one of those over the actual clothes any day.

Theresa said...

I love the colours of Rooted Korto, but the swirlyness of Organic Leanne. I would eat any of those cupcakes (and maybe you should give some to those skinny models, too!)

laura! said...

your posts never fail to make me smile, they are so creative and fun! I am a huge bitch too and filled with only somewhat tempered. So anyway, your blog is something special!

AS FOR THE CUPCAKES, Kenley annoys the hell out of me but i'm a total sucker for her fake 50's dresses. I want to own them all and walk around looking ridiculous. It's my destiny. The cupcake is delightful too!

jessica~ said...

Gah! That's clever! I love Organic Leanne (both the cupcake and on the show). I do think Tim's cupcake could use a bit more flair though...

:)

Liz² said...

amazing!! leanne's is perfection, and wait, no they're all good! what a cute idea. :OOO

and I'm just catching up on the blog world right now - you've been eating so well! that pistachio dish from greens looks especially cool.

pixiepine said...

You are incredibly impressive! And with cupcakes, everyone wins!!

Kelly said...

Oh my god these are genius!!!! They make me so happy. If you had made cupcakes for the designers with "decoy" collections the suade cupcake could have talked in third person. Seriously though, so cute. I love the cupcake you made for LeAnne and am very excited she won.