Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fabric and Fondant

It's time for another Work-In-Progress Wednesday! This week I'm focusing on fondant and fabric, my two weapons of choice when it comes to creating lately.

I finished up sewing my sun and surf halter top with the help of my Sew Crafty peeps. I love the fabric and can't wait to wear this around the beach when summer rolls around. To celebrate, I of course brought cupcakes. I made the VCTOTW S'mores cupcakes but added a chocolate ganache layer beneath the frosting to add extra chocolatey flavor and added ricemallow cream to the frosting (both tips courtesy of Conscious Kitchen). The ganache was still warmy when I frosted them, so they ended up being all gooey.... just like a good s'more should be!

Another completed project started off with making what looked like packing peanuts to one of my Flickr commenters! These are actually handmade fondant bows. Unfinished bows on the left, finished ones on the right. I had to make 72 of these little bows....
To go on top of 72 cupcakes! These were for a Breakfast at Tiffany's-themed bridal shower. Half chocolate and half vanilla, both with cream cheese frosting tinted that signature blue color.
Here is a close up shot of the cupcakes. Apparently they were the hit of the party!
Now for a few current projects involving fondant and fabric.... This hula print really made me giggle when I saw it so I'm using it to make someone else smile on their birthday. Can't reveal any more than that right now, more to come later.
And here is a fondant giraffe that I'm working on as I type this for a banana first birthday cake. Assembly will take place tomorrow. Now just trying to decide on a coordinating border color to pipe on the cake. I'm thinking brown? Or is that too blah? Future projects: the WIP stitch along, blankets to donate to the Snuggles project, and an apron!

36 comments:

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

ohmygod, those cupcakes! So adorable!

Love the apron, too.

VeggieGirl said...

ADORABLE!!

Animal-Friendly said...

The bows on those cupcakes are PERFECT!

Jes said...

Those cupcakes are so adorable! And the halter top looks perfect for the beach!

Katy said...

Those cupcakes are so cute!!! You're so talented!

The s'mores cupcakes were the first ones I ever made from VCTOTW. I bet the chocolate ganache was awesome!

jodye said...

The Tiffany cupcakes are so gorgeous! I love the giraffe, too, but where's the purple tongue?!

aTxVegn said...

Wow, those bow cupcakes are beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished birthday cake. The giraffe looks perfect!

River said...

Your halter top is so cute!!

I have no words for the Tiffany cupcakes. Awesome? Fabulous? Fantastic? Amazing? Nah, I need a bigger word!!

A giraffe cake! Adorable!

Vegan On Stage said...

OMG TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ON EARTH... Cupcakes... and TIFFANYS!!!

Carrie said...

That giraffe is adorable!!!

Em said...

looks fun!

Happy Vegan lady said...

The cupcakes look superb! They look too good to eat (that's definitely a big problem I have when it comes to beautifully iced and decorated confectionery). The giraffe is very cute too.

shellyfish said...

I L-O-V-E that hula fabric! So cute! And you know how I feel about that halter! Now, we need to make a date so you can help me make some fondant dinos for Guppy's birthday. If I can't get some dino love on her cake (or cuppers) I'm gonna be in big trouble!

Catherine said...

All of your projects, edible or otherwise, look fantastic! That hula girl fabric is hilarious!

What about a green border on the giraffe cake?

Virginia said...

those cupcakes are too adorable!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I love your bow cupcakes!!!

DJ said...

Outstanding - everything is outstanding! I can't wait to see what this giraffe cake looks like!

allularpunk said...

your halter top is so freaking cute! love it :) and all those wonderful cupcakes... you are one multi-talented gal. love the little giraffe buddy... can't wait to see that cake! maybe you could do a light tannish peanut butter frosting for the piping. peanut butter and bananas go perfect together and that way the brown isn't too dark or dull. good luck!

julie hasson said...

You're so talented! Inspiring post and stunning cupcakes!

Kati said...

Ooh I love that fabric, and those fondant creations are out of this world! I can definitely see why the cuppies were the hit of the party. 72, wow.

Bianca said...

You are just Crafty McCrafterson lately! I love everything — the shirt, the Breakfast at Tiffaney's cuppies (best movie ever!), and the giraffe. And thank you so much for that tip about adding ricemellow creame to the smores cupcakes frosting. I've made those before, but I wish I'd thought of that. I love ricemellow cream...it's a staple at my house.

Anonymous said...

Busy girl! At least it's fun stuff you get to make. Those bows look great on those cupcakes. Also I really like the hula fabric can't wait to see what you are making!

Vegan Girl (Roni Seabury) said...

Amanda you never cease to amaze me. Love your top and the Tiffany Cupcakes are so ingenious. Just really love your blog.

the little one said...

Okay, so I'm totally going to start saying . . .
"Well, I knew her (in blogland) when . . " You're a star now Amanda.

Aubrey said...

love the cupcakes, so cute! I really really like the giraffe. I think brown would be great. Or maybe a bright green? I bet whatever you do will be adorable. I've been so intimidated to make fondant animals, but I think I'm being inspired here...

Hannah said...

Very impressive! I've still never worked with fondant, but I know it takes some skill to wrangle.

Lil Lady Les said...
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Lil Lady Les said...

hello! i am the bride-to-be and one of the recipients of those fantastic Breakfast at Tiffany's cupcakes! i can absolutely confirm that they were indeed the hit of the party! i love that our non-vegan guests were blown away when i told them eggs and milk weren't needed to create something so decadent. thank you for creating the absolute perfect cupcake for our wedding shower. we loved them!

~leslie

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) said...

What an adorable apron! And the cupcakes are beautiful!

Holler said...

Your cupcakes look amazing Amanda and that giraffe is so cute. I really need to get some icing tips from you.

VeganCowGirl said...

Nummy! Those cuppies look so great (both sets!), and I too am digging the hula print - do it up! Lucky birthday boy/girl!

tahinitoo said...

Hooray for another successful sewing project! I feel like I've seen that fabric someplace, but I have no idea where!

Your cupcakes are absolutely perfect. Did you start a small baking business? Did you post about this? Did I not see it? Either way, you execute your passions well!!!

The giraffe is sweeter than ever, I don't know if I could eat him!

VEGAN TICKLES said...

Wow..I wish I could bake and decorate sweets like you...... cupcakes are beautiful.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Giiirl, you are just too talented!

Brandie said...

AH! Those cupcakes! What did you use to dye the blue? And how long did 72 of those lil bows take!?!? :)

Glauce said...

Those cupcakes are some of the most beautiful cupcakes I've ever seen!