This is my entry for the culinary arts still life contest. They asked for creative so that is what i tried to do. I really wanted to make something creative, not just food wise but in the presentation and staging too. I also wanted to show that art doesn't have to be a painting or drawing to be interesting, art comes in all shapes and forms and i feel that the culinary arts and still life photography section gets over looked far too much. It can take just as much time and planning to create and photograph the perfect dish/photo as it does to paint for example.
On to the food. Two tiny cupcakes the size of a 2p coin filled with vanilla sponge in a silicone mold, topped with chocolate butter cream and sprinkles. The canvas is a square homemade shortbread cookie decorated with rolled white and pink royal icing, piped with more chocolate butter cream and sprinkles. On the "table" (a box covered with a table cloth) is some left over sprinkles as creating art is a messy business, well it is for me anyway!
As always i got my idea at 3:30am this morning and baking by 6am!
My submission for the Capture Your Pumpkin Contest! [link]
I'm so proud of my Oreo Pumpkin Tarts; these cheeky little calorie bombs are full of autumn flavours and colours and perfect to celebrate my favourite season!
The original idea is from the gorgeous Lauren and can be found here [link] !
Here are my changes to the recipe: Makes 4-6 Tarts, depending on the size of your tart pans. Be careful not to make too big ones as they are really rich. Crust: 20 Oreo Cookies; You can always use other cookies if you don't like Oreos ! 4 tablespoons melted butter
Zombie Cupcake and Cookie charms are made of polymer clay. Part of the Cupcake Massacre Collection, these 2 adorable charms include one cupcake with a red velvet cupcake base with vanilla frosting, choco-chips, and a "specialty sauce", and one cookie also with "specialty sauce".