September 09, 2008

Food Fetish

Inspired by ChickenGirl's post about Re-Ment, I had to tell you about my strange fascination with fake food and food that looks like something. I know, I'm kind of weird. But when I'm browsing Etsy and I come across stuff like this or this, I can barely keep myself from buying it all. Do you think Nick would notice if these were in his lunch, rather than the real thing. Yeah, maybe.

Anyway, on to the new book I got this weekend. I think many of you know what a fan I am of the cupcake. I love 'em. This book is just too cool for words. It's filled with pictures of the greatest cupcakes that you can make with ordinary candy & everyday stuff.

Check out the TV Dinner cupcakes. Oh my gosh. These are first on my list. I love the mash & gravy cupcake, and the peas & carrots. Isn't that hilarious?

Take a look at this cupcake vegetable garden. haha Whenever I see a patch of veg I can't help but think of my favorite gardener, Gromit. Which reminds me of another excellent book I already have on the shelf.

I got this one when we lived in the UK. Naturally, I haven't used it yet, but I really do enjoy the lovely photos.

See? There's the Were-rabbit surrounded by veg. Can you believe that's a cake?

Next week's my birthday. If I was going to be home, maybe I'd try to make this one for Nick & I. Look at little Gromit with his knitting. So cute.

Oh if I only had the time to bake all day and run around in my bare feet and an apron. Some day.


LeeAnn said...

You just made me very hungry. The peas and carrots are awesome. I made a banana cake in the shape of a monkey head one year. That was really fun!

Christina J. said...

I wonder how someone comes up with the idea to make a cupcake with what looks like peas and carrots on it. Very cool. I'm lucky if I get mine frostened. :) Someday I want to go to a cupcake shop.

Katie Jean said...

I love that cupcake book! I gave it to my sister in law for her birthday and we made the butterflies. I'll have to get a picture of those because they turned out awesome! Don't you love the Starry night one?

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

holy moly this book is INCREDIBLE!!! I love how creative this is!!! I dont even know how to cook or bake very well but I really want to try this out. It would be so much fun!

Oh yes, I am cool with anyone that has a soft spot for fake food. Except this is real food but in cake? hahah!

Anyways, I will need to look out for this book. Totaly awesomeness.

Kathy said...

I was just looking at that cupcake book on Sunday. I would have bought it, but I have no time to bake these days :-( Maybe I should buy it for someday in the future when I do have time :-)

It would be cool to prepare some of those for a classroom, except at our schools, anything brought is has to be store bought...sigh

Heather said...

I wish there was a cupcake shop around here! I would love to go to one!

Love the ideas in this book! Way cute!!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Those cakes and cupcakes are just amazing--really! Love the mashed potatoes with the gravy AND butter! Bring it!

Sooo...which day is your birthday??

Smiles, Karen

Jenn Maruska said...

I am absolutely fascinated by the mashed potato and gravy cupcake!!!

What a mouth watering post - your blog is so much FUN!

Felicia said...

Oh! Those Wallace and Gromit cakes are a hoot.

Anonymous said...

Uh-oh. I got swept up in the days business and missed wishing you a Happy birthday! I know, I suck. But you're on your Honeymoon; how cool is that! I hope you're having a great time! I checked out your ETSY store a bit and it looks like those Monkeys are movin'! Soon you will have Legions of Monkeys that you can call upon to do your bidding. Today they travel; tomorrow they rule!


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