Threadless tshirt+MS cupcakes = Threadcakes! p.2August 3, 2009 at 2:46 PM | Posted in cupcakes | 62 Comments
Tags: Bunny Family Anomalies, threadcakes, threadless
Right. about. now. You should be getting the sudden revelation as the light bulb flickers above your head.
Now you’re catching on… It’s all part of the master plan.
I decided to use >> THIS << threadless tshirt design. I’m pretty sure if you know me well enough you’ll understand why. Am I right? Does this tshirt scream CB or what?
I gotta tell ya that I am a little bummed that the only sizes left in this design are guy’s XS and S. Um. Not. Okay. There are 2 problems with that. #1 I’m not a guy (at least my husband hopes not!) and #2 I am nowhere near a S much less an XS. So I’m hoping Threadless will bring this one back on a reprint sometime in the future. (There’s no shame in begging right? Please please…)
In the meantime I guesssss I’ll just be happy to bring you my version in cupcake form.
I had grandiose plans to make all 58 bunnies but alas the powder sugar gods were against me and I ran out of frosting after 11 cupcakes. Not to mention that the black fondant turned my white countertop –> PINK!! Husband is not gonna be happy about this when he gets home. But I hope you still enjoy the ones I did make anyways…
white fondant (See MMF recipe here)
black fondant (I used Satin brand)
various piping tips (to make small circles)
various cookie cutters (star, bunny, triangle, circle, flower)
ice cream scoop
Roll out fondant to about 1/8″ thickness. Use the bunny cookie cutter to cut out the “ears” and let dry on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet overnight to become firm.
(I used MMF but found that it didn’t get very firm so I added some Wilton fondant with the MMF to get it to the stiff consistency that I wanted. I’ll have to do some research on what I need to add to MMF to get it to harden. Any thoughts readers?)
Use a regular ice cream scoop to create dome shape of the “bunny’s head” for each cupcake. You can use an offset spatula to create a smooth surface but I think it’s easier to use your fingers.
Do you see my pink countertop? Holy pinkness batman!
Apply light pressure and push the “bunny ears” into the middle of each cupcake.
To create the eyes, use the smaller end of a Wilton 12 piping tip. To create the nose, use one side of a triangle cookie cutter.
To make each individual bunny cupcake, I used black fondant and various piping tips, cookie cutters and free hand knife skillz (us gangsta bakers use “z” instead of “s”) to create each face. It’s amazing what you can conceive with a few random decorating gadgets and your imagination, eh?
Which one’s your favorite?
I think it’s a tie for me between Harry Potter Bunny (lightning bolt one. Get it?) and Friday the 13th Jason Bunny.
Although Pulp Fiction John T Sideburns Bunny and Captain Jack Sparrow Bunny are pretty darn cute too.
Then again isn’t Flower Power Bunny groovy and Jem Rockstar Bunny make you wanna party everyday? (Who remembers Jem?? The pop star with the superpower star earrings.)
And the more I look at Devil Wears Frosting Bunny, Gangbanger Bunny (he got in a knife fight with a rival gang and lost an ear), Tiger Woods Bunny and Fred Ast-hare (har har har) Bunny, I just can’t choose a favorite!
Ok I give up. It’s mission impossible to pick favorites in cupcakes or kids. HA!
PS. If Andy Pitts (the tshirt designer) happens to read my blog I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE a hoodie please! I’m not a big tshirt person but hoodies are a TOTALLY different story! Preferable L so that the “girls” will be comfortable. Kthanxbye.
Check out my delicious entry into threadcakes: HERE
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