25 June 2009

Real Cake Fake Cake

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Hello everyone. I'm going to take a break from all this fashion posting, and show you what I baked the other day (that wasn't cookies!). Lemon Meringue Cupcakes! My first venture into the world of meringue! For so long I had seen these adorable, toasted treats and I really wanted to try my hand at them. Plus, I could have a chance to use my new cupcake carrier, which is a plus.

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes (in caddy!)

Lookit how cute and safe they are! I love efficient storage!

Piping Meringue onto Cupcakes

Anyways, I made these cupcakes for an art opening at the gallery I help out at. The opening was to celebrate their 1st year anniversary, and also the opening of their new show, which featured the work of Ana Rodriguez. I seriously fell in love with her cake paintings, some of which were 2-dimensional, others 3-dimensional. Check it out:

Ana Rodriguez Cakes (SPACE exhib)

Ana Rodriguez Cakes (SPACE)

Ana Rodriguez

Ana Rodriguez CAkes

Brilliant, no? They're all made out of styrofoam and acrylic medium and plastic fruits and doilies. Some are a little burnt, messy, or broken, and they are all just overwhelmingly darling. I love how they are placed so precariously on the table, leaning on each other all willynilly! Great stuff, very inspiring.

Lemon Meringue Cupcake, toasted

Anyways, I made some more cookies, so be sure to check out my other blog for the recipe! As for the cupcakes, I got the recipe here (thanks!). Until later, friends...


Taylor said...

real v. fake (2009)

A Loner, Dottie. A Rebel. said...

Wow! Your cupcakes look perfect, and I like those fake ones too - very cute :D.

Lizzie said...

Thanks. I find it actually much easier to frost cupcakes with a pastry bag and star tip than with a knife or spatula. It's pretty easy to make them look nice, especially with a thick meringue!