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Wednesday
Jul132011

Cupcakes: Quirky, Pretty and Butch!

I recently came across the cutest effing cupcake (I tried to write “fucking cupcake” but that just seemed a little extreme, even for this Potty Mouth) ever and it started me on this eye-candy search for all things cupcake and then I started finding all these incredibly quirky and fun cupcakes, so of course, I had to share them ALL. I mean, as a trend, I do believe cupcakes are here to stay. Agreed? Yeah. It’s pretty much anything goes these days: cupcakes, candy buffets, cookies, pies. If it’s sweet, consider it wedding-able as a traditional cake stand-in or as an extra sumpin’ sumpin’ - if you’ve got the budget! And why not have them just for the cake of it (sorry)? 

First the fun:

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Dr. Suess inspired! It’s cotton candy on top! Love. Via AppleDay.

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Chinese take out cupcakes! That broccoli looks way too real! Via Oh! Cupcakes!

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Minions! Made from Twinkies! I love it! Via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

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Spaghetti cupcake? Apparently so! Looks so real, eh? Via The Well Rounded Mama.

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Hamburger Cupcakes! Clever. Via Cutest Food.

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Push pop Peep-style mini cupcakes??? I kinda want these, like NOW. Via Shine.

image Naughty cupcakes! Via Flickr.

And now for the pretty:

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Wrapped with lace. So pretty. Via Cutest Food.

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Details, details. Via The Cupcake Studio, UK.

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Sometimes simple is all you need. Via For Goodness Cakes.

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Love. Via Cute Things.

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Holy cameo! Via Vintage Rose Brocante.

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How do we feel about fondant on cupcakes? I vote no on taste, yes on gorgeousness. Via Cute Things.

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Let’s eat art! Via Nevie Pie Cakes.

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Via French Knot.

And for the guys:

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Rock out with your….oh, you know the rest. Via Fluffy Cupcakes.

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For the golfer guy in your life! Via Flickr.

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Simple and cool. Via The Butch Bakery. This guy makes super-dude-style cupcakes.

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Dun dun dun dun DUN dun dun dun DUN dun dun dun dun DUN dun, dun dun dun DUNNNNNNN! Via The Star Wars Blog.

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Put the smack down old school WWF style: Hulk Hogan, George "The Animal" Steele, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and Macho Man Randy Savage. Via Flickr.

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For the fix-it dude. Via Flickr.

Writing this just made me hungry. You?

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Reader Comments (9)

I am pro butch cupcakes and anti fondant. Cupcakes are for eating not just looking. But then you can just give me an ugly smushed cupcake with a mocha buttercream frosting and I'll die happy, so what do I know?

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterindependent clause

Clause, There was a point in my wedding planning where I attempted to make my own cakes and/or cupcakes, thinking I might be able to save myself some money since I thought $3.50 a slice and up was ridunkulous. I did several test runs of butter cakes with butter cream frosting. All of them were tasty, but man, were they fugly. One test run of cupcakes was particularly interesting. The cake was incredibly light, fluffy and perfect. The frosting was less so, slightly heavy and not-too-creamy. Every time I tried to frost a cupcake, it fell apart due to the weight of the frosting. I ended up just slapping huge globs on the top, smooched it flat with a knife and took them to work.

July 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

And I'll bet they were delicious!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterindependent clause

Duh. Totally. :)

July 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

I can't eat any food that looks too much like other food - my brain keeps expecting it to taste like something else no matter how much I know different. This happened once with green tea ice cream - I kept expecting it to taste like mint and got really ticked when it didn't!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennie

GUH. WANT.

My faves are the fun ones. I dig the male-oriented cupcakes (why do dudes get all the cool stuff?) but as Clause noted above, fondant is of no use to me.

I don't get the cotton candy one. Wouldn't that stuff get all dried out and chewy if you left it sitting there on display for a wedding? You'd have to eat it immediately. It doesn't seem at all practical to me.... but I guess the fine art of decorating cupcakes isn't necessarily practical to begin with.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlyn

Dude, cotton candy is foul to begin with, there's not much more you can do to ruin it.

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterindependent clause

OMG - those Dr. Seuss cupcakes are the best things I've ever seen. I now need to find a reason to have those in my life or at my next party.... hmmmm......

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

those are some crazy cute cupcakes!!

July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrumbGuy

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