Last week the rather fabulous Miss Cakehead posted a few of my bakes to her blog Cakey Perry. Cakey Perry is a brilliant pop up high tea event, publicised as a 'high tea to melt your Popsicle' the theme is Katy Perry's California Girls music video and the work of artist Will Cotton who inspired it. The tea is set to feature the bespoke bakes of some of the most talented cake makers and bakers around.
The lovely Miss Cakehead contacted me to let me know she had posted some of my goodies on her site and asked if I'd like to get involved and design a few cupcakes based on the theme.
I was obviously dying to get involved, I'm a sucker for a brilliant theme and this is about as good as it gets. I watched the California Girls music video about five times and spent about an hour marveling at the amazing work of Will Cotton before designing my toppers. I thought it would be really fun to show you the cupcakes and the images that inspired them.
First up is what I call the Candy Wonderland Set
I glazed all the candy pieces to get that sugary sheen.
Complete with Ice Cream, Candy Canes, Sticks of Rock, Wrapped Sweets, Cupcakes, Strawberries, Chocolate Pond, Chocolate Bar, Hearts, Roses and even a Candy Cane Snake.
I took inspiration from a few images, this one in particular...
Next up another candy wonderland but this time in softer pink and white tones.
Again this one features Ice Cream, Candy Canes, Sticks of Rock, Wrapped Sweets and Cupcakes but we also have a tiny little house and gingerbread man.
I wanted to create a path through this candy wonderland and took inspiration from this gorgeous Will Cotton painting...
The last of the candy wonderland set is actually a shoe...
Katy Perry may not have worn these shoes in the video but she should have. The shoe features everything your standard candy wonderland would, cupcakes, sweets, candy canes, chocolate bars, jelly beans the list is endless.
Next up is the Madeleine tiara..
I wanted this to be as near to the original painting as possible, in the end my tiara was taller and a little more bling. I love this topper, very Marie Antoinette.
I had to build the tiara over 3 separate days, making it the most complicated of all my Cakey Perry cupcakes. It wasn't difficult at all but each layer needed 24 hours to dry before I could apply the next layer.
I also made some gingerbread men toppers, inspired by the grumpy gingerbread man Katy Perry eats in the video.
I love his pants.
Inspired by the rather fabulous blue wig Katy wears in the video.
The whole set together...
All toppers are made from Marshmallow flavoured sugar paste, it is much yummier than normal sugar paste and I think I will be using it often. The sugar paste also comes in vanilla flavour, which I like too.
All cupcakes are Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream Icing.
Please visit Cakey Perry to learn more about the amazing upcoming, high tea event and to leave a lovely comment championing my cupcakes.
Visit Cakehead Loves Evil to learn more about Miss Cakeheads other work and events.