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Cupcake Canvas by claremanson Cupcake Canvas by claremanson
This is my entry for the culinary arts still life contest. They asked for creative so that is what i tried to do. I really wanted to make something creative, not just food wise but in the presentation and staging too.
I also wanted to show that art doesn't have to be a painting or drawing to be interesting, art comes in all shapes and forms and i feel that the culinary arts and still life photography section gets over looked far too much. It can take just as much time and planning to create and photograph the perfect dish/photo as it does to paint for example.

On to the food. Two tiny cupcakes the size of a 2p coin filled with vanilla sponge in a silicone mold, topped with chocolate butter cream and sprinkles.
The canvas is a square homemade shortbread cookie decorated with rolled white and pink royal icing, piped with more chocolate butter cream and sprinkles. On the "table" (a box covered with a table cloth) is some left over sprinkles as creating art is a messy business, well it is for me anyway!

As always i got my idea at 3:30am this morning and baking by 6am!

food gallery [link]

my recipes [link]

Polymer Clay gallery [link]

my Etsy store [link]
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UPDATE with new photo, better lighting and different cloth
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:iconchrisynok:
chrisynok Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Love it!
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:iconprincessvioleta:
PrincessVioleta Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
i love Cupcake!!!
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:iconmrscreative:
MrsCreative Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) happyyy canvas xD
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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:iconmrscreative:
MrsCreative Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:p
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:iconfuturedoc2022:
futuredoc2022 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...How big is a "2p coin"? Also, what is that? I feel a bit dumb and somewhat uncultured, but that's what happens when I spend too much time on the internet. xD
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
a 2p coin is 1 inch/3cm, a 2pence piece is part of our English currency :) we also have 1p, 5p 50p, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 etc
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:iconfuturedoc2022:
futuredoc2022 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh. Thanks! That's a tiny cupcake! Hahaha.
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:iconelynenoir:
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is indeed very creative! :)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconnaruto-ii:
Naruto-II Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! And also very creative, I like it :D
Good luck with the contest!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:icondarklight-phoenix:
Darklight-phoenix Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Yum! I bet you had lots of fun making it. Good luck on the contest ^^
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i sure did thank you :)
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:icontwilibird:
twilibird Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the update!! It looks more easy on the eye!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you, i am glad you think so too, had a lot of problems photographing this
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:iconlolitheleopard:
LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nom nom nom!!
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:iconik-ben-10eke:
ik-ben-10eke Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I like that canvas cookie/cupcake !
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you it was fun to make, a shame to eat!
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:iconshaami:
Shaami Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't realize the cupcakes were so tiny! Cute! I thought the cookie was massive because I was seeing the cupcakes bigger than what they actually are. :giggle: Anyway, I wish you best of luck with the contest. This is a most creative idea. =)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: no no, tiny, tiny, hence not an amazing photo thanks to no macro lens :(
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:iconshaami:
Shaami Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could see the tiny cupcakes in person. =)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is that a hint! :giggle: not very filling mind!
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:iconshaami:
Shaami Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooo, of course not. =D
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great, good luck! :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconanimer9:
animer9 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
cooking is an Art and presentation of the dish it's something that resembles to a painting :p ( I'm saying this as a professional cook)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i totally agree, a lot of people do not realize the time, planning and care it takes to cook
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:iconamy--amy:
amy--amy Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's very cute and gorgeous. :aww:

Good luck!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconkori-hibana:
kori-hibana Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
sweeet~
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconnewmuffin:
NewMuffin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice portrait :)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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:iconnewmuffin:
NewMuffin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :) adorable!
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:iconkaratechick13:
karatechick13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good luck! That looks totally delicious and absolutely beautiful! :love:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
It looks pretty and delicious! Good luck in the contest! :iconcupcakeplz:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconvampyratekitty:
Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, especially the fact that the 'painting' is edible =^.^=
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thanks, too much pink! but all my props seem to be pink and girly!
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:iconvampyratekitty:
Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How on earth is that possible?
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the molds i find always seem to be girly, the background was an old box from one of the kids birthday presents and the cloth, i have a few different colours but that was the only one that would go with the rest of the stuff XD
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:iconvampyratekitty:
Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor pink you XD
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: the pink got to me so much i had to re shoot it with a different less pink table cloth!!!
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:iconvampyratekitty:
Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow it does hurt my teeth a bit less when looking at it now... XD
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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DororoXPenana Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How cute~~!!!! I hope u win the contest >u<~!! :la: <3
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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