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Forever Autumn Cupcakes by claremanson Forever Autumn Cupcakes by claremanson
Inspired by, dedicated to and made in the memory of my late mum whose birthday it would have been today.

Here we have gluten free strawberry milkshake cupcakes, blue tinted white chocolate topping with edible rice paper butterflies (just search butterfly cake toppers on eBay if you are interested there are many colours) and edible silver balls.

The name of this photo is of a song [link] of which my mum loved and makes me both happy and sad very time I hear it due to the lyrics.

My mum loved wildlife so a butterfly, a free spirit free to fly in the wind without worry seemed very fitting for several reasons I won't go into today as this is something to celebrate her life not mourn her illness or loss. The blue represents the sky as we tell my kids of 5 and 2 that nanny michele is high in the sky with the stars as we are not religious nor was my mum. The silver balls represent the touch of elegance that surrounded her and the shine she brought to peoples lives of those that knew her.

R.I.P mum, I love you.
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Were the butterfly toppers edible? I'm asking because I've seen similar cupcakes that had white chocolate butterflies.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes but they were not chocolate, just rice paper, I have seen since however how to make them out of chocolate using a book and a baking sheet.
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Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Ok.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so yummy and so pretty!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconhv1234:
hv1234 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
very pretty !!!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconpeanutbutterangel:
peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you do your own photography? It's fantastic! It makes everything look even MORE delicious!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes I do thank you, I got into baking and photography together each drives me to better the other :)
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:iconpeanutbutterangel:
peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really know how to use lighting, which is really important.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:icondevilkid-chan:
DevilKid-chan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty :heart:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :hug:
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:icondevilkid-chan:
DevilKid-chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug: These are really delicate...
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:iconohrightok:
OhRightOk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   General Artist
I find this really moving! So sweet <3
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so pretty :)
I'm sorry for your loss, but it's amazing to honor her with such beautiful and great food! :)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :hug:
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:iconhorrorxxxgirl:
HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
They look perfect ^_^
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love it!!! Cool that they're gluten free! I have a friend who can't eat gluten ^^
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Until I became gluten free i never realized how many people out there are the same!
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TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it's certainly surprising isn't it? And it's so strange how the intollerance of gluten can either form or dissapear overnight!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
indeed it is!
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:iconnattyw:
Nattyw Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are very elegant and judging by your description, very delicious.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:,) i know growing up will be so damn hard...

P.S perfect cupcakes, i bet your momma's watching you with a gleam on her face as bright as the stars that she walks in.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thank you :)
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:iconpicsonthewall:
Picsonthewall Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Happy birthday to your mom. These cupcakes are so pretty! :)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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RainbowDragon127 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
awwww....your mom would be proud if she saw this!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very delicate, elegant, and a lovely tribute...:rose:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :hug:
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome Clare..:heart:
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:iconmaytel:
maytel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
</3 that's beautiful
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Quite the fanciful cupcakes and a nice tribute. :)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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:iconarusung:
AruSung Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Photographer
Lovely butterflys! (and also cupcakes ^v^)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
those butterflies are so cute, it was so hard to buy just one type with all the choice there is!
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AruSung Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Photographer
:giggle:
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Shaami Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think any words I say could quite give this justice. I know I saw this photo in advance when you wanted my opinion, and perhaps I said everything I wanted to then. You didn't go into the details of why you'd chosen to make these cupcakes in this way, but knew that everything would have a special meaning to your mum. She would be very proud.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :hug:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Touching and beautiful...
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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Naruto-II Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are so beautiful! The symbolism in it is wonderful.
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