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Cupcakes! 30 June 2008

Filed under: art,culinary arts — creativecat @ 12:14 pm
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I have a cupcake obsession. I’m not even that crazy about eating them. I actually like looking at them more than I like eating them. Usually cake is too dry and crumbly for my tastes. And I’m very picky about frosting. Give me buttercream or give me death! Crisco is only good for making fake whipped cream or ice cream. It’s not meant to be eaten.

There are very few places that make beautiful and delicious cupcakes. Back in the Day in Savannah’s Starland District and The Cupcake Shoppe in Raleigh. Then there’s those who take that to another level. Like the girl who made knitted cupcakes. Or the perfect snack at the Vagina Monologues.

My baking skills are ok. I can make tasty confections and I can make beautiful pastries. Unfortunately, I can’t do both at once. One Christmas I made Buche de Noel with marzipan poinsettias. It was delicious but the cake looked less round and log-like and more rectangular and misshapen.

So I’ll limit my beautiful cupcakes to the illustrated variety–like these cupcakes done with watercolor and colored pencil last year when I was taking a class called Illustrating the Edible.

 

Joining the 21st century! 17 September 2007

Filed under: art,design,personal — creativecat @ 9:17 pm
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I figured since it seems everyone has a blog to tell the world about all of their random thoughts, so should I! (And my thoughts are rather random.) I’m expected this blog to have absolutely no direction whatsoever, but that’s okay!

So, a little about me:
I’m a recent art school graduate (hence the “creative”) working as a graphic designer. Yes, amazingly enough, only a few months after graduation, I have a job in my field. Here’s one of my illustrations to show my creativity!

I love animals-cats in particular. (Could you tell?) That’s where the “calico” comes in. Only girl cats can be calico so since I’m a girl, calico seemed appropriate.

A few months ago, I separated from my husband. We’re still really good friends. Having our marriage fall apart is upsetting, but we’re both happier this way. I’ve been living by myself for the first time in my life. So far, I actually really like living alone. Well, I still have the three cats, so I’m not really alone.

Right now, I live in Durham, NC, home to Research Triangle Park. (And that Lacrosse team-but they were exonerated.) It’s pretty cool here. Lots of intelligent people. It’s liberal and hippyish, but not excessively so. Not too many artsy types unfortunately. Overall, the culture here is great–it just needs more emphasis on art.

I’m originally from NY, (although I spent a few years in Savannah, GA) so I can be offensive. Don’t expect this blog to be PC. I will make fun of anything and everything. In the words of Suicidal Tendencies, if I offended you, oh, I’m sorry. But maybe you needed to be offended. Here’s my apology. And one more thing . . . Fuck You! (Yes, I am a metalhead.)