Monday, February 28, 2011

Firefly Cupcakes

Happy Birthday Keith!! :)

For my hub's birthday, I decided to do Firefly cupcakes because.. Firefly is awesome and so is he. :)

So the sandy environment that they tread upon is made of crushed graham crackers & vanilla frosting. And then Serenity is amongst edible star glitter & chocolate frosting hovering above them. :)


Yay! :) There they are.. Jayne, Mal & Zoe upfront w/ their pistols. Inara, Kaylee & Wash behind them. And then way in back around Book, River & Simon. All made outta fondant... it took a while. :P


Here's a little close-up of Serenity.. which I'm kind of disappointed about. It's made out of chocolate but it would've been cooler if I had time to make an actual like 3D Serenity. Maybe next time... ;) Harder to find time now w/ Baby.. :)

Here's a little close-up of the crew:

Mal w/ his jacket... no suspenders shown unfortunately. I know.. my little guns are pretty weak... I'm not that good at making them accurately. =/

The hero of Canton, the man they calllll Jayyyyynnnneee :) with his awesome hat & huge gun LOL :)

Here's Zoe - ready to back up Mal! :) With her hunny right behind her :)

And "We will call it.... This Land." Wash sportin' his casual button-up and of course, dino in tow. :) Kinda wishin' I made the dino green... oh well! :P

Kaylee!! :) with her wrench and jumpsuit - ready to fix whatever needs fixin! :)

And there's Book with the Good Book. :) It would've been cooler if I could've made his hair bigger.. like when it was ... BIG .. but that would've looked a little weird with the fondant. :)

And there's Inara - being her friendly & pretty self :)

And here's Simon & River... River looks a little lost... which is kinda perfect. haha :) Didn't really mean to make the hair look like dreads.. but ehhh... i think it worked okay. And there's Simon by her side.. looking all doctor-ey. :)


Alrighty - that's all for now! :) Yay! Happy Birthday Keith!

58 comments:

Nikki Hootman said...

SO ADORABLE!!!

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome... That's one lucky birthday dude!

Carole said...

Those are great and creative cupcakes. I may have to learn to play with ganache too...if I understand what you said correctly. Does one buy ganache or make it? I like little fiddly activities, not meant in a negative way at all, it allows me to focus and shut out the extraneous crap...uh oh attitude alert. Anyway, well done!

Miles said...

Well now, those are just utterly and completely awesome.

Alison said...

Happy Birthday to the lucky fella! You're lucky twice over, dude: First off, you married an obviously talented woman and 2) She made you FIREFLY cupcakes w/3D characters! AWESOME!!! I LOVED these pics; I think the characters turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing and brightening up my day. :)

A said...

This is awesome!! I wish I had the talent to do that! I've never worked with fondant though and I'm not artistically inclined.

Lindsay said...

SOO cute! Nicely done and one lucky husband!

Michelle said...

These are awesome! Good job Browncoat. ;)

Sarah said...

SHINY!!!

Anonymous said...

this is made of win! very cool looking and creative :D congrats

Somebody said...

Saw this retweeted on twitter. AMAZING!

Kat said...
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Kat said...

I just saw this via Sean Maher's Twitter feed. They are shiny! So amazingly adorable.

Alyson said...

Another Twitter viewer. These are a glorious work of art. I am torn between hiring Jayne to track you to your house so I can devour them, and preserving them forever in shellac. Gorgeous! Kudos.

Shannon said...

Another Twitter follower =) Can I just say I am EXTREMELY jealous of your talent?

Anonymous said...

fantastici!! I'm italian and I love Firefly! you are incredible :)) a big hug from Italy
Donatella

Drew said...

That'll be the best birthday ever!

Gwen said...

Vivian, you are amazing! This is a beautiful work and gift, congrats!! :-))

Felicia Herman said...

Full of Win!

Mary said...

The crew of Serenity would be proud. Your husband is one lucky man.

Zombied said...

You have made my day. You should totally sell these and post to London! I want one!

DragonOrb said...

Another Twitter-head, who caught Sean's tweet. Being a fellow Browncoat, I can only say, these are so awesome!! Absolutely SHINY! Lucky hubby. Happy birthday, man. Would love to see more Firefly treats... LOL

Christina said...

That is the shiniest thing this side of the verse! You've got the luckiest husband ever.

Anonymous said...

Yet another Twitterer here. They are all amazing but my favorite is Kaylee and her cool little wrench!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Found you through Whedonesque! Awesome job you did. They look great! Lucky man!
Shiny!

SharlzG said...

Wish someone would make these for me for my birthday... true love, right there :)

Anonymous said...

Saw this on Whedonesque...
I cannot believe the amount of work, dedication and creativity that you put into this. It is truly amazing!
I love making cupcakes myself, but they usually end up pink and glittering, and I've never made anything like those little dudes.
This is so awesome! Really really sweet birthday gift.
Eva

Anonymous said...

Saw this through facebook repost..its getting around. Its wonderful!! Great job! I especially love what you did with Jayne's hat!

Romie said...

where? and How much?

C said...

Sean Maher retweeted - LOVE the cupcakes.
Fondant is hard, so props to you for geetting that much awesome work done with it, and if I read your comments correctly, with a baby. :)

monkey said...

Cutest. Thing. EVER!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty freaking epic!

Anonymous said...

This si so cool ! I want this cupcakes for my birthday ! :)

Michelle D. said...

SHINY! You must be the BEST wife EVER! I wish I had this talent. I so want this for my birthday!

Michelle D. said...

Oh! And you're my hero.

Firefly said...

Saw this on, believe it or not, the Browncoats group on a fetish website. (If you're vanilla, don't ask.) This is the most fantastic thing I've ever seen made out of food, and so cute it'd make the Operative crack. Epic dessert crafting win!

Anonymous said...

Great job! You did a great job capturing each character. I didn't even need the captions to identify them. :)

Anonymous said...

here via whedonesque (doncha love the intarwebz?) so cute and spot on!
yours,
julia

allthingsjennifer said...

This is pretty much the best thing ever. :)

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I saw this on Twitter. I bow down to your mastery. WOW is the only thing I could say. WOW.

jeffp said...

I found you via geeksaresexy.net, of all places, and I am glad I did. Posted it to my wall on Facebook too, and I know others have found you from there.

Very well done! Lots of fun!

Adam said...

Those look amazing! Thanks to Whedonesque.com for posting a link so I could check this out!

Cake Done Right said...

These are FANTASTIC! Your little people figures are perfect! Thanks for sharing:-)

Ronna said...

Your cakes are fantastic. I love, love your sushi cupcakes! I am now a follower. Keep up the great work. I have a blog...full of all sorts of stuff...but some cakes too. Here's a link to the cake stuff! Hope you enjoy.
http://ronnas.blogspot.com/search/label/cakes

Heaven is a Cupcake said...

As a big fan of Firefly and cupcakes I can say that these are absolutely amazing! Well done :)

mynamewastakenagain said...

Browncoats are the best fans. 有光泽

JavaChick said...

So, so awesome. Fantastic job!

Vivian said...

Oh man! WOW!!! Thanks sooo much!!! :) You all are tooo sweet! Yeah! It was a lot of fun making them!! I still wish I could've made Serenity into a 3D cake.. but maybe next time! :)

phlegmfatale said...

Jayne's little hat is perfection. Someone should make a statue of that man. Oh-- wait!!!

Amanda said...

Somebody posted this on Facebook and I had to come over and say they are so amazing! These and the sushi cupcakes mean I have no choice but to follow your blog. You are awesome and you should feel awesome.

MsTurtle said...

these really are Amazing!! thanks for making them and posting them for all of us to see :)

amanda said...

These are AMAZING! <3 LOVE firefly and cupcakes and why NOT put them together!! :D :D :D Great job!

DJ said...

<33 - What a lot of work, well done!

Saray said...

You are so AWESOME!!!

Congrats, they look just perfect. =)

SurlyGurls said...

Hello!
These cupcakes are sooo awesome!

We've included them in our post of incredible Sci-Fi Cupcakes - (http://surlygurls.net/2011/10/08/conspectus-sci-fi-cupcakes/) - with a link back to this page.

Thanks again for posting the photos of your incredible treats!

- SurlyGurls

TABC Certification Online said...

These are just amazing! How did you do all that pretty little people in the cupcakes? Really adorable! Wow! I'm speechless! BTW what is your recipe for the cupcake?

Kris Estrada said...

Happy Birthday to the lucky fella! You're lucky twice over, dude: First off, you married an obviously talented woman and 2) She made you FIREFLY cupcakes w/3D characters! AWESOME!!! I LOVED these pics; I think the characters turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing and brightening up my day. :)

Adam Redgrave said...

I am getting married this year to another Firefly fan. Any chance I could pay you to recreate the figures on the cupcakes and send them to me?