non-edible cupcakes

Not the burned variety, the bisque variety. These have to be fired yet, but are looking so cute. We ordered 30ish box-type bisque cupcakes from Art Craft Studio in Waterloo, and have been painting them with Mayco Wonderglazes a few at a time. We always love visiting the local paint-your-own place, but this project would have been unimagineably expensive there. These cupcakes were $1.50 a pop. Seriously. I think I asked him "How much? $1.50 each?" about 5x on the phone just to make sure.

(we used black, orange, purple, lime green and yellow for the Halloween cupcakes, after they're fired the cupcake in the middle will look like a candy corn cupcake)

Some of the Halloween ones are for an early birthday present for someone who doesn't read this blog, and the plan is to paint the rest of the cupcakes in the other holiday colors and get those fired in time for Christmas. We'll give away a full holiday set to the aforementioned non-blog-reader and will keep the other sets for ourselves. The kiddos are so excited about this project!

Art Craft is working on a few mini dessert pedestals for us to pick up on our next trip so that for each holiday a cupcake or 3 can be displayed out on the table.

If you live in the Waterloo area, you need to check out Art Craft sometime (if I remember right I think he said they don't ship). They have been in business for over 60 years and have every mold imagineable, and if they don't have it they'll make it. They have an entire room bigger than our first floor filled with molded bisque that is ready to go in the kiln. All at amazing prices. I found them on the Mayco website, called them up, placed the order for the cupcakes and they were ready to pick up in a week and a half or so. We'll drive back up there to get them fired because they do that at an amazing price too. An entire kiln load for less than what the local paint-your-own was going to charge to fire one single cupcake.

And yes, of course we bought the Moonlight glitter glaze to paint on after they're fired. :)

On a side note, I finally got these hung up the other night! For these simple batmobiles (haha) I used different black and white fabric scraps for the bats, and lined them in the middle with batting to give them a nice weight.

(that's my aw-dorable niece behind the bats)

And yes, these have glitter too. Rhinestones for eyes, glitter glue for a smile (at the request of the littles) and glitter glue around the edges. It is so so hard to get off the glitter train people.

1 comment:

The Bonjour Four said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I LOVE the bat idea! Soo cute. You are amazing!