Monday, September 27

the results are in...

The results are in...
The winner has been announced for the cupcake skewer contest over at Pizzazzerie...
and phooey!
it wasn't me. *sniffle*
(go here for the results and to see some of the other "fabulous entries")!!

that means I can now share all of my entries with you. Yea!!!
Before I do...
let me explain my approach:

"Create something using innovative presentation & practicality".
I wanted anyone to be able to duplicate these, as well as make them easily consumable at a REAL party.
I focused on "out-of-the-box" presentation.
I didn't go for "fancy" artwork, etc.
I was thinking about my readers and how to inspire each of you to try your hand at making these.

First up...
my favorite entry...

• Oreo Cupcake Skewer •
LOVED using an oreo cookie as the platform & then topping it off with a mini oreo.
(The cupcake decor was inspired by Judy from my favorite cupcakery...Cupcake Delights)

a couple of skewers to gear us up for the upcoming season...

• a Halloween themed mini ice cream cone cupcake skewer •
These are SUPER easy to make...see this post.
I created a custom wrap for the cone & skewer - (easily adapted for ANY occasion)

• another Halloween one •
I printed "Boo!" onto tissue paper, wrapped the cupcake & tied with a bow.
(Again, super easy...anyone can do this and this can easily be adapted for ANY party theme)

And lastly...
• a little ladybug themed cupcake skewer •
Altering a regular sized cupcake liner adds a little pizzazz...
the possibilities are endless.

And really...
the whole cupcake skewer concept provides limitless creative thinking.
I'm so glad I participated in the contest.
A big huge thanks to Pizzazzerie for hosting it...
as well as a big hug to Bakerella for being guest judge.
My creative wheels have been turning because of it!
I can't wait to see more of the other entries as Courtney posts them...

Let's make it a great week everyone!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

I'm SO disappointed I didn't win.
(you might find me in the closet with a box of tissues).
No. I'm just kidding.
(not about the closet & tissues...only about the "SO" disappointed)
I'm actually devastated.
No. I'm just kidding about that too...
it was only a cupcake contest for crying outloud! right?? *a tear-laden wink*


Anonymous,  September 27, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

Wow, wow, wow & wow! Well done on all counts. Thanks for sharing!

Jordan - Polkadot Prints September 27, 2010 at 6:00 AM  

So creative that orange halloween one...printing on tissue paper is a great idea that could be used for so many things!

staci @ lizard n ladybug September 27, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

LOVE these..I adore the Halloween ones but I am in love with the Oreo one :)

Gypsy Heart September 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

Some of the photos are not visible ~ :-( Printing on tissue paper is a wonderful idea! Any suggestions as to making it go smoothly?

Lora Joy September 27, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

These are GREAT!!! I wanted to enter the contest too but I had NOOO time! Hopefully I can make some for my daughters bday. I love the idea of printing on tissue paper, I didnt think that was possible.. I thought it would jam the printer. Everything is FAB!

Kate September 28, 2010 at 7:36 AM  

These are BEAUTIFUL creations, Jess! And you made honorable mention over at Pizzazzerie! That's pretty darn cool! AND you've definitely inspired me to try some of my own cupcake skewers this weekend ;-} As always, thank you for sharing your creativity with your readers!

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