Thursday, January 8, 2009

Moshi Moshi art show tonight

Tonight the Rosebuds are having an First Thursday opening reception at Moshi Moshi for their art show. The show is a benefit for the Buds and all the money we raise will go towards uniforms and gear for the girls. It's from 6-9pm at 916 W Burnside.

I made this glitter painting of their logo for the cause.

I also used this opportunity to make a tutorial on how to make a glitter painting, but that will have to come later. I have a lot of photos to clean up first. It turns out it is hard to take photos of yourself with one hand while you paint with the other hand in a poorly lit room. Who would have thought?

I also made vegan cupcakes for the art show reception. Now I think I know what it feels like when you have a kid who comes home and informs you that she needs 2 dozen cupcakes for the school bake sale tomorrow. I think these turned out pretty well though.

I used recipes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (Basic Chocolate and Golden Vanilla with chocolate chips mixed in), and then I decorated them in the Rosebuds' team colors-orange and purple- with "cream cheese" flavored Pillsbury frosting (which is weirdly vegan), colored sugar, and marzipan rosebuds that I sculpted myself. Yep, I spent Sunday afternoon before practice dying marzipan with food coloring and sculpting it into little flowers while Analog and B looked on. Sometimes they gave each other looks which I chose to interpret as "My, aren't those edible roses lovely? What a creative and talented lady she is!"

I hope they taste as good as they look!


  1. Your cupcakes are super cute; I love the colors!!

    On the topic of glitter paintings and cupcakes, have you seen the edible glitter used for cake decorating? I saw some sparkly cupcakes at a local coffeeshop, but they weren't vegan so my friend Sarah found some of the glitter at a local baking supply store and we made our own sparkly cupcakes!!