This year for the fair I initially registered to do the same amount of entries that I did last year, which was 2 cake (Formal and Theme Cake, and Faux Cupcakes), but due to lack of time and energy, I am only entering in the Faux Cupcakes category this year! That's still something! =) So I thought long and hard for a theme for my cupcakes this year and I decided to go with a crafty sewing theme. All the decorations are made out of fondant with some metallic pearls and flower stamens for the push pins in the pin cushion cupcakes. I had a lot of fun make the ball of yarn and knitted scarf, the needles for the knitting sticks are toothpicks with some fondant at the ends. I used silver luster dust to give the thimble, needle, scissors, end of the measuring tape, and some buttons the metallic look. I really wanted to focus on detail this year so I hope that showed! I added stitching onto the cupcakes with the buttons to make it look like some buttons are sewn onto the cupcakes, and i also painted black stitching onto the ribbon and peonies flower to give it a fabric/cloth effect. Special thanks to all my friends and family and everyone reading and following my blog for all your love, faith, and support!! Also, special love to my husband Khoa for always looking after my health and mental sanity! You are the best! Wish me luck on these stitchin' cakes! The OC Fair opens July 15 and ends August 14, 2011. Come out and play! These cupcakes were a big spool of fun to make, enjoy!
- What kind of needle work is always angry? Cross stitch!
- A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see the blonde behind the wheel was knitting. Realizing she was oblivious to his flashing light and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, "Pull over!" "No!" the blonde yelled back, "It's a scarf!"
- There was once a man and woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. Nothing was held back. Well, almost nothing. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about. For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the old man took down the shoebox and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted doilies and a stack of money totaling $250,000. Holy Moley! He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married," she started, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doily." The old man was so moved, he had to fight back tears. Only two precious doilies were inside the box! She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness. "Honey," he said, "that explains the doilies, but.... what about all this money? Where did it all come from?" "Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the doilies.
Results are in! I am excited and happy to tell you all that I won 1st place on these Faux Cupcakes! Yay! Thanks everyone for all your faith and encouragement, love and support!!!