One of my favourite places in Ottawa’s downtown is The Comic Book Shoppe. Not only because they are my source for the latest Walking Dead trade and bags of imported Hello Kitty strawberry marshmallows, but because they’re a fine bunch of folks. Mr. B and I like to wander down there on lazy Sundays to chat with the always friendly employees and spend more money then we should on comic books and Pocky.
So when they asked me if I would be a part of this year’s Fine Arts Gala, I was all over it. Showcasing sugar art as an actual fine art form? Sweet deal! So I got cracking on some gala-worthy superhero cupcakes…
The result of my efforts were what I think are my favourite cupcakes to date. Super colourful and really fun to make. Also, I went a little crazy-pants with the icing flavours, but they all turned out quite tasty.
I had my own big table all to myself. I spread out my cupcake tier, Geek Sweets stickers, complimentary milk and a portfolio of previously made sweets for people to flip through, and waited for the doors to open to a big pile of geekily-inclined art buyers.
But before the doors opened, I managed to snap some pictures of all the different cupcake topper designs. Wanna see ’em?
Well too bad, I’ma show ’em to you anyway:
(Now before you go doubting my nerd cred, I’m aware Supergirl’s symbol is the same colour as Superman’s. I just really wanted to use my hot pink metallic baking cups, so I pitched cannon out the window.)
And now for my two favourites:
I love those kooky criminal lovebirds.
I had such a great time and I can’t wait to do it again on Free Comic Book Day next year! if you live in Ottawa, stop by and say hi. I’ll be the one dressed as classic era Silk Spectre.
Oh, and I’ll also by recognizable by my GIANT TOWER OF CUPCAKES.
Thanks for the stellar event Comic Book Shoppe!