I wanted to do a painting to commemorate the recent premiere of David Tennant’s latest film, Mad To Be Normal, featuring one of his favorite fashion statements: the velvet suit. I know he took home at least one of the suits he filmed in, LOL.
TARDIS Blue Velvet Cupcakes with Galaxy Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare cupcake pan with paper liners. I used shiny silver foil liners for mine since they seemed to go well with the theme.
2 cups sugar 2 sticks butter (at room temperature) 2 eggs 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 tablespoon royal blue gel food coloring 2 ½ cups cake flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon vinegar
In a mixing bowl or stand mixer cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add each egg one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the vanilla, cocoa, and food coloring, and continue mixing until well combined. Sift together the flour and salt, adding it to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Lastly, combine the baking soda and vinegar and add it to the mixture. (Keep in mind that the batter will appear darker after baking. As you can see in the photo, my cake turned out to be too dark, so this recipe has been altered to include a reduction in the amount of food coloring used)
Pour the batter into the cupcake liners and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before frosting them.
Whip together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until well combined. Mix in the powdered sugar. To make the galaxy swirls, divide your frosting into three separate bowls. Add different amounts of blue and purple food coloring to each bowl until you’ve reached your desired shades. For my cupcakes I created one dark blue, one medium purple, and one light blue batch. Scoop each color into a piping bag (or large Ziploc bag) so that they are side by side in a triangle formation (not on top of each other). Snip off the corner of your bag and swirl the frosting onto the cupcake in a clockwise motion, making sure all three colors come out.
edible stars (can be purchased online here or at Michael’s)
fondant sheets cut into star shapes (can be purchased online here, also available at Michael’s)
silver peal dust (can be purchased online here, also available at Michael’s)
If Funny Man is, as you say, "a strawberry cupcake with pink frosting, black pearl sprinkles, and a black wax paper wrapper, " what foods are the rest of the band? Former members included.
Are we talkin’ more sweets? Or general food? I’ll do both, because I live for this concept!
Jorel “J-Dog” Decker
Sweets: He is “MY FUCKIN’ CINNAMON APPLE!”
General: A 3-pound burger. Shout out to whoever got the reference!
Jordon “Charlie Scene” Terrell
Sweets: You know what? I think he’d be an apple pie. Or a pumpkin pie! Or any pie with alcohol in it (Because don’t some people make pecan pies with bourbon in them?).
General: Hmm… Now, when I think “Jordon” I think of the word “juice” as well as his thing for grilling while on tour. So I think he’d be some sort of juicy grilled meat dish. Any meat, really.
George “J3T” Ragan
Sweets: I feel like he’s a lemon bar cake. I don’t like those myself, but he’s either that, or a blueberry muffin with a smiley face on top. The smiley face is made of black (or bright blue) fondant.
General: He’s a medium-rare steak. Fight me.
Sweets: Y'all better KNOW my boy’s a cinnamon roll!
General: He’s a bucket of popcorn. But only the BEST popcorn. To some, that may mean he’s caramel corn, or cheese corn, or classic, buttered popcorn. Just know that he is the best popcorn. The best, indeed.
Matt “Da Kurlzz” Busek
Sweets: Honestly? A croissant. I don’t… I don’t know why. Maybe because of its “curliness” and him being French?
General: Curly fries! With cheese, which I don’t like on fries. And I don’t really like him that much, so that’s why there’s cheese.
Aron “Deuce” Erlichman
Sweets: This pure motherfucker is a blue velvet cake with black frosting and some pink star-shaped sprinkles on the edges (and they’re piled up HIGH on the corners). Not the sparkly, glittery star-shaped sprinkles; the sugary ones. They look like this: https://img1.etsystatic.com/196/0/15610523/il_340x270.1331260831_equw.jpg
General: He’s a piece of broccoli. Good for the heart. Good for the soul. But some people hate the fuck outta him.
Jeffrey “Shady Jeff” Phillips
Sweets: He’s a fucking Granny Smith apple. I’m gonna keep draggin’ him.
General: A damn sausage. A skinny, burnt sausage. But someone would still eat it. Not me, but someone. And they would think, “That’s a damn tasty sausage.”