Category Archives for "Cupcake Kate"

Oct 31

A FREE gift for you! Happy Hallowe’en!

Happy All Hallow’s Eve!


This is my favorite Holiday and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes!  As a special gift to you I’ve created two downloadable cupcake wrapper and topper designs. These fun printable sheets are a perfect way to snazzy-up cupcakes or muffins!  Enjoy!

Wishing you a SWEET & SPOOKY day!


CLICK on Image below to PRINT





CLICK on Image below to PRINT



Have Fun!


Jun 14

I love cake


It’s no big secret that I love cake and I love to draw images of cake, desserts, and – well … anything deliciously sweet. There is something so beautiful about frosting and the way light and shadow react to it. When I’m stressed and feeling a little uptight, my go-to action is to sketch out a cupcake. If I had more time I’d love to work in my favorite cupcake shoppe in town … just because, though I think I’d end up taking pictures and sketching all day and I’m sure they wouldn’t like me as an employee.  In my years teaching art I’ve been asked many times who my favorite artist is, and though I love and am inspired by many artists and styles – hands down my favorite artist is Wayne Thiebaud.  Especially Thiebaud’s cakes and dessert images.

You can expect many more years of sweet art from me.  Why not, especially since I’m trying really hard to be good and not actually eat my subject matter.  I guess this is my way of dieting.  





Oct 23

Inspiration: Skull Cakes

I found this cupcake kit at Target and made them for a dinner party!  The brains were a little creepy, but oh so fun!  I love this design – I think another Halloween cupcake collection is brewing.  Happy Spooking!

Apr 16

Another cupcake for you … “Hunger Games”

Lately I’ve been obsessively reading the three Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins.  If you haven’t read them yet, I suggest you race out right now and get them!  

When I first heard about the stories from my nieces last Christmas, and what they were about, I was horrified that books about kids killing kids in an arena was something that was resonating with our society and youth. However, I was wrong about both my simplistic impression and understanding of the story, as well as the level of writing Ms. Collins brings to this series!  Wow – these books are both horrifying and enlightening with a complex storyline that unfolds beautifully into a tale about human nature and how frail our moral base can be.  I can only say I’m super sad to be done reading them, but I finally had the chance to see the movie and unlike many book adaptations, this one actually didn’t leave me walking out of the theater frustrated.  I liked it.  there were some liberties taken to the story, but that is to be expected … it’s why you have to read the book as well as see the movie.  Preferably in that order.  

In honor of the Hunger Games and my love of all things cupcake, I had to share this picture of the Hunger Games themed cupcakes my talented friend, Katy, made for her daughter Claire’s b-day.  There’s something somewhat wrong with the idea of a Hunger Games Cupcake, but then again – for those of you who have read the books, I can imagine there would be lots of these Mockingjay Cupcakes in the Capitol!   :0)

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