So Beth, Ellena and I went to the Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan Gothic Mirrors event hosted by Foyles last night and it was awesome. Getting to meet Holly for the first time was amazing and she is so nice 8D
Sarah was her usual amazingly awesome funny self. Even when hiding behind a desk and ending up on the floor. Legit.
For the occasion we made some book themed cupcakes. We kind of combined Team Human and Coldest Girl in Cold Town by doing the Team Vampire cake in blue. The original CDiCT cupcake was the one with the two blue dots, it was meant to be fang bites. We tried okay? :’)
All the other books tagged are represented in some way apart from Demon’s Lexicon. I tried to remember the Demon’s mark and we were going to do that in chocolate icing but it was getting confused in my memory with the Deathly Hallows sign. A quick google search did not help and we were decorating these in the hour before we had to get on the train to London :’)
The cakes were vanilla and the piped icing was butter icing with vanilla (I have a thing for vanilla). Decorations like the cat, clover and bell were doing with ready to roll royal icing that was coloured using food colour and spray on edible paint (for the gold and silver). We made little paper templates to cut round and then laid them on the cakes.
Team Human and Team Vampire were spelled out with left over letters from a birthday set I did a little while ago. But it does explain why we had to get creative with the pink lettering :’) The M was the last W, the U was an O and because we had no more Ms it had to be Teah Human or Team Huhan :’) Our story is the vampire cupcake attacked and that’s why the human cupcake looks a little beat up.
The chocolate hearts were bought. Tempering chocolate is not one of my strong suits.
Still it was fun.
Speaking of books, anyone else doing NaNoWriMo?