This is such a grown up cupcake. Warm and creamy combinations of toffee, caramel, and soft vanilla. These are all mouth watering descriptions of neutral tones of brown and beige. Browns are tertiary colors, being colors made with all three primaries. Mostly yellow and red (making orange) neutralized with a bit of blue. Surrounded by a soft neutralized purplish blue, also a tertiary color. All these complicated color combinations work together beautifully, the result is a warm beige cupcake, that instead of being boring, simply glows!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
A simple little vanilla cupcake with sprinkles. When we think vanilla we think white, or cream, maybe with a hint of yellow. But take a look at the color peeking out from this cupcake. If we were talking about additive color theory, such as what happens when different colored lights are used, white is considered a mixture of all the primaries. Theatre lighting is where you would use additive color theory. But on canvas, adding color to whites gives them life! Usually this is achieved by allowing reflected colors to show through, like Scott did here, the deep burgundy background is reflected in the icing. The whole thing is just warm and inviting, a cupcake like your grandma would have made! Enjoy!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
A new version of an old favorite, red velvet cake with a swirl of cream cheese icing, topped with a fun little heart shaped ladybug. Surrounded by a soft celery green background that helps make the red tones in the cake really show up. Take a look at all the variations of color in the cup, purples and plums through brick reds, it's touches like this that makes even the smallest of paintings interesting to look at!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Gotta love the chocolate peanut butter combination! The icing on this cupcake was actually put on with a small ice cream scoop. So it looks like a cupcake a la mode! Surrounded with a brilliant coral red, and topped with mini peanut butter cups, it looks as delicious as it tastes! Have a great day!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wow, can you tell we had a couple of spring like days here over the weekend!? Scott's palette has been totally taken over with yellows and spring greens, how refreshing! Scott wanted everyone to know that we picked this cupcake up at The Atlanta Cupcake Factory, and it was ceremoniously devoured moments after this painting was finished, still warm from sitting under his desk lamp, one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth! OK, back on track, this is sure to put a little spring in your step, and it pairs beautifully with yesterday's cupcake which somehow has not sold yet! Imagine that! Have a great day!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Oh so sweet! Such a simple little happy thing, I can see this cupcake in a little girl's room, making her smile. The pale yellow icing, robin egg blue background, and pinky peach sugar are all variations of the primary colors. And by using all three, (yes even a sprinkle of sugar counts), makes this a primary triad. A primary triad means all three primary colors are used, and a secondary triad is when all three secondary colors are used, they would be green, purple, and orange. Such a lot of talk for something so simple and pretty, enjoy!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I love this cupcake, I could hardly wait until noon to post it! I love everything from how the cake cracks a bit at the base of the creamy icing, to the beautiful pink that surrounds it. The hardest part is, the real thing is sitting in the fridge, calling me. Enjoy!
Friday, February 19, 2010
There is nothing like a green maraschino cherry to make the whole world look a little odd. But here we have it, I can't even imagine what they have to do to make them green. But you know it's still going to taste good, you just can't go wrong with chocolate and cherries. Surrounded by an almost salmon pink, the complementary color to this bright clean green, only you will know if you have the right spot for this little number! But have no fear, we are going to go on a cupcake run up to the big city for some new ideas, soon the studio will be refueled with cupcakes and calories! And don't forget, tomorrow will be this first Saturday cupcake, so stay tuned!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Both red and blackberries crown this cupcake, on top of a dollop of cream. A soft celery green allows the warm colors of the cake to shine through. And I love the sharp black line that gives all these cupcakes such a pop art feel. This is a beauty, cheers!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Here's one for all you caramel lovers out there! A caramel cupcake with little chunks of the candy on top. The colors of the cupcake itself are muted variations of yellow ochres and browns, the real kick comes from the bright red background! Sure to add a little pizazz wherever it hangs! Enjoy.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wow, we made it to 100! When we originally started talking about this project we considered the idea of 100 paintings in 100 days. A goal many daily painters work towards. But now it's pretty obvious we're just warming up! So there will be many more to come, 365 cupcakes is our goal, 265 to go! Scott has decided this centennial moment is a good time to pick up the pace and go for a new painting 6 days a week, so that means the daily cupcake will be posting on Saturday too! Don't hold us to a particular time on those days though, especially if we are at a show, it could be posted at anytime we can get to it!
Blackberries and whipped cream on red, somehow ends up looking quite patriotic. You can't go wrong with red, white, and (almost) blue! Happy Mardi Gras everyone!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Chocolate, raspberries, all surrounded by a yummy creamy yellow, this is simply a delicious cupcake. Scott painted the highlights on this raspberry perfectly, they don't sparkle or shine, they just illustrate that soft dry texture of a fresh raspberry. Scattered with chocolate chips and flakes of coconut, if this doesn't make you go find your local cupcake shop, I don't know what will! And if this is #99, I guess that means tomorrow is 100! But don't worry, we aren't stopping there! There will be plenty more. And I'd love to give you a hint as to what tomorrow's will be, but it hasn't even been started yet! A surprise for all of us!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
A lovely little neutral colored cupcake on a pale beige background. I love all the variations of color in the icing, showing off in the shadows. The sharp edge of black around the cupcake stands out in this piece. I don't think I've mentioned this before, but all of Scott's cupcakes start out with black underpainting, so all the bits of black that you see are coming through are from the very first layer of paint. It makes for a very graphic style. This little piece would stand very happily on it's own, especially in a quiet little spot. Or, it's a great piece to use as a buffer between the big color cupcakes in a group!
Everything is better with a cherry on top! Even chocolate, and you can hardly get better than chocolate! Brown is one of those delicious neutral colors that almost anything goes with, which is why you see it so easily paired with everything from robin egg blue, to celery green, or in this case, magenta! The background, a pale cream, just stays out of the way to let these two colors play! Have a great day, and eat chocolate!
A simple sunny vanilla cupcake covered in star shaped sprinkles. It's the cup itself that is my favorite part of this cupcake. The retro pattern reminds me drive in movies and roller skating. That should date me a bit! Surrounded by a warm pumpkin orange, this piece is sure to make somebody happy!
You just can't go wrong with chocolate. I love how Scott captured the edges in the thick fudge icing, you can almost taste it! It sits in purple cup that leans towards the magenta side of the spectrum, and is surrounded by a creamy neutral color that is almost, but not quite yellow. This little piece stands alone beautifully, but would also play well in a group. I'll be posting tomorrow's cupcake early, as I'll be on an airplane around noon, but then we should be back on schedule for the rest of the week! Enjoy!
Monday, February 8, 2010
I just love this little cupcake, it's so formal looking, and somehow strikes me as a little art deco. The tight edges in the swirls of icing, as well as the curl of pink chocolate matching the edge of the cup. If a cupcake could be architectural in design, and I guess it can, this is a great example! Surrounded by a mossy green to complement the rosy pink, what can I say, it's a beauty!
Friday, February 5, 2010
This little cupcake can pull double duty, as a valentine or wedding cupcake. A simple cream on cream design, surrounded by taupe makes for an elegant cupcake. And I absolutely love the way Scott painted the little silver balls. (I know they have a real name, but for the life of me I can't think of what it is!) I hope you've enjoyed Valentine week, and we'll be back on Monday at noonish with the newest!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
For all of you who kinda like the sentiment of Valentine's day, but not all the pink and froth and fluff, we have a demure little cupcake! Perhaps for the man in your life? A simple chocolate cupcake surrounded by a warm mossy green. Greens can be quite bright and harsh, but add a little of their complementary color to the mix, (red) and they settle down into more natural tones quite quickly. Have a great day!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Something about this little cupcake just makes me smile. It is both simple, and complex, at the same time. The colors are simple, pure white and red, but all the patterns make this an interesting piece. From the swirly design on the hearts, to more swirls in the icing, finishing with the tossed pattern of hearts on the cup. All on a neutral taupe background that makes this piece sing! Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Here's our second Valentine cupcake! A sweet pastel green with a yellow rose, surrounded by pink. We all know by now that red and green are complimentary colors, this is why pale green and pink work so nicely together. Who could resist those little heart sprinkles! Enjoy!
Monday, February 1, 2010
It's Valentine Week at the Daily Cupcake! Every day this week we will be posting a new cupcake for your sweetheart, or yourself. They will all have a heart or hearts to celebrate this sweet day. This one also has a strawberry perched on top, and a little heart that is made by drizzling warm chocolate into a heart shape onto a piece of waxed paper and left to cool. Easier said than done! These will be sure to arrive before the 14th if you purchase this week. Cheers!