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081411 -  MLP:FIM Cupcakes2 by dahli-lama 081411 -  MLP:FIM Cupcakes2 by dahli-lama
Here's some cross sections of the cupcakes I made so you can see their insides. The Rarity one didn't turn out like I had hoped (purple with dark purple marble) but oh well. That's still the brightest rainbow cupcake I've ever seen.

I'm thinking of maybe making these to sell at cons...

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Art DL 2011
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LiganTM Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
The colors are a little weird for Celestia and Twilight but it still looks good. I like how clean the edge of the frosting looks. I'm guessing Luna colors would be impossible, making transparent cake O_o.
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Oh, those look simply mouthwatering!
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ravenandkuba Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool cupcakes!
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becanzoobs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I WANT I WANT I WANT...... CUPCAKES ALL OF A SUDDEN!!!!! yumyumyum....
realization in 3.... 2...1..... and i just made a fool of myself, didnt i...... >.< ;)
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Narwhal-Wants-A-Hug Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wat
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heroofkvatch Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are AMAZING!
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TeamInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
this looks delicious, do you have the recepy?, or you can try any ingredient you like to make them?
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just took a regular white cake mix recipe and added things/dye to it.
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TeamInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
they look nice, just one last question, is the frosting very soft? or not?
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BubbleGumSalguero Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yummy!!!
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chrislea Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Oh my god, I want each and every one of these cupcakes. O_O
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Kiyna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Do you think you could make one of Luna or Derpy?:D
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may some day. I keep wanting to make another batch and update them with new skills I've learned. But no time. :(
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llama-medusa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
:heart:
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loverofmythology Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO AWESOME!! i would feel bad for eating them tho XD
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tazthetaz Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
wow i feel really embarrassed. i almost licked my computer monitor
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! I'm glad you like them.
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CynderMizuki Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Oh cool pony cupcakes! Wait a second... pony cupcakes... where have I heard that be- EEP! I'm just kidding XD these look awesome, DO WANT!
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deaththekid78 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
omg i want! you should make nightmare moon, heartstrings, and derpy ones. maybe even a zecorone :3
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie....gimme now!!! xD *paws at the screen helplessly* ;_;
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lena56 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Artist
OMG I WANT THE RAINBOW DASH ONE!!!!!!!! oAo
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Lover-of-Music Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student General Artist
can i use these as a reference for some cupcakes at mine *and my baby sister's* party?

((you never no when copyright will pop up XD ))
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind at all! Though if you post them online anywhere would you, if you don't mind, give me a link and a mention? I'd also love to see how they turn out!

Just remember to use buttercream frosting and not whipped topping like I did. The fondant doesn't like whipped topping.
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toohot17 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What if buttercream frosting makes you ill? :(

:heart:S.N.B.:heart:
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ChaosYuuki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
you should sell them at cons'
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would if they'd allow food to be sold in Artist Alley. That and I have a full time job and these cupcakes are a lot of work. Making a huge batch to sell would just be too much for me.
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what cons do you guys go to? oO
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just SakuraCon in Seattle. But I won't be able to sell any cupcakes there unfortunately. They wouldn't let me sell food unless I convinced my boss to do something with our bakery... maybe next year.
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
we have a maid cafe at our con in Atlanta; I know you aren't local (I'm assuming you actually live in Seattle), but I wonder if something like that would be possible at AWA?
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I currently don't have the ability to send cupcakes (though I may in the future), but it would be possible to send the cutie mark toppers that can be placed on cupcakes there. I would love to help do that! Maybe even with some other fandom toppers. Let's talk. :)
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I didn't mean for you to send anything...but if I get more involved with that part of the con, then maybe we can work something out!! That would be so cool!! :D (actually, I think we should have a pony panel, too lol xD :squee:)
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I wasn't reading our previous conversation before. Haha. I wonder if it would be possible if there's a maid cafe type thing at my local con...
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ChaosYuuki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
oh that's understandable then. i forgot no foods to be sold. and just looking at them i can understand them taking some time.
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do work at a bakery though and I'm going to try and slip a few MLP things in here and there.
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ChaosYuuki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
oh that's just sneaking. and kinda devious. I like it.
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un1c0rns Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
HI! I absolutely LOVE your cupcakes! They are so awesome and are 20% cooler than an ordinary cupcake. Before winter break, I wanted to do something special for my fellow bronies and thought this was the PERFECT idea. But the thing is im a newbie at baking. I was wondering if you could tell me how you made the cutie marks or if there was an easier way to make them. Also, what kind of icing did you use? Thanks!
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For these I used whipped topping, but it's too moist and will melt the fondant which is not good. I learned that after doing these. Buttercream frosting works much better for icing, and you can either make that yourself (this is a good recipe: [link]) or you can buy a tub of it (though it doesn't taste as good.) In the recipe you can replace Vanilla extract with any other flavoring to get, say, peppermint frosting! Just play around. Remember the tastes you like with other tastes and experiment. Baking should be fun!

For the cake itself, I used a Duncan Heinz mix. Cake from scratch is good too, but the mix is easy and quick. Just remember, if you want to be able to color the batter, use a white cake and use egg whites only to get the batter as white as possible. It'll dye better.

And the cutie marks are fondant. There's no much advise I can give except to practice and experiment. Use corn starch to make it less sticky. A technique I used a lot here was to make the shapes by arranging balls of fondant together and smushing them flat with a flat surface (like a dough scraper or a meat cleave.) Use gel food dye to get the colors. I use Wilton and Americolor brand gels. Most craft stores carry colors in the cake section. You can find fondant and icing there as well.

I got to rambling but I like talking about cake so... yeah!Hope that halped!
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Fangirl-45 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my Celestia. That is so awesome. I'm just in awe at the moment.
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SugarLily165 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I'm trying to make cupcakes like these but am having trouble with the coloring. May I ask how you do the marble? (I'd especially like to learn how you did Celestia and Rainbow's.)
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use gel coloring, like Wilton or Americolor. Regular food coloring that you might get at the grocery store just won't give you bright colors. I also made sure my batter was as white as possible (using just egg whites) so I could make sure there was no yellow mucking up colors like blue and purple. Just color the batter in a separate, small dish, and then add it on top of the last color. For a swirl (what I tried to do on Rarity's but the colors weren't contrasting enough) I just add a little more of a different color on top and then use a toothpick to swirl it in.
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Bast-Incarnation Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Are they all flavored to the specific pony too? Like, Apple Jack would be apple cake ;)
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I'd like to do. But for this time I was lazy and just added spice or extract to the batter. Applejack was cinnamon. I forget what the others were.
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Bast-Incarnation Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Ok cool. I would love to try those cupcakes ;)
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Shadow-Okami Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would have such a sale with these at cons, it's not even funny lol. And yet, I lol. xD

I love celestia's cupcake :3 and Twilight's <3
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally started planning out how to make these for cons... but then I found out that most cons don't allow you to sell food items. :( Now I'm working on pony fondant sculptures that I would have an easier time selling on Etsy or something.
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Shadow-Okami Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww that's terrible news. Isn't there anyway around it? I mean... I saw in one of the comments that you mentioned possibly passing it off as selling art? That wouldn't work :\? Cause honestly I'm sure a lot of artists and people visiting would appreciate the cupcakes in both flavor and appearance xD
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't really looked into it yet. I don't really have the ability to go to any cons unless they're in Seattle, tho. We'll see.
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beatlebabe96 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ur macking my mouth water
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OblivionxOathkeeper Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
if you dont mind me asking wat did u use to make Rainbow Dash's cutie mark?
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dahli-lama Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All fondant and coloring. I just made rounded shapes, put the close to each other then squished them with a very flat surface.
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