Whew!! 600 mini cupcakes and three custom made Japanese ” temple” stands later… Here is our creation:
The roofs are all edible, made from gumpaste, rolled fondant and royal icing. The “dragons” were hand sculpted from rolled fondant and gumpaste. My dear long-suffering husband made the stands. The actual creative process usually goes something like this:
Me: ” I thought of a really cool cupcake stand”
DH: “Show me”
Me: “okay, (I start to show him photographs of Japanese temples and then my very crude sketch)”
DH: ” YOU”RE CRAZY!”
Me: ” no, wait, we can totally do this…. (notice the “we”)”
and then we’re off, talking about materials, improving the design and staying up until the wee hours making it happen. I truly enjoy the creative process and how, I can see something in my imagination and then make it reality.
A big mahalo for my volunteers and all their hard work!!
All photographs courtesy of Jordan Honma; firstname.lastname@example.org