10.10.2010

PFB Challenge #4: Picture Perfect

Here we are at challenge #4...and I really can't believe it. A big thank you to everyone supporting me and my quirky outlook on food.

This week's challenge is to create a step-by-step tutorial using photographs. Because I'm so busy (as are most of you), I decided to show a really simple recipe, but with a joyful twist.

Joy Cupcake TITLE

This is the Joy...Cupcake

Joy Cupcake Recipe explanation

Step 1: Joy Cupcake

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Step 5: Joy Cupcake

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Joy Cupcake END

A fun update: Liz over at Confessions of a Former Couch Potato made my cupcakes this week - with her own personal twist. Yikes, sorry about the baggies Liz!

51 comments:

notyet100 said...

nothing can be better thn this,,
good luck for the next challenge ;-)

Jean said...

How cute! Love your illustrations. Good luck with this challenge. :-)

Gayle Martin said...

I love your artwork and your unique touch to your photos. Good luck in this next round of the contest.

Eileen said...

Great post! As usual. You got my vote!

Kate said...

Clap, clap, clap :-) Very well done!!! kate @ kateiscooking

dagmar.eu(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Now the $ 64.000 ? What do YOU do with the scoop-outs? You know the bit you replace with filling? I know what I do, but confess - what do you do?

Lisa Orgler said...

Dagmar- Great question!! I save the scoop-outs for my 12-year-old son. He doesn't find joy in fillings and frosting...he just wants the cake. He has complete joy knowing a bowl of mini-cake scoops are waiting for him at the end.

JillyAn said...

Lovely post and illustrations Lisa! I will stop by and drop off a vote. Good luck!

Island Vittles said...

I love this post!! Best of luck...Theresa

Shelly Borrell said...

You're too cute -- Love your post again! Get ready for challenge #5 with the cool stuff you put out. Good luck.

Shelly, Nibbles of Tidbits

P.S. Do you have time to draw my food now, hahaha, j.k.

Stephanie said...

Voting must not be open yet... I tried to vote but couldn't yet! ::sad face::

Russell at Chasing Delicious said...

Not only do you create beautiful illustrations but you take great shots! Another great post. Good luck!

Whitney said...

damn it you are so creative! it keeps getting better and better, I honestly love to see what you come up with! Amazing job, one of my votes goes to you for sure!

Whit @ Amuse Bouche

Torviewtoronto said...

love this post
cool pictures

Chic Cookies said...

holy brilliance. So what will we see for challenge 5? Oh who are we kidding, challenge 10? :)

Liz Bridges said...

I love this post! There is something so wonderful and fun about a cupcake! And I love this tutorial and how you infused great photos with handwritten messages and your own personal touches. The idea of making filled and frosted cupcakes seems intimidating, but this post shows that it's actually really simple and easy! I'll be voting for you again! I loved the question about the "scoop-outs!" I probably would have eaten them all!

Lindsey @ FRESH AIR + FRESH FOOD said...

I love how you kept the recipe simple and the pictures absolutely beautiful! I don't know how you do it! ARTFUL.

Lindsey @ FRESH AIR + FRESH FOOD said...

By the way - I'm your newest follower and you have my vote!

Amy K. said...

Beautiful! I appreciate your creativity and talent!

Becky said...

Your illustrations are so cute and artful at the same time. Good Luck in the competition!

Carolyn said...

Love how you combine the photos and your illustrations. And everybody can use a few tips on how to make things SIMPLER when it comes to food. Voted for you!

Brittany @ Pretty Fit, Pretty Healthy, Pretty Happy said...

I love this! Your illustrations are so whimsical. And even though I'm not whipped cream's biggest fan, your cupcakes look to-die-for!

You've got my vote. :)

Sippity Sup said...

love the layout and graphics. Excellent rendition here. GREG

Joanne Choi said...

every time your posts just make me giddy with delight. The illustrations and comments on this were absolutely charming and wonderful. You have my vote.

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Awesome graphic work, loved your post! :)

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Totally love it! I voted for you, good luck with the challenge!

~ Jenny ( http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/ )

Lauren Zabaneh said...

Hi Lisa! WoW! Thank you and I am so glad you stopped by Foodie House! So nice to "meet" you!

I'm saying "wow" because I really love your artwork! so creative and clever. what a wonderful blog! The illustrations are just fabulous.

michelle @ The Domestic Mama said...

I loved this post!

Marie (Food Nouveau) said...

I love your illustrative style and the way you enhances "real" picture with just a few drawing strokes, very fresh! I think your unique angle will get you far in the competition. Good luck :)

Food, she thought. said...

I love how you incorporated your art with the pictures. So original! I voted!

We Are Not Martha said...

You are awesome and this is one of the prettiest posts I've seen yet!! Awesome job :) :)

Sues

Amandah said...

This is beautiful and fun. Not to mention, your cupcakes look delightful. I voted for you! Good-luck!!

danasfoodforthought said...

Love this!! Great job on showing us how to do something out of the ordinary, but that will definitely come in handy!

5 Star Foodie said...

Terrific cupcakes and amazing illustrations! I will vote!

VegSpinz said...

I like how you added cute little illustrations on the pics -nice touch! Voting!

Wheels and Lollipops said...

Love the graphics, lay out and style ! Good luck !pe

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Great idea for this round Lisa! Best of luck. Voted.

Jacob's Kitchen said...

Great tutorial. I love how you put your own little stamp on it. Beautifully done as always. And the cupcakes look delicious. I voted for you again!

Good luck! Hope to see you us both in round 5!!! =)

Sarah said...

Adorable! Good luck :)

Daily Spud said...

What can I say, that post just leaves me full of joy :) Beautifully done.

Marly said...

You don't know me. At least I haven't commented on your blog before. At least not that I can recall. Jeez. Anyway, I'm trying to say that this post was just so adorable! I voted for you and I haven't even been following along too much, except for the people I regularly chat with. Wishing you my best!

Liz Bridges said...

Hi, Lisa! I made Joy Cupcakes! Thank you so much for the easy and cool technique lesson and the idea! I made red velvet cupcakes with chocolate pudding filling and cream cheese icing. We all really enJOYed them! Here's a link to my post.

http://aformercouchpotato.blogspot.com/2010/10/joy-cupcakes-thanks-to-lunchbox-project.html

Leila Hamilton said...

fantastic, I just dropped what I was planning for dinner and started drooling over cupcakes! beautiful post, I love your style. voted! can't wait to see what you're planning for next challenge!

Leila@MyBarbarianTable
@BarbarianTable
http://mybarbariantable.blogspot.com

Lisa Orgler said...

Liz - That is so cool! Love the red velvet and chocolate pudding!! Thanks to everyone else for the kind comments too!

Skylar Wolfe said...

I love the art. Honestly, it reminds me of "Teen Girl Squad" if you get the reference. Love it! You get my vote

Sandra said...

Nice!!!

Get Natured said...

Those look SOOOOO good! Great job with your post- I love how you did your photos. :-)

Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

Cute! I love your unique way of presenting the post.

Liz Bridges said...

Thanks, Lisa, for the note you added at the end! We only have 2 Joy Cupcakes left... :( Guess we will have to make more!

Liz

Lori Lynn said...

YAY Lisa! Congrats on advancing! Well-deserved. A most darling post indeed! Can't wait to see your pizza drawing...
LL

Reds said...

Great tutorial!! Love the step by step (and your homemade box and icing)!