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Zodiac Cupcakes


I am sure I am not alone here. One day I was so bored at my part-time job I hopped on Instagram and looked up some art challenges. This particular challenge was someone's birthday challenge. I was to draw a blue velvet cupcake.


How fun did this turnout!?! I took the zodiac sign and turn it into the cupcake plate and put the constellation on the icing. Then an idea was born. I would make 12 cupcakes, one for each zodiac sign. The icing would be a galaxy and the constellation would be there as well.

I didn't know at the time what I would do with them exactly, but I knew they were a super cute idea.

First, I sketched out all 12 cupcakes and zodiac cake stands.


It was time to pull out the light box and trace them onto final copy paper. This time around I was going to be using watercolor paper. I was not still debating on how I was going to color the galaxy, but this paper would work with any medium I finally choose. This happens to be Cold Press, 140 lb paper, in a 6-inch by 6-inch square.


With it being time to color I had to make a decision. I knew I wanted to try and make the stand metallic which lead me to using markers over watercolors. Markers gave the cupcakes a nice bright, saturated color. The constellation was added with white gel pen. 



Upon finishing the cupcakes I realized they would make some super cute birthday cards. 



For the powers that be -- These are currently available to be part of your next greeting card line. Feel free to email me Sara@SaraHickmanDesigns.com

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