19 February 2009

Australian Indigenous Art Inspired Cupcakes

I am really glad to have had the opportunity to interpret the Australian Indigenous art genre.
Even more glad to combine the aesthetics with traditional bush tucker foods!!
The Cupcakes with alternating colours are Mango Centrered Vanilla Cupcakes with Native Finger-Lime Buttercream and the Cupcakes with bold stripes in black and white are Vanilla and Wattleseed Cupcakes with light Chocolate Buttercream. Absolutely incredible combinations that worked very well together.
The decorations are all edible being made from Ochre coloured Fondant and food colour pastes.



10 comments:

  1. These are just wonderful! I've never seen the Aborginal motif on a cake before. Terrific!

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  2. These are striking in every way. Unique and symbolic. I'm blogging these on Zen Cupcake. Incredible cupcake art!

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  3. I can vouch for the flavours of both cupcakes.
    We had guests at my partner's 50th sharing cupcakes to taste both designs. Great work, Bev.

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  4. Angry AustralianMay 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    I think it's rather disgusting that you are using Indigenous Culture to market your cupcakes. Though it shows that you value them for their unique and intricate lifestyle and culture, you are selling their culture as if it is a commodity.

    Certain indigenous Australian Art is protected under copyright laws and you should perhaps consider this.

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  5. Perhaps you should consider forwarding the proceeds of your cupcakes to an Indigenous Fund.

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  6. I totally disagree with the 2 previous comments.Indigenous art is beautiful - why not use it on a cupcake? Why is this considered inappropriate? Im in the process of putting together an indigenous childrens party (I am not indigenous) but I love the colours,the artwork and the Dreamtime stories and want to share them with children. I have sourced my products from various indigenous suppliers from handmade paper from Euraba, dreamtime stories from Aboriginal Studies Press, Pandanus Baskets handmade by Yulki Nunggumajbarr, fabric designed by Audrey Napanangka, bush tucket supplies from the 'Dilly bag'Emu caller and Didgeredoo from the 'Dreamtime Gallery' and I would love to have these beautiful cupcakes for the children to share....as I am sure that they will not want to eat Kangaroo, Emu or crocodile. Indigenous inspired art on a cupcake is no different to using any other Australian inspired subject - I think sharing indigenous culture in any format is fantastic. I dont discriminate against anyone - we are all Australian.

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  7. what a shame these cupcakes are still not on here for everyone to enjoy. I have been searching for ideas and so dissapointed that you may have felt obliged to remove your photo & Im guessing on the basis of the ridiculous comments made by 'angry odd Australian' and backed up by 'Anonymous do gooder'. So we Australian's are not able to enjoy & admire a cupcake inspired by Aboriginal art? perhaps 'angry' and 'do gooder' would like to share with us any other forbidden cupcake subjects, what about Navajo Indian designs, ancient Greek perhaps...

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  8. It would be a real worry if 'copyright' laws prevented the general population from using - Spots, Spripes, and the letter C - or the colour brown,white and black -

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