Friday, December 3, 2010

mahjong cupcakes...!


...all i know about the game is you yell out out a random....2 bam!....or 4 crack!.....or that's what it sounds like....no idea how to play but thought these came out really cute....


.....so had a request this week from our tenant...aka mother in law....who hosts a mahjong get together with the "ladies" every so often......thought the designs on the tiles could be tough....but gave it a try anyway.....started with these.....


.....which is just tinted red, green, and vanilla cake batter...layered and swirled with the colors......kinda christmas-y too....right....?


....the tiles are fondant....not my fav to work with.....but had some leftover and it really worked out for making the tiles.....(btw-don't know how people dye their own fondant...because that must take for days to do to get a really deep color...not fun)....anyway....added a smidge of kelly green food gel to get the nice light green color...it actually matched the color of the tiles really well.....


....the designs were piped with royal icing....thick enough to pipe to keep the design without running...it was a little too thick though and it was hard to pipe through my smallest diameter tip....so it was a little thicker design than i wanted....think it was a wilton #2....


...the fondant tiles with the red, white, and green cupcakes looked really neat.....so even tho you may be a little skeptical of a "project" working out....it may work out better than you think....!


.....anyone play mahjong...?....according to wikipedia....aka the all knowing.....confucious came up with the game...is that true.....?!!...if so that's pretty awesome.....

p.s. i can only take my pics at nite and the shadows are killing me...any suggestions would be appreciated for lighting that makes it look like natural light....! (will be googling that soon....but if anyone has any ideas or websites that would help.....please let me know :) THANKS.

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23 comments :

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    Happy HOlidays:)
    Great idea. love your cupcakes

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  2. I play mah jongg! I have a site for mah jongg lovers. Can I share your pictures with my customers? I don't want to do it without your permission, but I would love to put the pictures on http://www.mahjong-mahjongg-mah-jong.com
    My main site is http://www.WhereTheWindsBlow.com and I can tell you there are SO MANY Mah Jongg Players that would LOVE to serve your cute cup cakes at the next game that they host!

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  3. Those cupcakes look so pretty! You're so talented! (: I've never worked with fondant before, hopefully i'll be able to one day, but I think i'll have to try easier things first.

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  4. They look really like the game! So cute!
    Maggie

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  5. These are gorgeous!! SOOOO much fun! Thank you for linking up to Friday Potluck this week -- I'm featuring you in next week's post! I also have trouble with shadows in my photos -- am hoping that our new house will have some better lighting to alleviate this. :)

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  6. thanks everyone!!....and i'm ok with posting the pics on other sites, but would appreciate a link back...!

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  7. Your tiles look perfectly smooth, and your chinese writing is great. I love mahjong.

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  8. These are really fantastic!! I enjoy seeing your creativity pour out in the form of cupcakes! The sky is really the limit with them!

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  9. *highfive*
    I only play solitaire mahjong but your tiles are awesome! I'm sure mom liked them.
    I have trouble sometimes with our cake pix too.
    When you get called to Cupcake Wars, I totally volunteer for your army.
    XOX The-Not-Your-Sis-Ang

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  10. I used to play this game a lot. Love your cupcakes! And they turned out so fabulous!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week. Hope to see you again this week. Also, I'd like to invite you to come by next Thursday for my Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe Party!

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  11. Your cupcakes look amazing. I play mahjong every week and they would be such a cute idea to make next time I am the host. Thanks so much for sharing.. I love them..

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  12. I play mahjong! Or at least I have a set - haven't played for years though. Used to all the time as a kid. Your fondant tiles turned out awesome!

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  13. Nice job. I was actually looking online for some ideas for cookies. (I thought I was the only one trying to make mah jongg goodies) thanks for posting

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  14. These are JUST ADORABLE! Well done!

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