• Kat Johnston/Sanu in SL: Tasty cuppies are utterly delicious. These are date-loaf cupcakes with a raspberry and wild hibiscus buttercream.Kat Johnston/Sanu in SL: Tasty cuppies are utterly delicious. These are date-loaf cupcakes with a raspberry and wild hibiscus buttercream.
  • I’m posting a picture of a cupcake today, because I’d like to show how my everyday life ties into my creative pursuits. I baked those cupcakes last night – they’re a date-loaf cupcake with a liberal serving of raspberry and hibiscus buttercream.

    In case you were curious as to how I got the two-toned icing, I used a piece of parchment paper to divide the piping bag before scooping in the different colours – one to either side. Carefully remove the parchment and voila! Perfectly consistent two-toned icing in your piping bag. I love beautifully presented food, so I am trying a little harder to make even the common cupcake look wildly delicious.

    So how does this relate to Second Life, anyway?

  • Kat Johnston/Sanu in SL: now for the Second Life translation... a cupcake on one's head.
  • The things that I enjoy in real life inform what I do in the second. I may not be able to eat as many cupcakes as I want or wear one on my head in the real world, but I’ll be darned if I can’t enjoy it in a virtual one, where something as simple as a food item can become a fashion statement in itself. You don’t get the joy of actually eating it, but luckily you get to dodge the calories too!

    The cupcake pictured is currently one of a whole heap currently available in the lucky cuppie at Sanu.

    Additional images of the real life cupcakes, including Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licensed photos can be found in my Baking/Cooking Flickr set.