Alexa from Pop Elegantiarum here. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I'm all about pop culture sweets, and cupcakes are on top of the list. There's nothing better than a great movie cupcake on Oscar night, and I still haven't come up with a plan on what to bake for this year's party. Blue Avatar treats? Hurt Locker bomb component cakes? By way of inspiration, here are a few of my past film-themed favorites.
I've been meaning to replicate Deidre Jean's Fargo wood chipper cupcakes for some time now, but I'm nervous about sickening my guests:
A bit more enticing are my Sugar Magnolias. I can tell you from experience that no one turns down a Dolly Parton red velvet cupcake:
For Oscar night, instead of choosing one film maybe I could follow Leigh-Anne Dennison's example: she created these movie-treat sprinkled, poster-topped cakes for 2008's awards:
For those of you in New York with cash to spare, Eleni's bakery makes fantastic Oscar night treats. Check out last year's Oscar cupcakes:
This year, Eleni's is making equally fantastic (and pricey) best actress and actor cookies:
Enjoy! Now I'm off to figure out how to make wires and detonators out of fondant...