Friday, March 5, 2010

Sugared Cinema: Alice in Wonderland



"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:  Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—of cabbages—and kings." 

And a hookah-smoking, monacle'd caterpillar voiced by smooth, velvety Alan Rickman.

I loooooove Alan Rickman.

("We get it."  That's what all of my friends are saying in unison right now.)

That being said...Alice in Wonderland comes out today!  Are you excited?  Have you been waiting 7 months for this day, too?!  Are you leaping out of your knickers?!  Rhetorical questions?!

In honor of this momentous day, here is a tribute to Tim Burton's take on the classic's characters using (what else?)

...cupcakes.






  

Off with her head.





  

 






A special day calls for special cupcakes.

Special cupcakes call for special beer.

You didn't think the Mad Hatter drank tea at his party, did you? 


The Hatter was a hop head.

 (New Holland Brewing, Michigan)

 Last but not least, I have some loot to hand out!

Thanks to everyone who entered my first giveaway.  I really appreciate all of the friends and family who have taken the time to stop by and hope that you've gotten a little something in return, whether it be a new recipe, a chuckle or, in this case, free goods.

You guys make me feel fuzzy like my legs in the wintertime.  

The winner is Comment #4!

Oh man just one?
When I was a kid : Beetlejuice!
When I grew up: Big Fish

Congratulations Jaimie!  You've won yourself a $25 Fandango gift card, just in time for the weekend.  Enjoy!

I love Beetlejuice (I actually have a Zagnut in the cupboard at home) and Edward Scissorhands always triggers my deep-seated craving for ambrosia salad and makes me want to get a waterbed.

But if I had to pick one?

"What may I do for you today, sir? A stylish trimming of the hair? A soothing skin massage? Sit, sir, sit."

"You see, sir, a man infatuate with love, her ardent and eager slave. So fetch the pomade and pumice stone and lend me a more seductive tone, a sprinkling perhaps of French cologne, but first, sir, I think... a shave."

"The closest I ever gave."

Todd.  Sweeney Todd.


   


50 comments:

  1. These cupcakes are incredible Ali! I have to say the hookah smoking caterpillar is my favorite. Glad to know someone else is as pumped as I am about the movie...and Johnny Depp.

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  2. You have brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely fabulous, Ali. I am Googling "how to petrify a cupcake" so we can keep them for-e-ver!

    Picking up a 6-pack of Mad Hatter tonight to celebrate you and your freakin' creative and crazy mind! Love you, sis. (Also working on how to get this on the streets!)

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  3. Ali, these are freakin' amazing! Job well done!!

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  4. Absolutely amazing Ali!! I can't choose just one. I love the Mad Hatter cupcake. It's good looking at Mr. Depp. :)

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  5. Girl, you are AMAZING. These are just so beautiful. Please do not eat them. They are too pretty:)

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  6. This was a multiple "oh my god!" post.

    1st, I did not know that Alan Rickman had a part in AIW.. this changes everything. oh. my. god. (as you know I share your love for Alan Rickman)

    2nd,3rd,4th, 5th and 6th, those have to be the most amazing cupcakes I have ever seen. I knew you were talented, but good lord Ali, that shit is AMAZING. seriously, this needs to be your lifelong career. serious skillz.

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  7. OH MY DAMN- you are one talented girl! Those have to be the BEST looking cupcakes I have ever seen (even better than your new moon cakes- and I didn't think that was possible). Of course I love the mad hatter cake but the tweedle dee and tweedle dum set really stole a piece of my heart. I wonder if they stock the Mad Hatter ale anywhere in NW Florida??

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  8. Wow those are incredible. Way to go, Ali.

    Totally with you on Sweeney Todd. I need to watch it again. That ought to be a movie I own, but it's not.

    Did you know the production is coming to Signature Theater? It's not Depp and it's not Burton but I'm sure it will be awesome. Amanda and I have tickets to go see it the first week in April.

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  9. Those cupcakes are incredible! I really like the tweedledum and tweedledees. You are so creative and talented.

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  10. Thanks so much, everyone :) I'm a sucker for all things "theme-y" so making these was a lot of fun. Playing with fondant makes me feel like I'm in elementary school art class again.

    (Amanda, I can always count on you to share my fanaticism for Severus <3)

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  11. Ali, these blew me away! Incredible!! What a combination of skill and creativity.

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  12. PRO SKILLZ! Tweedle-Dee & Tweedle-Dum are amazing. Nice photowork too.

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  13. I have only 2 words for your cupcakes, Ali. Awe-some. You gotz mad talent, my friend!

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  14. You are Soooo talented!! I love them all.

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  15. Really awesome work on those little cup cakes! Very impressive, and also I can't wait to see the movie!

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  16. Genius. So artistic and beautiful!

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  17. I think I am totally in love with this right now. I have decided that my new theme of the year is finding my inner alice....

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  18. the maid or horrorMarch 7, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    effin awesome... they look fabulous! You should get a TLC show, because your shizz is way cooler than watching random humans with a lot of babies....

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  19. So how was the movie? Was it as awesome as everyone is saying? It apparently banked more than Avatar on opening weekend.

    We're giving it a week or two before we go. Not a big fan of movie crowds.

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  20. Just lovely! And you're quite talented!!

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  21. those cupcakes are AMAZING. I love making cupcakes and these are just fabulous. you are very talented. :)

    Best,
    Sasha @ http:.//www.akitcheninbrooklyn.com

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  22. Did you make your own fondant to create these? I am so impressed with these - best cupcakes I have seen in a long time.

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  23. Amazing cupcake decorating! This persuades me to bookmark your blog. And maybe to see a movie I didn't think I cared about!

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  24. Thanks for checking out the blog, guys :D

    Sasha - I used pre-made fondant for these cupakes. Freed up some much-needed time for dyeing :)

    Debby - I love giving the gift of music and movie suggestions!

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  25. These cupcakes look absolutely perfect!! Wow. You did a fantastic job.

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  26. Those are amazing cupcakes, just fantastic. You should try to get them to Tim Burton himself. Unreal, beautiful, gorgeous....

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  27. Your cupcakes look awesome.I can only imagine how much patience went into decorating them!

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  28. I can not believe what I am seeing!!! Completely amazing.

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  29. I've seen a loooot of Alice in Wonderland goodies around the movie premiere (as editor of ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com, I search for such things)... but these totally got me! Bravo to you! These are amazing. Tweedle Dee and Dum are my favorites (I'll be sure to post a link to your cupcakes, too)

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  30. Those cupcakes are beyond awesome. I love 'em! YOU are fabulous for creating them~! <3

    http://classiclyamber.com/blog/

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  31. I know you focused on Cupcakes....but for your fans who said to never eat them....have you considered using some type of clay to redo them? Then you could keep them forever! Amazing work!

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  32. These cupcakes are "OVER THE TOP" AMAZING!!! You're so talented and creative!!!

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  33. You are seriously talented. You've created a set of cupcakes I'll never forget. Amazing.

    Laura

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  34. These are truly lovely.

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  35. these are AWESOME!

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  36. I really appreciate all of the comments. Thanks :)

    Now if only I could figure out how to do cupcakes in 3D...

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  37. Oh my BISCUITS!! You have extraordinary skills with your fondant work!!! Oh my!! Amazing, truly amazing!!! You should be more than proud of these little works of art!! I don't know how you will eat them - I would NOT be able to!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! :o)

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  38. i'm so impressed! tweedledee and tweedledum are my favorite--so intricate and exquisitely done!

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  39. this is soooooooooo great!!!!!

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  40. OMG!!!! These cupcakes are so beautiful... I hope you don't mind me asking, how do you find the patience to work with fondant? I'm so in love with the red queen and the rose cupcakes! keep up the good (no, I mean excelent) work!

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  41. LOVE your creativity!!!! Beautiful work!!!!

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  42. fabulous! absolutely fabulous :)

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  43. These are amazing. What an awesome expression and art form. Wow, I am beyond impressed.

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  44. You, my dear, rock the house!

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  45. Outstanding. I love these. Will definitely post them on the roundup this weekend.

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  46. These are fantastic! I am sharing them on my cupcake blog. Hope you'll stop by and check it out!

    http://cutecupcakesallthetime.blogspot.com/

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  47. Here from cute cupcakes all the time to say those are AMAZING! The movie wasn't that great but the cupcakes are a work of art!

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  48. Wow, thanks Mormishmom and Cherish! It's so great to see that these cupcakes are still getting love :D

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  49. Man I've wanting to see the movie Alice In Wonderland for a really long time.

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