Monday, 31 March 2008

lights, camera, action...devil's food cupcakes go to the movies




i am so tired that i can hardly keep my eyes open to post this. i have had such a hectic weekend but still managed to squeeze in some cupcakes...how do i do it??? if this isn't love then i don't know what is.

my reason for being so tired is because i have spent the weekend with my younger brother and his college classmates on a movie shoot. my brothers movie was chosen as one of the films to get made out of his class as part of his final year in his degree and in his script were two boys. and so, well, being a speech and drama teacher he thought i would be an ideal candidate to be their chaperone as well as coach them on the set to help them perform. so saturday and sunday, i have been with these two boys non-stop and taken care of them. however, it was great fun. the boys were fun and pretty easy to look after and they performed really well on both days. the shoot on saturday was at one of his classmates house, but today it was here.

so when i got home last night (despite starting to feel tired) i took out my mixer and thought i'd make some themed cupcakes to give all the crew and cast for lunch (along with an excellent chicken curry made by my hubby!) the cupcakes went down a treat and were just what the doctor ordered for a cold, long day of filming outdoors with the unpredictable irish weather - we had sun, rain, hail and wind! chocolate is so good for keeping energy levels up! and of course, i couldn't help but make them a little movie-themed with some sugar fondant and those famous words that seemed to be so associated with movies. i even had a part as an extra in a funeral scene!

i really admire all of the crew. they worked so hard and i really had the opportunity to see what really goes into making a movie and this was just a short movie...so imagine what the big guys have to do! and so, they were certainly deserving of some movie cupcakes. next stop the oscars...

6 comments:

Faery said...

Hi your cupcakes look delicious, I also make lots of cupcakes experimenting all the time

Lorraine E said...

How cute-love how you got all the movie making paraphernalia in the pics!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi faery, thanks for stopping by!

hey cooking, thanks for the link up and will check out your site!

lorraine...the pics for this one was a challenge trying to fit that clapperboard in it (belonging to my movie making brother!) and all the 24 cupcakes...but i needed to get a photo of all the words! i just love those old clapperboards! the actual one on the set didn't look anything like the one in the photos!

Cakelaw said...

These look fantastic - well worth all that work.

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, it's great to meet another Irish blogger. Your cupcakes looks divine!!!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi rachel...thanks for dropping by! love your blog and so excited another daring baker is in ireland!