YAY for GAGA CUPCAKES!!! omg I’ve had these in my head for a while. I think over the summer when i was doing a zillion kids cakes (which don’t get me wrong, i love), i just wanted to do something fun and just for me and a little bit edgy and different. And as we all know i LOVE and am slightly obsessed with Lady Gaga (b/c she’s FABULOUS and her music kicks ass! and she also stands up for all those of us who were always “different” in one way or another, i just love her…hehe). So the wheels have been turning since then, i think i even sketched stuff on the beach on vacation as way to relax…lol. The Judas cupcake was my dad’s idea, he’s a big Gaga fan as well, love it!
And those of you who know me, know that i very often rock out to Lady Gaga in the wee hours while cake decorating (i like to call it the late night “Gaga Power hour” which usually turns into like 3 hours or more lol), and in the non wee hours as well. Even all of my interns and truffle elves now know all of her songs as part of my totally random iPod baking mix we listen to at the kitchen…hehehe. She’s always in there mixed with the 80s cheese ball pop & rock, billy joel & elton john, 70s old school rock, show tunes, 90grunge, current stuff, and even some holiday music in december (even Christmas Tree!! lol .
So when i decided to give myself a last minute birthday present and go to the book signing in NYC this week, the girls online while we waited to pre order were like, you should totally bring them for her. So i thought hey why not. And it made me get all my Thanksgiving orders done early…lol. So here we are.
The signing was awesome! (minus the waiting in the rain for 3 hours part, but she ordered crumbs cupcakes for everyone waiting online). And she was so super sweet! I left the cupcakes in the pile o gifts, so i have no clue if she’ll see them before they get crushed. But either way i had a ball making them (i thoroughly enjoyed chasing the hubby around with the monster gaga hand, singing various gaga songs at him, and to his credit as a great hubby he sang along lol). AND i got to meet GAGA! She was super nice. It was my first time meeting her and i totally turned into a 12 year old girl and was maybe able to stutter a few things and told her i listen to her when i cake decorate late at night. And she said i was sweet. Now i’m sure called a lot of us sweet, but it still made me smile. And there will so be gaga cupcakes part 2 post holidays, i have a zillion more ideas!
Check out the pics below for more pics of GAGA cupcake fun and the process and meaning behind them. And Monsters you can follow me at my lil monster account @sugarNspice80 for fun gaga related tweets. Enjoy! Paws up forever!
“Born This way” “slime/afterbirth”
I’m kinda obsessed with the goo from the video. LOVE IT! And i’ve been dying to make it a cupcake…lol. All the body parts are made of fondant, and the goo is colored piping gel. Chocolate cupcake with purple tinted vanilla buttercream. back view below, i love the little butt in the righthand lower corner…hehe. And i kind of love that the cupcake on the whole, it’s not super pretty, or your traditionally cute cupcake, it’s just raw and gooey but still gets the point across. And yes monsters, i realize i got the wrong hand, but that’s what happens when you fondant at 3am lol.
Jud-as, Jud-ah-as, Judas, Jud-ah-as!!!
Made of fondant and piped with red royal icing dots to get the look of studded leather. Chocolate cupcake with tinted red vanilla buttercream. At one point it was going to be a leather jacket, but i thought this worked better and had more room for the lettering.
“I’m gonna lace up my boots…”
The boots are made of fondant with piped black royal icing laces. Then painted with luster dust to simulate the fun hardware on her boots. These are modeled after the ones she wore in the Monster Ball, and she also wears them all over the place, not the LeBoutins, these are just the regular ones
“Rainbow syrup in her heart that she bleeds…” – Highway Unicorn
For some reason this lyric stuck out to me from the first time i heard the song, i just love it. And this was the first cupcake i was definite on from the beginning. The heart is an anatomical heart (ish) made of fondant and brushed with red piping gel to make it look real and gooey. I didn’t want your typical regular heart, i thought a real heart 1- is way more Gaga and 2- would look cool. And i put some holes in the heart to show that we all have holes in our heart, but a rainbow can still come out of it! And the rainbow is also made of fondant. Pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese buttercream with pink disco dust on top, of course.
“Marry the Night”
Love this song! Kind of a literal interpretation of the song. It’s a little NYC cityscape made out of fondant, piped royal icing “windows”, brushed with luster dust. The lips are pink fondant, brushed with red piping gel and sparkled with disco dust. The little car “ginger” gaga’s old car, is made of fondant. Pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese buttercream with pink disco dust on top. UPDATE: there will so be a Marry the night part 2 now that the video has come out!! Can’t wait!
Jameson, “My whisky is the only thing i do straight” – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga loves her Jameson whisky so i of course had to do a jameson cupcake! I’ve had a lot of practice with other alcohol bottles (the jack daniels cake, ketchup bottle, etc). The bottle is made of fondant and painted with luster dust and even edible label. The whisky “neat” is also made of fondant and painted with luster dust and drawn with edible ink markers. Chocolate cupcake with purple tinted vanilla buttercream.
This is one of my favorite songs. It’s all about being a strong woman and not taking sh*t from anyone, literally . Schibe (pronounced shie-sa, means “sh*t in German…hehe) So this is my girl power breaking through from below cupcake. The female symbol is made of fondant with edible market writing, bursting out of a fondant hole, filled with yellow sanding sugar. Chocolate cupcake with purple vanilla tinted buttercream. I’m not totally happy with this one, so i think there may be a Schibe part 2 as well.