Really Ugly Cupcakes

by Emily Steers on 05/03/2011

The blog world is filled with nothing but pretty things.

Pretty rooms.

Pretty babies.

Pretty crafts.

Pretty breakfast.

Pretty lunch.

Pretty dinner.

Pretty desserts.

So, I had it up to here.

I made some really ugly cupcakes.

I stared at my food coloring, and thought to myself, “Self? ¬†What are the two most abhorrent colors I could put together?”

And I made something right out of “Saved by The Bell.”

Bright pink cake.

Bright blue icing.

I made those ugly-ass cupcakes.

And now I’m sharing them with you on the blog.

Do you ever share your ugly creations?

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Aparna May 3, 2011 at 5:46 AM

They are not ugly at all!


emily May 3, 2011 at 2:24 PM

thanks! they’re very, uh, HAPPY.


Gillian May 3, 2011 at 7:35 AM

They look adorable, and DELISH. What kind of cupcakes were they?


emily May 3, 2011 at 2:23 PM

vanille et vanille. simple, bright, and sugarrrrrrry


nichole May 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM

dude, ugly would have been … oh, i don’t know. anything covered in mold.

i would gladly eat cupcakes, no matter what the color.

(is that a sign of poor taste?)


emily May 3, 2011 at 2:23 PM

not at all :-) they’re pretty tasty cupcakes, but have accidentally dyed my counter tops too many colors.


Kim@NewlyWoodwards May 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM

That isn’t ugly, silly! They are cute. A little smurf-like, but cute. And the fact that you MADE cupcakes takes you a few million steps ahead of me. ;)


emily May 3, 2011 at 2:23 PM

the blue definitely dyes your teeth– i’ve been telling the boyfriend it looks like he’s been eating smurfs for days. macabre, yes, but funny.


Venassa May 3, 2011 at 2:18 PM

I think they are cute! And look very yummy!


emily May 3, 2011 at 2:22 PM

thanks! the giant dollop of blue is pretty happy :-)


Upscale Downhome May 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM

They look colorful and yummy–not ugly. Maybe smurf-like though but sugary and sweet! Thanks for keeping it real though. I appreciate that!


emily May 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM

the icing was so sugary, you could *hear* it when you bit into it. it’s the kind of noise that inspires both disgust and unbridled glee.


Sydney May 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM

I like them! I bet they tasted good at least! But… WOW, that is a REALLY BRIGHT blue!!!


emily May 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM

i haven’t eaten a food in this unnatural of a shade in a really long time. maybe since we made packers cupcakes for the superbowl?


Tiffany H May 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Hey Emily! Funny post! Just poppin over to say that you won the strawberry lemonade bag from my giveaway on Monday! Contact me so that I can send your info over to the Crafty Cupcake Gal! :) Congrats!


Emily July 14, 2011 at 5:47 AM

This is my favorite post so far


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