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 Post subject: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:53 am 
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So in the German vegan blogesphere there's a competition going on where you need to make cupcakes for your favourite tvshow.

So, of course, the best tv show ever is The Wire. But I'm having a real difficult time thinking of cupcakes because it's not really a cutesy show and there's not one big "thing" I could just put on the cupcakes. Like with other shows I love it's easier. You got blood for Dexter, a stake for Buffy, "meth" for Breaking Bad, etc. But with The Wire? I mean how can I put police, drugs, corruption, realism and awesomeness on a cupcake?

I think I'd want to make chocolate cupcakes with a coffee filling (meep, how do I make a good slightly bitter filling?) and dark chocolate on top of it. But how to decorate it? All my boyfriend and I could think of was putting quotes on there, but they'd have to be really small/short because I don't have any fancy edible pens. And that will probably look lame.

I also thought of something Baltimore related, but I don't see how I can put "places" on there either. Maybe with flags?

I even thought of food that is eaten/talked about in the show but I can't think of much besides alcohol (and I'm teetotal) and fast food.

Does anyone else have any ideas/tips? If I can't think of anything I'll probably do a different show. Like Grimm. Because I also couldn't think of anything for Community, The Office, Parks & Rec....

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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Can they all have little hats that look like they're going to fall off at any moment?

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:30 am 
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You could try to create a cast of characters in cupcake form and maybe half of them could be secretly "wired" with some sort of surprise filling inside the cupcake.

For Baltimore stuff, a quick google search shows me that Berger cookies, steamed blue crab, and snow cones are popular local eats. Maybe the cupcakes could be berger cookie based (fudge-y, chocolaty), and then the wire could be a string of a beetroot or a raspberry or something? I dunno, it's a tough challenge!


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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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Clock faces.

(Remember the clock code they were sending each other?)

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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So while I took a 15 minute nap I thought I might just try to cut out the some of the faces on black cardboard and put it in there with a toothpick. If this doesn't work I guess I have to actually print their faces out?

Haha, those hats, yeah. But they were in only in one early season ( I think?). There were some fascinating fashion choices in the drug dealer apartment...

Thanks, vijita, I'll have to think about the wiring. I thought about something to do with burners but your idea is much more subtle. But I'm not sure what you mean with a "string of beetroot"? How would I do that? I'm looking into berger cookies right now. Thanks for the ideas!

I'm actually still watching the 5th season so I'm afraid of googling the clock thing. We only started watching it this year and my boyfriend and I got DVD after DVD separately because they were so expensive here.

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:03 am 
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Have them spell out "Omar comin'" and have an mp3 playing farmer in the dell in the background.


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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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~Sz wrote:
Have them spell out "Omar comin'" and have an mp3 playing farmer in the dell in the background.

Ha!

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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I now realize I don't know much about vegan cupcake decorating. Does anyone have any good websites they could share? Normally I'm a taste over look kind of baker...

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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It was too dark for good light but this is what I ended up making yesterday. Not as grand as I'd imagined but it looked fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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I tried to post the other pictures but I'm at Starbucks and it wont let me post. There's more here: http://www.veganinberlin.com/thewirecupcakes/

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:20 am 
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Ok, now it's working:

I tried to paint the faces on the frosting at first, but it was too difficult to do because the wafers were so smalls. So I ended up just drawing them on paper and making poppers instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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Lovely and very delicious looking! Please text me a cupcake!


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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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Sent!

It was a bit dumb to use whipped cream though as they didn't look so nice a few hours afterwards...

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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Remember when d'angelo died and bodie had a flower arrangement made to look like the towers? You could do that. You could do some with broken vials on top.

I am rewatching it right now, I will think more about it!


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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:49 am 
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Oh, I'm not making another batch...

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 Post subject: Re: Please, Help me make The Wire cupcakes!
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Im going to have to watch that series again...I forgot how good that show was.


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