Sunday, April 13, 2008

joseph and the amazing technicolor cupcake


Have I mentioned that Bug Bug is completely obssessed with the musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?" Totally my fault - I saw the musical as a kid and loved the soundtrack, and I introduced her to it. We haven't stopped listening to it since. It's the story of the biblical Joseph, described thus, "A young man's dreams get him into trouble with his 11 brothers, who sell him into slavery. A series of misfortunes befall him until his gift at interpreting dreams raises him to great power, and reunites him with those he loves." And Pharoah is portrayed as Elvis, so what more could you want? "No one had rights or a vote but the king. In fact, you might say, he was fairly right-wing."

Anyway, Bug is always interested in Joseph's coat of many colors. When we were deciding what kind of cupcakes to bring for her school birthday celebration, she asked if we could make lots of colors of icing so the cupcakes would look like Joseph's coat. She asked for 10 icing colors, but I thought 4 was more my speed. She also wanted them to have tiny pink hearts and "glass" (sanding sugar) multicolored sprinkles. The sprinkles got lost in the shuffle, and I don't think anyone would peg these as Broadway revivalist cupcakes, but they did come out really cute!


5 comments:

Nanette said...

Those are super cute! And I can totally imagine Bug Bug describing her vision to you. :)

Go Nicole Yourself said...

PLEASE tell me you didn't do this yesterday after the shower? You must have been sweating to death!!!!

They really are so cute. You're awesome at this. Always have been.

Suzanne said...

It was red, and yellow, and green, and brown, and scarlet, and black, and ochre, and peach, and ruby, and olive, and violet, and fawn, and lilac, and gold, and chocolate, and mauve, and cream, and crimson, and silver, and rose, and azure, and lemon, and russet, and grey, and purple, and white, and pink, and orange and blue! (WHEW!!! I can't believe I remembered all of them!)

meredith said...

you really need to open a bakery! (but not near me or i'll end up weighing 700 lbs)

justJENN said...

They look great!