Meekly Yours cupcakes jump out & grab you. They’re unique & unexpected. They’re fun & whimsical. I am not the first artist to bring personality to foods, but these cupcakes seem a bit different. They’re truly one of a kind, but where did they come from?
The summer of 2010, I was off from my college classes & living on campus to work for the summer. Without the hustle of classes & coursework, it was the perfect time to catch up on sleep, go exploring & hang out with friends. Worked the overnight desk in the summer dorms with a number of friends & we often would hang out to keep each other company & awake in the quiet, late night hours.
One night, I was keeping my friend Mary company & as it got later, our conversation turned to more fantastical ideas—not that it hadn’t already started there. We eventually started discussing the recurring adolescent topic of taking over the world. I don’t remember any of the strategies I proposed, but none compared to Mary’s idea. She proposed that the best way to take over the world would be an army of flying muffins. I was intrigued & listened intently as she described the their appearance & roughed up bat wings.
The more I listened, the clearer the image of these baked assailants became in my mind. The idea was too good to turn down & I used my brand new Adobe Illustrator skills to craft the first muffin of the Muffin Army. It was perfect & Mary loved her new sign....but it was only the beginning.
The idea of the Muffin Army seemed finished, but it lay dormant for years until I started working in my sketchbook again. The idea of had waited patiently & this time had even sweeter ideas. The muffins traded in their bat wings for frosting & transformed into incredible cupcakes with all the personality they could muster. To this day, they are still my favorite things to draw & I love the challenge of bringing they’re personalities to life. Hopefully, they’ll let me be part of their journey forever.
Looking for some tasty sweets in your life? Find all the cupcake goodness in the shop. Don't see your favorite flavor? Let me know in the comments. I am always cooking up new cupcake ideas.
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