My Sacred Cupcake & Coco’s Birthday Cakes

September 25, 2008 at 12:01 am 12 comments

Yesterday, I headed over to Matt Lukesh over at Seppuku Tattoo here in Savannah, GA to finish up the tattoo that he started a couple of weeks ago. It’s my Sacred Cupcake. What do you think?

Sacred Cupcake

Sacred Cupcake


I love birthdays. I love them because there’s cake and frosting involved. Sure, there are presents and hugs and congrats and sometimes crazy parties, but my favorite part of a birthday is a cake baked especially for me. And so I return that favor to anyone around me, so that they know that I made this cake especially for them.

Coco is a friend of mine at work who’s always upbeat. I asked her what her cake choice would be this year and she said: Make it vinage, and throw in some magical and maybe some whimsical. So that’s what I did.

Vintage white cake with strawberry frosting

Vintage white cake with strawberry frosting

Vintage white cupcake with Magical strawberry frosting and Whimsical over-sized nonpareils.

Vintage White Cake

1/2c Unsalted room temp Butter
3/4c Granulated Sugar
1/3c Milk
1/3c Water
1 1/2c Cake Flour
2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Egg Whites

Cream the butter and the sugar together until it forms a light fluffy cream. Then, add 1/2c of the flour. Combine well and then add the water. Combine well and then add another 1/2c of the flour as well as the baking powder and the salt. Combine well and add the milk. Combine, mix in the final portion of the flour and beat on high for a couple of minutes. Should be VERY light in color and fairly fluffy.

Beat the egg whites until you get stiff peaks, probably should take about 4 minutes. THEN, fold them into the batter until you cannot see any streaks of egg white. Spoon into cupcake papers, filling them 2/3 of the way. Bake them at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean

Magical Strawberry Frosting

4oz Cream Cheese
1/2c Pureed Frozen Strawberries
4c Powdered Sugar

First combine the cream cheese with 1c of the powdered sugar. This will probably look like crumbs when it’s fully combined. Beat it an additional minute on high and it will become a cream again. Then, add the strawberries. Combine well. It should look really thin. Add the rest of the powdered sugar until it reaches a spreadable consistency. You should have ALOT of frosting. More than double what you will need.. so maybe half the recipe?


When the cakes are fully cooled, frost them each with about 1-2 tbsp of the frosting. Spread it out using a butter knife or a small offset spatula. I let them cool for about 20 minutes and then I flipped them into a dish containing my Whimsical over-size Nonpareils. You’re finished. Enjoy!

Coco's Cakes

Coco's Cakes

Happy Baking, folks!


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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lucky Red Hen  |  September 25, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Woah, that’s some SERIOUS commitment to cupcakes!

  • 2. Marilla  |  September 25, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Gorgeous tattoo!

  • 3. aubrey  |  September 25, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    That is so badass. I love it!

  • 4. Lauren Cortesi  |  September 26, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I wish I had the nerve to commit to such a beautiful tat! I have others but nothing that big. I would love to frame that and put it on my wall! Gorgeous!

  • 5. Hillary  |  September 26, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Very adorable cupcakes and very interesting tattoo!

  • 6. Etsy Finds « Dolce Cakes  |  September 27, 2008 at 12:05 am

    […] would look phenomenal next to my new Ink. I think I’ll have to purchase one for me and one for my sister… These are ultimately […]

  • 7. Julia  |  September 27, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Wow… that is the most beautiful cupcake tat I’m ever seen. I’ve been wanting to get one myself but just can’t seem to get up the nerve. The colors on yours is so unbelievably gorgeous, I can’t hardly stand it.

    BTW, I love your blog! 🙂

  • 8. Heidi Reimer-Epp [Botanical PaperWorks]  |  September 27, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Very beautiful colors!

  • 9. Top 5 Cupcake Tattoos @ Geeky Tattoos  |  December 13, 2008 at 12:59 am

    […] who is studying Baking and Patisserie at the Texas Culinary Academy. She also keeps a blog over at Dolce Cakes. Her “Sacred Cupcake” was inked by Matt Lukesh at Seppuku Tattoo. via Dolce Cakes […]

  • 10. Emily M.  |  October 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    This is a lovely photo, would you mind if I painted it (the vintage white cakes) for my art project?

  • 11. Duda  |  October 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    wow!!!…your tattoo is amazing!!!…i’m speechless…breathless…and I think I need a cupcake right now!!!

  • 12. empire invites  |  March 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Sweet tattoo! looks amazing!


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