Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vancouver Matters Book Launch


















Ooooh I loved doing this event! A wonderful book called Vancouver Matters held its book launch at the Charles H Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University. An amazing exhibit by Germaine Koh  was happening at the same time, an installation of a fallow urban lot transplanted into an art gallery, complete with insects, growing greenery, dandelions and newly spun spider webs. 

Coco Cake was asked to create a cupcake display of chocolate cupcakes to complement the book launch; for some reason, Coco Cake sole proprietor L.K. Sung (me) decided to go with a purple, red and brown theme! Originally I was going to go with a red and white striped theme, to complement the colors of the design of the book, but I couldn't find the basic red and white striped wrapping paper I wanted, even though I found the most amazing striped ribbon from Paper-Ya.  I decided to go with brown kraft paper for my stand, with the stripey ribbon as trim; then, because I'm loving purple and red right now, I decided to tint vanilla buttercream a lavendar purple, do chocolate buttercream and deck it all out with red mini hearts, not just cause it was Vally-tine Day but because the colour combo is soooo cute! Red and white striped liners and homemade purple craft-paper flags completed the design package. 

I was really happy with how it all turned out, and not one little cupcake remained at the end of the book launch! Congratulations to the editors of Vancouver Matters, and thank you to the UBC School of Architecture and Blueimprint!

Extreme photograph explosion! Sorry, I couldn't resist!!
xo
LKS


5 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

gorgeous cupcakes :)

apparentlyjessy said...

Very sweet photos and cupcakes!

gyoza*girl said...

love that shade of lavender with the red and choco. so cute with the single heart since it was coincidentally valentines day too! cool book, cool cupcakes, cool event, cool people!

lyndsay said...

yay! thanks all! i love color coordinating!!!

Jean said...

ooh la la. all your cupcakes looks so precious AND delicious! Will have order some next time I go to vancouver. And yes...I can eat 2 dozen of those, easy. :)