Tuesday, March 17, 2009
So, AYE is in for some big changes. The first big change - this separate blog will be no more after this round-up. It will still be here as an archive and I will add links over at PheMOMenon, but all postings will happen at PheMOMenon instead.
My next change is going to be how the themes are chosen. Let me explain why I'm making these changes. When I first put together this event it was to explore specific ingredients, techniques, and recipes as well as different types of creations that we can all use our creativity to come up with a different spin on.
I want it to be a collection of all the cool stuff that all my cool food blogging friends can put together - and it definitely has been exactly that, but not to the extreme I want it to be. That is my fault because I've done a rather lousy job as a host. I need to do better. I hope that these changes are the start of this! I will soon be announcing the new Art You Eat event on PheMOMenon!
Without further ado, here is the roundup for the Cupcakes - please vote for a winner and they will receive the winning badge! You have until March 20th (midnight MST) to vote!
White Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes, by CB aka Clara at i heart cuppycakes!
White Chocolate & Cranberry Cupcakes with white chocolate, cranberry,pistachio cream cheese frosting from Jen at Beantown Baker
Orange Cupcakes with Prunes and Chocolate by Zozó at Cooking Star
Chocolate Shiner Stout Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Bailey's Buttercream Frosting, by Sherra at Baking Up Chaos
Brownies Cupcakes by Priyasuresh at Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes
Christmas Cupcakes by Happy Cook at My Kitchen Treasures
Snowmen Cupcakes by Nicisme at Cherrapeno
Friday, November 14, 2008
The lovely and fabulous by CB (aka Clara) at i♥cuppycakes! and her oh so darling Caramel Apple Cupcakes won the Autumn round of competition!
So, without further ado (because I am way too excited) guess what Clara let me help suggest (ok, talk her into) as the next theme.............................
Cupcakes!! That's right people. A cupcake event. Of course, since this is Art You Eat, you know there is going to be a catch right? We want to see your Winter / Holiday inspired cupcakes. So, Art You Eat #6 is all about SEASONAL CUPCAKES!
I'm not just talking Christmas here. If you have an idea for a cupcake - whether inspired by a snowflake or snowball, your favorite winter sport or activity - whether inspired by Christmas or Kwannza or Hanukkah or New Year's or whatever - whether the inspiration comes in your decorating or your flavors, bring on those cupcakes ladies and gentlemen.
Now, I do realize that it isn't winter everywhere in the world, but I'm hoping even if you are in a different season, perhaps you'll feel like joining in with some cool flavors, colors, or whatever - just get inspired!
Bring them on!
Recognizing it is the holiday season and everyone is busy, you have a nice amount of time to put something together, post it and email me BY JAN. 5TH!
Here is the information to email me at:
Creation Post URL (Permalink)
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Happy Holidays and Have a Fabulous Winter!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Please email your vote for your favorite (or favorites) to artyoueat[at]gmail[dot]com by Nov. 12th at midnight (US Mtn Std Time). Thanks again!
Apple Cider Yeast Doughnuts by Holly at PheMOMenon (wacky creator of Art You Eat Event - me!)
Pumpkin Risotti by Chriesi at Almond Corner, Winner from AYE4 and Theme Hostess for this Autumn Edition!
Apple Trifle with Apple Doughnuts by Manggy at No Special Effects
Caramel Apple Cupcakes by CB (aka Clara) at i♥cuppycakes!
Curry Chicken with Potatoes by wiffy at Noob Cook
Harvest Pumpkin Truffle (aka Fall in a Glass) by Cristie at Edible Antics
Roasted Butternut and Garlic Soup by Jen at Delightful Delicacies
Red Currant Tart by Jen at Delightful Delicacies
Eggless Vanilla Apple Cake by Bharti from Veggie Foodist
Wiener Apple Cake by Happy Cook from My Kitchen Treasures
Cream Cheese Swirled Pumpkin Bread by Mike from Mike's Table
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Drumroll please .............................................................
The winner of Art You Eat #4 - Special Effects was Chriesi from Almond Corner with her Strawberry Sorbet cubes! Thanks again to everyone who participated!
As winner, Chriesi got to choose the next theme and since this edition is for the Autumn / Fall quarter she has decided, quite appropriately to go with an Autumn theme!
So, your mission should you choose to accept it is to create an Autumn inspired dish using seasonal ingredients and/or colors (ie, pumpkin, squash, wild meats, pears, apples, etc, etc, etc! Also autumn colors - oranges, rusts, reds, deep golden yellows, browns, etc, etc).
If it is Autumn-ish and inspires you then please translate that into a dish - savory or sweet - and email me your creation. I am setting the deadline this time around as November 5th. That gives everyone plenty of time to brainstorm and make something (and gives those of us that want to try your dish out this Autumn plenty of season to make and enjoy your idea.
So - please just email me your entry at artyoueat [at] gmail [dot] com by November 5th with the following and you are in the running!
- Your Location
- Blog Name
- Blog URL
- Creation Permalink
- Your Creation Name
- A photo of your creation 250 x 250 pixels
- Don't forget to link your post to here
Let's all get busy and celebrate this beautiful season of the harvest!
in your post or on your blog's sidebar!
Friday, August 22, 2008
So, though we were small in numbers this time around we had some very creative entries!
Make sure to email your vote to me at artyoueat [at] gmail [dot] com by August 27, 2008. Winner chooses the next theme!
Paula at Half Baked in Alabama brings us her Hydrangea Cupcake Bouquet - and how seriously creative and fun is that! The perfect dessert centerpiece for your next garden party (ok, so I just wish I had a garden to party in, but you get the picture!)
Priya from Boston who's blog is live2cookBlog made these Multi Grain Pancake Balls that look so darling and fun - hey, maybe this is the way to get kids to eat their grains!
And from AYE #3's winner Michelle at Big Black Dog in Illinois went all out and made these Animal Crackers All Dressed in Plaid - and yeah, she hand-painted them - so how cool is that!?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
SO SORRY ALL! I've been so swamped with other projects that I have been putting off announcing AYE #4 - admittedly forgetting that I was neglecting to announce who won AYE#3! Bad Holly! No donut!
So... because I am still swamped (and currently typing one-handed) but don't want to put this off any longer the winner of AYE #3 was Michelle from Illinois and the blog Big Black Dogs with her beautiful Jelly on a Porch Rail!
Because life is getting a bit crazier around our house these days, and because there are sooooo many great events out there, to give more folks a chance to participate and to help with my schedule, I've decided to make Art You Eat a bi-monthly event instead of monthly. So, the deadline for this next event will be August 1st. It should give us all a chance to really think up some amazing ideas and have the time to execute them.
Now, on to AYE #4 - SPECIAL EFFECTS! Michelle and I agreed that it would be fun to see what shapes and patterns you all could come up with.
Think patterns, think special shapes, think moulded items, think "special effects" - putting a spin on the "normal" shape of a creation, or implementing and improvising shapes. Be it cake, cookies, something savory - hot, cold, sweet or sour, shaped breads, whatever your little heart desires - as long as it has a special shape to it.
For example, maybe you have always wanted to try piping cake batter or decorating cut-out shaped cookies and have a great idea or recipe to share? Perfect! Maybe you've always wanted to make steak pinwheels or you have a knack for making a fruit bouquet or you are a garnish master - show us what shapes make you think of!
As always, email your entry to me as follows by the end of the deadline August 1st!
Email to artyoueat[at]gmail[dot]com
Include the following:
- Your Name
- Your Blog Name
- Your Blog URL
- Your Location
- Title of Your Creation
- Permalink to Your Creation
- A picture of your creation (preferably 250 pixels wide)