Jeff sent in these photos of the Flash and Green Lantern cupcakes his partner made for his birthday last year.
Instead of frosting, the symbols were made by cutting out and layering fondant.
When I showed my wife the photos of the Flash Cakes and GLO Balls, the first thing she said was, “You realize I have to make these now, right?”
Here’s how she describes them on the Flickr photo page:
Chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow-creme filling, decorated with the Flash logo. Made on an informal dare after the discovery of Hostess “Flash Cakes,” which are simply frosted in red with yellow sprinkles. I will not, however, be making a real-food version of the Green-Lantern-themed “Glo Balls.”
They also happen to taste fantastic!
Some weekend linkblogging:
Francis Manapul has been nominated for a Shuster Award. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with Glee. Rather, it’s the Joe Shuster Awards recognizing Canadian comics creators. Manapul was nominated for his work on Adventure Comics and Superman/Batman last year.
Ben Morse at the Cool Kids Table posts photos and commentary on his five favorite Flash figures.
Comic Critics: In This Issue, a Titan Dies! – This webcomic is absolutely 100% true!
You’ve probably seen that image of Batman fighting a shark with a lightsaber by now, right? ComicMix has identified the artist as Andrew Zubko.
Some linkblogging for the end of the week:
Comics Alliance has a huge interview with Geoff Johns in which he talks about the emotional bases of the characters he’s writing, particularly the various Lantern Corps in Blackest Night. At the end he talks a bit about the Flash, and speed, and how easy it is to get caught up in wanting to do more, faster.
Crimson Lightning is running a casting poll for the Flash movie. At the moment, Neil Patrick Harris is the clear leader. Stop by Crimson Lightning and check in with your vote!
Flash writer Geoff Johns and soon-to-be Kid Flash writer Sterling Gates top this list of top five favorite comic writers right now.
A bit old, but I’ll blame the fact that I was at Comic-Con when he posted it: A Spanish Flash cover set Kaiser the Great to thinking about Flash v.1 #346 and how it sparked a drive to collect the Silver-and-Bronze Age series.
Grumpy Old Fan looks at DC’s line-up and categorized its titles into three groups: “foundational” books that have been around more-or-less continuously since the Silver Age like Superman, Flash, Batman etc., “historical” books that run for a while, get canceled, then keep coming back like Teen Titans or Outsiders, and “new” books that come out of nowhere and disappear a few years later.
Indie Pulp: Mark Waid’s Irredeemable Ways.
The Weekly Crisis has launched a side project (with oddly-familiar initials 😉 ): SpiderFail.org, inspired by a mention in Amazing Spider-Man #601.
Added: The John Ostrander benefit auction at Chicago Comic-Con is tomorrow. If you’re at the con, consider checking it out. If you’re not at the con, take a look at the website: it’s got a huge gallery of artwork that’s been donated for the auction.