Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Steampunk Cupcake Charms

Last week I saw a wedding cake show that featured a couple who wanted a Steampunk cake...so what about cupcakes?  I couldn't find any edible cupcakes decorated in Steampunk style, but I did find Steampunk cupcake charms!

What is Steampunk?  It is a sub-genre of science fiction that is usually set in the 19th century and has Victorian influences (when steam power was used). It also incorporates elements of current-day technology, such as computer keyboards, that have a 19th-century appearance...lots of brass and metal and clockwork gears.  The works of  H.G. Wells and Jules Verne illustrate these elements.  Some recent examples include The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic books, Dr. Who, The Wild Wild West, The Time Machine. 

Steampunk example

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