The Cupcake Boy

Stories about the making of our book, The Cupcake Boy. Part of the Make-A-Book Project. Synopsis: The Cupcake Boy is the story about a boy who makes the most beautiful and tasty cupcakes in the world; however, the villagers take the boy for granted. So disheartened, he leaves his home wondering: “Why should I bake cupcakes for a world that doesn’t love me?

The Make-A-Book Project and author-in-residence program school photographs. Pictured here are all four of the aerial-view school photos. Kids standing in the shape of a bicycle, worm, butterfly and cupcake.
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How the books are made

The following is a step by step summary of how the book is made, including: planning, creating, celebrating and making a difference in the world.

The Make-A-Book Project and author-in-residence program school photographs. Pictured here are all four of the aerial-view school photos. Kids standing in the shape of a bicycle, worm, butterfly and cupcake.
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How the school photos are made

How I make the aerial view photos look real, including using satellite views and chalking the drawing out square by square.

Purple and orange cupcakes matching the Cupcake Boy Cover
How we make stuff

The Cupcake Boy is here

The Cupcake Boy is the story about a boy who makes the most beautiful and tasty cupcakes in the world; however, the villagers take the boy for granted.

Sunflower cupcakes made out of candy corn.
How we make stuff

The Cupcake Boy Book Celebration

We celebrated the new book, The Cupcake Boy alongside a bake sale. Check out all the amazing cupcakes, including the Minions, Cinderella and more.

A satellite view of my giant cupcake.
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Making of the Cupcake Boy School Photo

This is a photo of the school kids standing in the shape of a cupcake with a cherry on top. Read more about how I made this photos.

Colorful Gummi worm cupcakes being served on a silver platter.
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Gummi Worm Cupcakes

Here’s a very strange coincidence. Guess what!? “Dirt cupcakes” with grass and a gummi worm on top. Bizarre!

Stack of 1500 drawings for the new book
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The Cupcake Boy Book Project

Pictured here is a stack of about 1500 drawings for our new book “The Cupcake Boy” with Amy Belle Elementary. On top are disco-flavored cupcakes.

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