The Animated Feature Film category at the Oscars is one of my favorites, so to go with this group of films that brings out the child in me, I’ve chosen a great cupcake recipe. It’s a vanilla buttermilk cupcake filled with a popcorn-infused cream filling and topped with vanilla frosting and marshmallows created by Lauryn Cohen, founder of Bella Baker! What better way to celebrate some of the sweetest and most endearing films which released in 2012 than with a whimsical cupcake!
Animated Feature Film Category 2013 nominees:
My personal favorite, BRAVE, is my front runner and perhaps it’s because I had the pleasure of being invited to its red carpet movie premiere in Hollywood where I got to interview the cast – all wonderfully personable people (read:Behind the Emerald Green Carpet at the BRAVE Movie Premiere). Plus I got to meet the director John Lassiter and his lovely wife, as well as as Kelly MacDonald who voiced Merida (Read: Kelly MacDonald on Being the Voice of Merida in BRAVE), just prior to the event on a chance encounter. They couldn’t have been more welcoming and to think, minutes later they were on the red carpet, turned green for the Scottish film, standing in front of television cameras and thousands of fans.
I did have the opportunity on that same trip to see some of the early footage of Frankenweenie and interview the producer. While it’s a dark film and I’m a fan of the lighter fun animation, I definitely loved hearing how the film was based on the director’s life. Read my story here: Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE My Sneak Peek and Producer Interview.
Yes, I may be biased, but beyond the fantastic and star studded event that night, the film was brilliant. But it does have some stiff competition and most of it from its parent company Disney. Three of the five films were backed by Disney so they’ve got a pretty good chance of taking home the golden statuette.
But I can’t help but hope it’s my Scottish pals who shared so much of themselves with a bunch of mommy bloggers.
What’s Your Cupcake Recipe Pairing?
Who are you hoping will win the category and what cupcake recipe would you pair with it?
Recipe created by and printed with permission from Lauryn Cohen, founder of Bella Baker