Art

Long live the Pastry Queen!

23 September, 2011

A digitally coloured illustration of a fat girl with pastry for hair and dripping icing for cheeks as she licks her top lip. Because she is the Pastry Queen!

I’ve wanted to get a pastry related tattoo for a while now, and since I’m well into this whole cravings project I figured it’d be a grand time to kill these two birds with one stone. AND THUS: Pastry Queen was born!

It’s not the first time I’ve played with hair-that-is-not-hair-but-in-fact-other-things, and maybe that’s a theme for me. Hair can be a fun and ridiculous way to express yourself, especially because it’s so malleable. For a lot of people hair is central to their identity too. Right now, I’m having a kind of hair crisis as I grow it out so perhaps I fixate on hair drawings in these moments!

Image - a graphic of tshirts with my Pastry Queen illustration on the front and the text “Small to 4xl Pastry Queen tees”.


I’ve put this design on some t-shirts on Spreadshirt if you’re interested in letting the Pastry Queen reside on your chest. I’ve only just started my Spreadshirt shop, after being with RedBubble for so many years, and I’m finding it much easier and cheaper, with a bigger size range and better shirts too (I love Gildan shirts).

Buy a Pastry Queen t-shirt!

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  • Katherine

    Any chance you’ll be printing this design on women’s plus-size shirts? (i.e. http://www.spreadshirt.com/apparel-C2107/departmentId/2/categoryId/38 )

    Also, best of luck growing your hair out! I know how frustrating it can be going from a pixie-type cut to a longer length. I’ve been doing it over the past year, myself!

  • Liz

    Wow, she’s gorgeous! :) I love the t-shirts too. Your illustrations are great, and when you post them it cheers me up. I’ve been feeling a bit low recently and such a cheery and colourful illustration makes me smile xx

  • A friend showed me this beautiful tshirt design late last night but I woke up wondering if I’d dreamed it. Am so glad it’s real, especially as pastry has been on my mind a lot lately (not on my head though, alas). 

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  • that is so rad!! what is the link to page with your other designs???? :)

    (and I know what you mean about the hair! Mine was short, red and spiky 18 months ago. I had a really bad stage in between where I had to tie it up into 3 piggy tails for work because it wouldn’t fit into one!)