I just finished another cupcake. Or mostly finished. I think it needs a few more touches but I am happy it is 96% done. The stripes caused me much grief but I knew I wanted all of them in the piece. Just getting them to play together nicely was the problem. Luckily I have a brilliant friend down the street who has a fantastic eye and all I had to do was send her the image and she was able to give me the fresh opinion I needed and the stripes became good friends. Aww such luck. Thank you Melanie!