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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Hat Cupcakes

Do you wear hats?

I have to admit, I'm not a hat person. I don't own that many hats, just the necessary ones to keep me warm during the Toronto winters.

But I do like picture books about hats. And one of my favourite illustrators, Jon Klassen, wrote two: I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat. He was visiting Toronto during his book tour and his Publicist wondered if I would make cupcakes for an office event.


So may I present, two sets, the first from I Want My Hat Back:
Turtle hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Frog hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Snake definitely hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Rabbit hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Fox hasn't seen Bear's hat.

Mole doesn't know what a hat is.

Poor Bear...

Good thing Deer showed up and talked some sense into Bear.

Rage! Someone was lying!

Look... Bear is sitting there innocently on a bunch of twigs and leaves.

“Excuse me, have you seen a rabbit wearing a hat?”
“No. Why are you asking me? I haven’t seen him. I haven’t seen any rabbits anywhere. I would not eat a rabbit. Don’t ask me anymore questions.”

Best ending ever.

Here's the set from Jon's second book, This Is Not My Hat:

Little Fish has taken off with Big Fish's hat.

Does Big Fish find out?
Who will rat out on Little Fish's whereabouts?

Little Fish is almost safe.


Looks like someone got their hat back.

I had so much fun story-boarding the cupcakes for this book! I even went overboard and planned 16 scenes before realizing I had to cut out 4. But it all worked out in the end.

I highly recommend reading the books if you can borrow them from your local library or buy them at your neighbourhood bookstore. I'm not just saying this because I work in book publishing!

Fun fact, no one took a cupcake to eat!

Jon Klassen and me! And his proud parents are behind us.

Thank you Jon! It was fantastic meeting you and I adore the new sketches in my books!

In case you're wondering, because I did ask, Jon's favourite dessert is Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!


  1. Those cupcakes are amazing! I didn't know he had a second book. We love I WANT MY HAT BACK.

  2. so so awesome!! my nieces and nephews LOVE that book... you did an amazing job! and his parents are so cute, too... :)

  3. Amazing Sylvia!! Everyone loved your cupcakes, most of all Jon. Bravo!

  4. I LOVE THIS! You're amazing Sylvia!

  5. Lit Chic, Mary Uhles, Myrna Foster, lyndsay, Pam, Kate Foy - Thank you!!! But it's all thanks to Jon's amazing artwork!