Anthology Magazine, a Bay Area lifestyle magazine, loved the cupcake poster so much they approached Allen and me to contribute to their "Wit and Whimsy" themed issue. Their idea was to include an article featuring some recipes for "something." We were asked to create a piece of artwork thematically-related to whatever that "something" was. Basically, carte blanche to craft a recipe and some artwork to go with it. Score.
After several days of brainstorming, we landed on ice cream. It was simple and visually-interesting, fun to write about, and easy to picture as a subject for an "anatomy of" style piece.