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Monday, March 07, 2011

Cool Cupcake








What a cool cupcake !!  Not of the edible variety and totally calorie free too.  This was made over the weekend as one of our crafty projects at our little crafty retreat in Skipton.  As I always liked blue that was my colour theme.

The whole concept was dreamed up and overseen by the very talented Efemera and many thanks to her  for sharing it.

The base is an empty cotton reel and the stand top is a piece of circular craft board both covered in patterned paper.  The fringe is also made from printed paper punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch.







The cupcake itself is made from a blue silicone cupcake case as its base.  The 'cake' is made from a polystyrene ball cut in half which is covered in a piece of white felt stretched and pinned in place over the half poly ball.  The frill is made from elasticated blue gingham ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.  This was stretched around the half ball and pinned in place into the polystyrene.  A very small amount of polyester fibre was added to the silicone base to fill it and the ball fixed in place with silicone glue applied around the ribbon before easing into the case. Once in position  I stuck a couple of pins through the case into the poly ball until the glue had set !






When the silicone glue had set the cupcake was embellished with a  piece of green satin ribbon, a paper flower, a red bead and a red headed pin to hold all in place on the top.







The finishing touch was to apply some blue Dew Drops from 3D Jean stuck in place with glossy accents.

What a tasty confection !!

Sid xx

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22 comments:

  1. ......and a very fine cupcake it is too!

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  2. looks delicious Sid - looks like you had fun

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  3. Love the cake-and it sounds like you had a fab time!

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  4. Well you can do the cooking in my house any time Sid. That is one super cupcake. Bet you had fun.

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  5. Great eyecandy...thanks for sharing.

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  6. isnt this cute..great for birthdays etc

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  7. It's gorgeous Sid! Very tasty-looking! Looks like you had a brilliant weekend! x

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  8. 'tis a very cute cupcake, those zero calorie ones are the best;)

    Jackie

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  9. Very stylish cupcake, looks like you had fun over the weekend!

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  10. It looks yummy Sid, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. Looks good enough to eat Sid! What fun!

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  12. oooooh it looks good enough to eat!

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  13. What a lovely cupcake and so much healthier for us all.

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  14. What a super idea - love it.
    Only just found your blog but will be back, I love your use of colour.
    Sue x

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  15. wow! that cupcake fits right in my new eating plan.

    -- dalis

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  16. Hi Sid, mmmmmm, they look good enough to eat!! Thanks so much for the lovely comments about my canvas frame on Crafty Individuals blog. It really is appreciated. Sue.

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  17. Hello Sid - just thought you'd like to know that Andreas tasty little confection sat by the TV ever since it was made in Skipton, until suddenly, Haggis looked at it, stepped back, and you could see his brain working it out - is that a REAL yummy cake? He tried it .. panic stations, the only injury was Andreas thumb when she tried to get the pin holding the flower on the top out of this mouth! Mary G

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