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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More than just a Cupcake!

Hello everyone;
I picked up a copy of Paper Creations yesterday and it is just full of beautiful valentine creations. Linda Howard made these fabulous paper cupcakes "Eye Candies".
I just had to make one....however people who know me well, know that I can't leave well enough alone! I love fancy folds, cards that move and anything that is really different. So I have put a little spin on my cupcake.

 



This cupcake is made with a paper cup cut down to 2" measured from under the lip. I cut 3 strips of 2" x 12 dp. Accordian fold these strips and glue them together. Glue them to the outside of the cup. Glue a length of pom pom trim to the edge of the lip.
I used a 3" styrofoam ball for the top. You are supposed to insert the whole ball into the cup and decorate it with 1" punched circles. Now here is where the spin comes in......I cut the ball in half and glued it to a cardboard circle the same size as the cut ball. I did this because I wanted a more than just eye candy, I made it into a container.

 
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I had these tiny hinges in my stash and they worked really well. I cut the lip of the cup just enough for the hinge and used the grommet to secure it. I did the same to the cardboard covering the styrofoam ball before I glued it to the ball. I punched 3 differnt pink dp with a 1" punch and glued them to the ball. I gathered a piece of sheer white ribbon for the top and added a bead that I covered with red stickles. Of course I had to add some stickles somewhere!! lol Once the circles were all in place I covered them with glue and glitter. My cupcake is a little more peaked at the top than I would have liked, next time I will layer them closer together to get a more rounded shape.

Well there you have it....my take on Linda's cupcake. I was pleased with the way it turned out. Oh, I almost forgot....I filled it with Hershey kisses trio, they are dark and milk chocolate with white chocolate swirls. Mmmmm good!

I hope you like it.
Have a great Wednesday and Thanks for stopping by....

KAREN x

24 comments:

Amber said...

Karen, my Mom (Bonnie) is always telling me about your creations, and WOW....LOVE the cupcake. How great that you made it a treat container. I just love it and can't wait to try making one of my own.
Hugs
Amber

Rach said...

oh my Karen this is wonderful. really love this...a fantastic little cupcake, hugs rachxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh your cupcake is fabulous Karen, you are so talented! I just love the design and such a sweet gift, Hugs, Nikki x

julietk said...

Thats cool i love it when someone takes a project that step further, :) juliet

joey said...

Hi Karen, oh my gosh this is just fantastic! it is so well made, gorgeous colours and good enough to eat!. joey.xxx

CraftyC said...

Love your cupcake, its gorgeous and scrummy!!
Clairex

Tasha said...

Wow Karen - yummy yummy yummy and sensational - not something you see evryday. It is fabulous im in awe
love tasha xx

Janine said...

Oh MY!!! Karen this is fabulous.
Such a showpiece for Valentine's Day!!`

Lauri said...

Wow! That is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!! and those chocolates sound good...even this early in the morning...

queenjolene99 said...

I am in awe....OMGosh what an amazing idea! Great job!

Nancy said...

OMGosh...Karen this is too cute! I love how you made it into a container!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Karen, I see my daughter (Amber) has stopped by. I do tell her how fantastic your creations are. Stop by my blog, there you'll find an award awaiting your pickup. You are truly an inspiration to me.

Tasha said...

Hi there, there is something for you on my blog
love tasha xx

Cindy Haffner said...

WAY to cool.

Theresa said...

Thud! Wowza, Karen, this is insanely cool! Gorgeous work!

angeljakki said...

omg!! This is awesome. What a great idea its so cute x x x

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow this is amazing I am in awe of your fabulous work here it must have taken ages, but well worth it it is stunning
Hugs Jacqui x

Sharon said...

Brilliant! I love your take on this. I bet the insides are as delicious as the outside. Ooooh! I may need to pinch this idea from you at some point (but I'll let people know you're the clever one) - you know me, I love different too!
Sharon xx

About Me.... said...

Karen Wow!!! this is amazing!! I think its beyond my ability, but I really love it, just beautiful. You are so very talented!! thanks for sharing. Blessings. Renee

Jamie Martin said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job! It looks so hard to do.

Bev said...

Oh wow! This is just fantastic Karen - brilliant!

hugs Bev x

Curt in Carmel said...

You have so outdone yourself this time Kiddo! WOW, WOW, and WOW! This needs to be featured in a magazine! Best, Curt

Shirley said...

How creative!!! I love it. A real work of art.

daisy said...

that is such a cool idea!!!!

hugs
daisy