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.
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....