Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Giant Cupcakes ~easy to make centerpiece for your next party!

Make this for your table for your Valentines or birthday parties!  Super easy and quick and use what you likely already had on hand!  I didn't spend a dime on this big cupcake statement.  :)  What you need are some terra cotta pots, paint and felt.  Also you don't need to use a sewing machine if you don't want to.  You could manage this project with a tiny bit of hand sewing and glue.

To start, paint your pots the color of your choice with acrylic paints.  I only needed one coat and the paint goes pretty far.  I just realized that I forgot to spray them with clear acrylic when done...that would make them nice and shiny!  I will go back and do that.  :)  Anyway, once they are nice and dry you can start to build your cupcakes.

To make the 'cake' party I used tan felt and grocery bags for filling.  For the medium sized pots I used one sheet of craft felt and took several grocery sacks on top.

Then I used a rubber band to tie it all up.  Now turn upside down and shove into your pot.  You can now adjust, mash and smooth the felt cupcake top to your liking.  The tiny pots required just 1/4 square of a felt sheet and 1/3 balled up grocery bag (I just cut off pieces of bag).  The tiny pots the felt filling had to be smushed in pretty good, but worked.  The large pot I didn't fool with rubber bands, but gathered a bunch of grocery bags on top of the felt and pulled the corners together and turned over and stuffed it in.

Now to make the ruffled frosting.  For the large pot I cut 4 strips 1-1/2" wide the length of a piece of white craft felt.  The medium pots I used 2 strips 1" wide.  After sewing the strips together, I machined sewed a gathering stitch, but you could easily hand sew one.  Gather and tie the thread at the end.  Now swirl it on the top of your cupcakes.  At this point you can tack it down with a few stitches or use glue or do nothing like I did.  All the frosting and toppings I just laid on top as I plan to use these just once and will keep the pots for other uses later.  But all this can be secured with hot glue or craft glue it you like.  The cherries are just red craft pom poms and heart is just cut from felt.  The sprinkles are some felt confetti I made with super skinny strips of felt and tiny snips at the ends.  The pink frosting is just a piece of pink felt cut and laid on top.

That's all there is to it!

Now.  Someone asked me about felt cupcakes.  I too have always wanted to make one.  I have yet to, as I never saw a tutorial for them that appealed to me.  So I started brainstorming and tried to come up with my own.  Before really breaking it down I googled tutorials once again and came across 2 tutorials that I love and was actually similar to what I had going on in my head.  So with no further adieu, here are links to cupcake tutorial 1 and cupcake tutorial 2.    :)  I will be making these someday myself!  Let me know if anyone makes these and how they turn out!


Patrizzia said...

LOVE it. Who would have thought it was that easy?!? I'm thinking I may have to make one myself. Thanks so much for sharing.

Victoria Haveman said...

I love your cupcake ideas! I'm doing a cupcake themed party for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I made some felt cupcakes like your links and added potpourri to them and my kids love to smell the different cupcakes.

Anna said...

cute cupcakes Deanna! I tried to make a giant cupcake for my youngests first birthday but it was a flop :( maybe next time...

Lee Ann said...

these are lovely , we had a cupcake party for DD last year. It was great fun! and loads of yummy real cupcakes!

I really struggled to find ideas for things to do , wish I had seen this. I still managed to knock up some fun cupcake things but it is always nice to see how others do it and I would have loved these centrepieces! xx

Deron and Tina said...

What a super cute idea! Just came across your blog - thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

my granddaughter is having a cupcake themed 1st bday party. these will make awesome table decorations. I just came acroos your blog accidentally. these are super cute! I just love this idea thanks so much for the tutorial!!!


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