You guys are so funny...LOL. You had me chuckling reading your comments for the previous posting on the cupcake gift purse/box tutorial. Some of you want to know how I made my fake cupcake. Smiles...the purpose for the purse/box was to fill it with a REAL cupcake as your goodie gift!!! But okay, here goes...
My cupcake was inspired by Julie's tutorial on her Cupcake Gift Card Holder which you can find HERE. (It's really cool and I still want to make it--it's on my to-do list.) I basically used her method, but downscale the measurements for a much smaller cupcake so it will fit into the gift purse/box.
This is the end result of this tutorial...
- one 3 1/2 inch circle designer cardstock
- one 2" x 7" strip designer cardstock
- florist foam 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" (or a 2 1/4" styrofoam ball--I don't know if they make this size styro balls or not.)
- and enough embellishments to decorate the cupcake, e.g. flowers, leaves, etc.
Draw a 1 1/2" inner circle on the wrong side of your 3 1/2" circle.
Slice from the outer edge to the inner circle at 16 equidistance points.
Fold in all the petals towards the centre as shown below.
You will end up with something like this. I will call this the inner cupcake liner.
|inner cupcake liner|
Now to make the cupcake itself, take the floral foam and mark out a 1 1/2" circle--centre it! This side will be the flat bottom of your cupcake.
Chisel away with your kraft knife to form a cupcake. The bottom half is cone shaped with a flat 1 1/2" circle bottom and the top is dome shaped. The cupcake is 2 1/4" across.
To make the corrugated sides of your cupcake liner, take the 2" x 7 1/8" strip. What you want to do is to score it at every 3/8" so you can accordion-fold it, so your paper will look like this...
This is easiest I can think of how you can achieve it by using your Scor-Pal scoreboard...
Starting from the zero mark out, put a mark at every 3/4"--I've place red hearts above the following scorelines on my Scor-Pal: 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 3", 3 3/4, 4 1/2", 5 1/4", 6", 6 3/4" and 7 1/8".
For the first scoring, place the left edge of your paper at the zero mark and score along the above marked scorelines.
Cut the 2" strip in half so you have two 1"x 7 1/8" strips now.
Accordion fold each strip.
Glue the strips together to form a circle. I will call this the outer cupcake liner.
|outer cupcake liner|
Place this outer cupcake liner inside your gift purse/box cupcake holder. If you didn't make a cupcake purse/box, find a round lid or something with a 2 1/4" diameter opening.
Place glue on the inner cupcake liner as shown below.
Place the inner cupcake liner inside the outer cupcake liner.
Apply glue to the sides of the bottom half of your cupcake and also to the flat bottom.
Place your cupcake inside your cupcake liner. The glue will take a while to dry. You can hold it in place with your hand until dry...or what I did was weighed it down with a book and let dry.
Collect your embellishment to decorate your cupcake and decorate!
Start working from the bottom up. Apply a spot of glue to the bottom of each flower and attach to the cupcake. I used a sewing pins to hold the flowers in place until the glue has dried.
When dry, I removed the pins and replace with half pearls.
Materials and Tools Used:
Dies: Crealis Creative Flowers No. 6 (to make the large flower on top)
Punches: Martha Stewart Hydrangea and 3-in-1 Hydrangea (to make the medium and smaller flowers); Punch Bunch medium Impatient Leaf used with Nellie Snellen Extra Large Leaf embosser.
Miscellaneous: Sewing pins and pearls from my stash, Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Tea Dye