Monday, May 31, 2010

Ribbon cupcake tutorial

Hello gals! I'm happy to bring you a super sweet project today - a cupcake! I know you're going to love this one, so let's get started, shall we?

To make the cupcake, you'll need:
- one 3" polistyrene ball;
- 1.9" x 7.1" stripe of cardboard;
- 1.9" x 12" stripe of patterned paper (I used paper from October Afternoon Ducks In a Row collection), pleated;
- two chipboard hearts;
- glitter;
- ribbon: Double Ruffles White, Plaid Ruffle Spring Green, Pink Velvet, Light Pink Mini Ric Rac, Leaves Moss Green & Sheer Looped Moss Trim;
- optional: cotton pom-poms, sequins, or other embellies


Start by making the base for the cupcake. Accordion fold the patterned paper, to resemble a cupcake paper holder. Join two ends of the chipboard strip together with a double-sided tape, and wrap the pleated paper around it, applying strong glue. Join DP with another strip of double-sided tape. The finished base should look like this:


Now glue some green ruffled ribbon to the base, to cover the parts that you don't want to see.


Now glue the ball to the base. Make sure that you wait between each step, for the glue to bond.
Start wrapping ribbon around the ball, applying glue as you go. Alternate styles & colours, to make the cupcake more interesting. Wrap each ribbon once or twice around, depending on its width.
Finish the cupcake with two glittered hearts on the top, and a ric-rac tied around the base. Your cupcake should look like this:


You can add extra embellishments, like sequins & pom-poms, but your cupcake will be just fine without them.
Here's the finished gift set, with a matching card:


Supplies: 3"polistyrene ball: Sullivans; a piece of cardboard paper; cardstock: Quill; patterned paper: October Afternoon (Ducks In a Row collection); ribbon: all available through Really Reasonable Ribbon store; chipboard hearts: Collections; stamps: Basic Grey (cupcake), Papertrey Ink (sentiment); ink: Color Box (Blush Rose), Versa Color (Olive); StazOn (Olive); cotton pom-poms, sequins: Sullivans; pearl: Kaisercraft; other: buttons, twine, paper flower

I hope you enjoyed it! Have a goodie,


  1. looks so real!!!......also love the card..great DP!
    xxx Margreet

  2. YUMMY. Totally looks edible! What a fantastic idea! Gonna have to go for it (one day, but not balls around)lol...........thanks Chupa.


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