I have something sweet for you today!

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The Cupcake Experience

We ate at a speciality cupcake shop over spring break a few months ago.  Have you had that experience?  Everything about those cupcakes are beautiful and tasty.  Toppings that catch your eye.  Mile high frosting.  A surprise filling you discover with each bite.  All this surrounded by delicious cake.  Eating at a speciality cupcake shop is an experience.

Life is more joyful when we slow down to enjoy experiences, even as simple as eating a cupcake.

Creating and play are one of those things that slow down life, even if just for that moment.  The creative spark wakes up something in each of us to see beauty, to wonder, to see the possibilities, and confidence to create with our hands.

So I just got deep on you and connected cupcakes and play!  Ha!  It’s the experience that tie the two together.  Don’t rush through life.  Don’t eat that amazing cupcake too fast and miss the experience.  Don’t forget to create and play everyday.  Slow down and enjoy your beautiful life!

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Sheesh, all this talk of cupcakes, let’s make one for play!

Felt Cupcakes

Supplies:

  • felt
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • mini pom pom
  • glue

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I am using brown for the cupcake wrapper.  That brown makes me think of chocolate, so these will be tasty cupcakes!

For the swirl of frosting on top combine two colors of felt.  I’m going with white and pink.

We are just working with strips of felt and trimming as we go.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  As you can see below, I didn’t use perfectly straight lines!  If you like to work off of measurements, I’ve included some to get you going.

  • Brown- 5″ x 3/8″
  • White- 3 1/2″ x 1/2″
  • Pink- 3″ x 1/2″

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Lay down the pink, overlapping the white edge on one side.  Start rolling them together keeping that edge uneven as you go.  This will give it the spiral “swirl” top.

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As you roll, glue the layers together.

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Keep the roll tight, wrapping, glueing, wrapping, and glueing.

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You can decide on the thickness of the cupcake, depending on how many times you wrap it around.

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To add the outside wrapper, line up the brown felt with the cut edge of the frosting felt.  Wrap and glue it in place.

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Trim off the extra when you get back to the begining.  You can see the white and pink hanging down below the brown wrapper.

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Trim off the bottom until it is even.

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Add a mini pom pom to the top for a cherry on top!

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I love the frosting swirl and cherry!

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These cupcakes would be fun in a variety of colors!

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Whip up a batch of these simple felt cupcakes to open up your own doll size cupcake shop!

Just in case you are interested, here is more about today’s post.

  • DollCaroline is a retired Historical Character from American Girl.
  • Outfit– Ruffle dress tutorial is here.

Enjoy the sweet experiences in life!  Create, play and each your cupcake too!

cdd-anna