Tuesday 18 June 2013

Pretty Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

Little baby Lucia came to visit the other day, so what better way to celebrate than with these pretty strawberries and cream cupcakes (which, with Wimbledon approaching, is UK-summer in cupcake form).

Cake Topper Recipe:
Paper & Card: K&Company Sparkly Sweet, pink pearlescent, white textured
Tools: Silhouette Cameo
Embellishments: double satin ribbon 10mm, wooden toothpicks

I used my Silhouette Cameo to make these toppers, cutting the scallop circles and elephant ears in pink pearl card, the circle in white textured card, the elephant in glittered K & Company Sparkly Sweet designer card.  I cut twice the number required of scalloped circles so that I had a front and back.

To ensemble, first make the top layer, stick the ear onto the elephant with PVA glue then use small foam pads to elevate it off the white circle layer.  Use PVA glue to stick the white circle to a pink scallop circle.

Then, attach 3 large foam pads to the back of one of the scallop circles, remove the paper covers and smear each pad with a glue stick.  This means that the pads will have some manoeuvrability when you need to align the two scallop circles together.  Apply a generous blob of PVA glue and place in a toothpick.  Add your topper layer and fiddle to align properly.  Leave aside to dry fully (I left mine overnight).  Finally, tie a small amount of pretty satin ribbon at the top of the toothpick and trim.  

Ta Da – the prettiest little toppers that make any cupcake party-ready!  However, I recommend my delicious Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes - they are light and tasty, here's the recipe.
Challenges I would like to enter are:
Allsorts Challenge - Time for Tea

Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
Thanks for popping by to see me today - you are always welcome - and please do let me know if you like these by leaving a comment.
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  1. Oh these look so tasty and such cute toppers, I love elephants, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  2. Very cute. The cupcakes look so yummy! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  3. Beautiful Dips, what a lovely idea. Save one for me, lol.

    Alison xx

  4. What a cute idea. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

  5. Scrumptious looking cakes....and your papercrafted flags are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne xx

  6. Ooohhh these look gorgeous, bet they taste gorgeous too! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Time For Tea challenge x

  7. Adorable cupcake toppers and cupcakes look yummy...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky and Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  8. what lovely toppers made with your cameo, the cakes look great
    thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz

  9. Fab cupcakes, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Now these look gorgeous, and they look wonderful with the toppers! Thank you for the recipe - I intend trying these out :-)! Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

    Maria x

  11. too too pretty, they look fab! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  12. they look absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts for our challenge this week!

  13. mmm yummy ...look so delicious, thanks for sharing your creations with us at CRAFTY CATZ X Carol

  14. mmmmmmthese love sooo tasty thanks for sharing x

  15. Mmmm these look so yummy, the toppers are so sweet, what a lovely idea. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  16. Ooh Yummy..fab looking cupcakes and lovely toppers..Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

  17. Super cute!!! Thanks for joining us over at Cameo Creations Challenge Blog!! I so want cupcakes now!!!

    Monica DT

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