The cupcake was so super easy and really didn't take very long at all to make! In the tutorial above the lady didn't sew ANYTHING! I just couldn't do that, and ony hot glued ONE thing on this- the circles on the "icing"!. She also had a price list and she spent about $19. I used fabric remnants and ribbon I already had on hand. All I bought was the sheets of felt for the dots, 1/2 yard of felt for the wrapper and the white ruffle trim. All in all, less than $3 out of pocket for me! Woo-hoo!
I used a t-shirt to cut out the neckline.
(this is folded over)
This is the second layer, you don't need to cut it, it will slip right over the head of the little girl.
I stacked the felt pieces before cutting out the circles for decorating the cupcake.
To get the bottom "wrapper", I sewed the brown felt yardage into a circle, slightly wider than Brooke. Then I flipped it inside out and sewed down one side, at an angle from the top to the bottom.
The bottom is more narrow than the top, like on a real cupcake.
You can see the lines in the brown fleece there on the bottom part of the "wrapper". In the tutorial, she cut strips out and glued them on. I had this brown fleece with lines in it and it was PERFECT! I got the same look w/ no effort! I sewed the brown fleece on to the brown felt (underneath) at the top and the bottom.
I used a wide ribbon for the straps here and the same ribbon at
the bottom of the wrapper as a contrasting trim.
She LOVED it!!