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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pumpkin Cupcake


Hello.  Happy Thursday.  I made this cupcake after making a visit to my local stamp store. A gal that comes in there often had brought some projects in that she had done and a similar cupcake was one of her show and tell items.  We all loved it and she said she got it from a gals web site, but I didn't get the name.  When I got home, I got thinking about it and started playing around and came up with this
little look a like. 

I scoured the craft cabinets for supplies.  I used a paper mache box minus lid for the base, a four inch Styrofoam ball for the top.  I glued orange crepe paper around the ball, the rows very close together. I used a low temp glue gun, working a small area at at a time, gathering as I went along.  The card stock that serves as the cup, I just accordion folded in one quarter inches. I traced the bottom of the box and cut a circle a little bit bigger and made slits all around so I could glue it to the bottom and up the edges a bit. I used two 12 inch strips, the width of the box and glued them together before gluing them to the outside of the box.

  I inserted a wide empty ribbon spool inside the round box for the decorated ball to rest on, if you got a box and a ball that would sit on top of it, you wouldn't have to do that.  I balled up some red crepe paper and used Papier clear liquid and let it dry overnight and glued it to the top for a cherry.  I stamped and colored the pumpkin for the front and used twine as a ribbon.  When I was all done, I sprayed the entire thing with Sheer Shimmer spray, sparkly.

Turned out cute.  Whatever paper she used, was stiff, mine is more fluffy, but I like it.

Hope you had a great Thursday, Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.............

6 comments:

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh wow how fabulous does that cake look, awesome creation hun, luv it, sue,x

Heide said...

This is adorable! I was looking around your fabulous blog! Great works! This cupcake would look great with your cupcake card. I going to come back to peek at more of your works later.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This looks delicious! Love the vibrant orange and the soft folds. Really stunning work.
Caroline xxx

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Sue.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

I'm hungry, starving in fact, just looking at your yummy cupcake!! It looks perfect, just perfect. Now I'm going to try to figure out how to do one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration ;-)
Vicki B in OP NY

Renkata said...

mmmmmm very yummy project!