Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Eggcoutrement Cupcakes" - Spring Easter Decorating Cupcake Ideas


STAMPIN' UP! PROJECT OF THE MONTH

Need simple, cute ideas to dress up cupcakes?  Mmmmh-hmmmm!  
I am a huge fan of the simple chocolate cupcake - a good size (not too tiny teeny or lop-sided, thank you!), moist, basic chocolate....with a nice dollop of icing! 

Now  long ago when I possessed a child's sweet immunity to mile-high candy toppings, things went smoothly for Mom decorating cupcakes - a no brainer so-to-speak!  But now - I'd get a headache if I ate gummy worms or hard multi-coloured teddy bears piled high all over my cupcake!

But look at this one -  pretty delicate sprinkles and a darling cupcake pick! 

 YOU COULD DO THESE - SEE SUPPLY LIST BELOW :)

Want more themes for decorating your cupcakes -
 browse through our catalogue and choose another stamp set. 


Stampin' Up Stamp Set & Supplies
Eggcoutrements Cupcake Pick

Stamps
  • Eggcoutrements*
  • Spring Floral Stampin' Around wheel*
Paper
  • Bashful Blue card stock
  • So Saffron card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
Ink
  • Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories
  • Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • Sherbet Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Extra Large Fancy Flower punch*
  • 1" Circle punch
  • Bamboo skewers
*From 2010 Occasions Mini Catalogue




INSTRUCTIONS


Use So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad and the Spring Floral Stampin' Around Wheel and roll the design across a sheet of So Saffron cardstock.  Fold the cardstock in half, and use the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch which you position so that on one petal, the punch reaches just beyond the fold - and punch out your flower.  The flower should be two flowers connected by the fold. Set aside.


Using the circle with the rabbit  stamp from the Eggcoutrments Stamp Set, stamp with Bashful Blue ink onto Whisper White cardstock - twice.  Using the 1 " Circle punch - punch out the circle stamped image, and cut out just the rabbit head on the other stamped image. Glue the punched out blue circle onto the folded flower - and then mount the rabbit on top of its own image of the circle using a Stampin' Dimensional - refer to the picture. 


Take a light blue button from Sherbet Designer buttons and thread a piece of linen thread through it, and tie off. Make a small ribbon tie around the bamboo skewer and attach the prepared blue button onto the ribbon knot using a Stampin' Dimensional.  


Attach the prepared flower onto the top end of the bamboo skewer with Stampin' Dimensionals  making sure the bamboo skewer is attached  inside the flower.. 
Trim skewer to suit the cupcake or dessert/projects.
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