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Sweets for my Sweet...

Faux Cupcakes That look so good you will want to eat them!




Supplies...



Tube of Caulk...

I purchase mine from the Dollar Tree.


Christmas Tree Balls...

Any color is fine because you will not be seeing them. You could also substitute the ornaments for Styrofoam balls.


Cupcake Wrappers...

The color of your wrappers is completely up to you and what you will be using them for. I went with gold to work with another item I am using in a later post.


Optional Supplies...

Cherries, faux sprinkles, glitter or small glass beads. These items can be used to decorate your cupcakes but aren't required. I also purchased some large cardboard hearts to make faux cookies.



Step 1...

Whats UP Flock!! Lets make some cupcakes that look good enough to eat but you probably shouldn't. For step one you just add some glue to the inside of a cupcake wrapper. I drew lines with a sharpie to show you where to put the glue. You will want to put the glue in the areas where I drew the lines because those are the areas that will touch the ball.

If you use an ornament ball, be sure and remove the top portion where the hook went thru. Make sure the top is pointing up as shown in the picture below.

When you put your ball in the wrapper be sure not to pull the wrapper too much as it will cause it not to sit flat due to the ball not taking up the whole bottom of the wrapper.


Step 2...


Cut about a quarter of an inch off of the tip of your caulking tube at a straight angle. Apply a small ring of caulking between your ball and the top of the wrapper to fill in any gaps that are left. This will help your icing stay in place and not slide down into the wrapper.


Step 3...


This is where the fun starts. Take the caulking tip and put it against the ball and squeeze the tube enough until you start to make what looks like little Hershey kisses. You will achieve this by squeezing the tube and pulling away from the ball at the same time. Continue this all the way around the ball until you get to the first one. Once you finish your first row you will start the second row putting your first one above the first row and between two of the kisses as shown in the picture below.



Continue this method until you get all the way to the top of the ball. Once you have reached the top finish the top by repeating the same steps as shown below or you can leave the top exposed to to add a cherry like in the first picture on this post. I secured my cherry to the top using more caulking.


If your feeling extra crafty or fancy why not try and create a swirl on some of your cupcakes. I will say this was a little harder to do. It was difficult to hold the cupcake and turn it. I guess that is why I am not a Baker!



I did it all for the Cookie...

For the "Cookie" I used a large cardboard heart and used the same Little Hershey kiss trick around the edge. If you have legible hand writing you can write love messages on the cookies or sweet nothings...



In this picture you can see that I ended up making large and small cupcakes. I used the same technique for both sizes. This technique can be used for lots of different things. I also used it to make a cake that I will post another DIY about soon.



But Really, Are Sprinkles optional ...

If you decide you want to add sprinkles or cherries to your cupcakes you will want to let the caulking dry for about 24 hours before applying them. I took glass beads and poured them on a paper plate and mixed them up. I then took my cupcake and added some extra caulking to the random places or areas that felt like the sprinkles would be. Then I rolled them in the sprinkles and set them aside to dry. The cherries were made from a Styrofoam product and I was able to poke a hole in the bottom. Once I made the hoIe, I was able to add a little caulking over the top of the ornament and put the cherry on top.


Stay tuned for more craft projects that match the DIY and then a Final post showing how I used them all together to make an Awesome St. Valentines Day display. Get to crafting your own cupcakes and share with me your finished project. Thanks for stopping by today and always remember to...


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