Sunday, April 29, 2007

Vinyl Cupcake

I was experimenting with making shapes with vinyl recipe cards, thinking this might be a fun presentation in a gift basket or for a card.
Vinyl Cupcake, front

I found this pink vinyl at an upholstery shop, drew a cupcake outline freehand, then stitched the pieces together with pink rayon thread.

The strawberries are cut from an aluminum can (a Japanese strawberry soda), and glued to the front side.

The 'frosting' area is filled with Wilton 'pink sugars' sprinkles.
Sort of a toy you want to squeeze.

The base is clear, medium gauge vinyl (the type used to cover a tablecloth).
The stitching lines are intended to resemble the accordian pleats of the paper liner.
The pink striped area is cut from a readymade paper liner, and the back gives a 'recipe' for good luck.
Vinyl Cupcake, back
(click the photo to enlarge, and to see the recipe)

There are many festivities and traditions, such as Mardi Gras' King's Cake, that hide a trinket (coin, plastic baby, charm, bean, etc) inside the cake.
It is said that the person to receive the slice with the trinket is bestowed with good luck for the following year.



Blogger Bean said...

What a fun idea!

4:31 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

really cute - unique and could use up all that sprinkle sugar i have

5:25 PM  
Blogger Very Mary said...

So clever!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Vallen said...

This is a terrific idea. It's adorable, if you splatter on it, like I always do, you can wipe it off AND I've never seen anything like it before!!! A winner.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Maize Hutton said...

Great idea! Adorable!

11:26 AM  

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