Introduction: Cupcake Costume With a Cherry on Top

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Cupcake Costume hot off the sewing machine...

Thanks for looking!

You can read the entire story behind this commission on my blog :

Step 1: Cupcake Costume

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Since this costume was for a toddler, I needed it to be comfortable and sturdy and easy to wear while gathering candy. Here's a glimpse of the structural base. The bottom cake part consists of vintage velvet stitched end to end, folded, filled with a layer of batting, and stitched at even intervals all around. A child's tank top was opened on the sides and expanded with triangular fabric inserts, then stitched to the cupcake base allowing the structure to hang perfectly from the shoulders. A wooden embroidery hoop holds it round in the middle (it will soon be secured with hand-stitching when the cupcake top is added).

Step 2: Cupcake Costume Completed

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The top consists of white felt sewn in a bubble shape with elastic gathering the waist and neckline. I sewed vintage lace around the neckline, hand-stitched the gathered waist to the cupcake base (securing the embroidery hoop), and stitched the felt to the tank top around the armholes. Next, I attached pastel puffballs with fabric glue and stuffed the belly with polyfil.

Step 3: Cupcake Costume With a Cherry on Top

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A cupcake needs a cherry on top so I made this hat. It consists of shiny red vinyl cut into a circle and gathered with elastic. The stem is composed of a strip of brown naugahyde folded and stitched on the edge, then inserted through a tiny hole in the top of the cherry hat. Wire was inserted into the stem and then coiled in a circle at the base inside the hat to make it stand up and curve outward. A circle of felt was stitched around the base of the stem on the inside of the hat to hide the wire and ensure that it will be comfortable.

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Zeeeena (author)2012-10-31

Great costume!! And I love that sweet cherry on top!! Oh if only my grandchild was a girl!! lol..

BeckyluvsCupcakes! (author)2012-09-28

Holy mother of..... cupcakes.... i might make this for a little girl i babysit.. love it ^___^ i might just be a 15 year old girl walking around in a cupcake costume... haha :P

cloudifornia (author)2011-10-16

Now THIS is cute!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-10-15

That is so cute! The hat really brings it all together.

kokoleo (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-10-15


scoochmaroo (author)2011-10-15

This is adorable! Would you consider using the last image as your intro picture? I bet it would get even more clicks!

kokoleo (author)scoochmaroo2011-10-15

You're right, I switched them. Thanks!

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