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Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a felt cupcake like the one I just made.
If you don't have pre-made patterns, you have to be resourceful, that's what I did. Give it a try :)
Have fun!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Here is what you will need:

  • two aluminium baking cups,
  • scissors,
  • pencil (or any other thing to trace on felt),
  • felt pieces: white and light brown,
  • needle and thread on the matching colors,
  • non allergic filling,
  • any toppings of your choice... the fake kind :)

Step 2: Make the pattern

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Easy as tearing apart something already made. Fun!
Take your scissors and cut your aluminium baking cup in two. Place it flat on a table, you will need it right away!
BE CAREFUL! It probably has sharp edges!

Step 3: Make it work

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It's time to use your pattern!
Place it over the felt color you will use for the cake body. I picked this light brown, it's just a regular cake. But if you love chocolate, don't be afraid to use dark brown!
Trace around both shapes with your pencil.

Step 4: Where's the top

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Here is how you make the top. Just pick a new aluminium baking cup and trace around the top.
I picked white felt because my cupcake will be covered in luscious plain cream!
But you can pick any flavour. Try a light pink for a strawberry touch... yum!

Step 5: Cut cut cut

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After the tracing, go for the cutting!
Cut around your traced shapes. Here's some advice: you may want to cut outside the trace on the brown felt shapes, and inside the trace on the white felt shape. I found out it ends up more fitted.
So now you have three pieces, right?

Step 6: Time to reach out for needle and thread

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Pick your needle and a light brown thread and stitch along the curved shape sides. This will form the side of your cupcake.
Use a simple running stitch.
Done. Cut thread. Next.

Step 7: This is your time for fun

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Here's what you can do: have fun.
Use your imagination, this is where we can do it.
Just choose whatever you feel like to have as a topping and stitch it on the white circle. I like plain cream and strawberries... mmm.

Step 8: Top it

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Time to attach the topping to the cake side.
Choose a matching thread a stitch all the way round. Make sure you start near where you finished last. It's better to leave all the finishing stitches on the same side.
You can use a buttonhole stitch.

Step 9: And the bottom

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Do the same to the bottom circle. You can use the same buttonhole stitch, but a running stitch works too.
Wait... don't stitch all the way now!

Step 10: Filling time

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Do not forget to add your filling before you stitch all around the bottom.
Fill enough so that it does not feel too mushi, but not as much as it feels hard as a rock.
Done? Stitch to the end. Hide the leftovers. Done!

Step 11:

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Time to spice it up a notch.
I added this cute silicon baking cup for the photo, but it's up to you, use whatever you like, but make it yummi :)
Have fun, I know I had!

(P.S.: I'm sorry for my sometimes bad english, that's not my main language.)
scugstar4 years ago
I made my cupcake pin cushion last night. Great instructions and I absolutely love it! Thanks!
Igioteno3 months ago
Are you going to make more instructables? You're pictures are amazing!
I made some of these and gave then to my Grandma as a B-day present. I gave them to her as pincushions,so the pins in them looked like sprinkles. They were so cute!
Just Love your Idea ??
phodso1 year ago
Your English is great and so is the cupcake!
Neither my sister nor I can eat sugar... I think I shall make a few of these for her birthday instead!
Elotopia (author)  thestashattacked1 year ago

I know what you mean, I have somewhat the same problem. Have fun and show us the result!

So cute, great idea! :)

Your so good at sewing and that looks cute and delicious
tasn10031 year ago
You could also put a magnet in the cup and stick it on the fridge. but how did you do the ruffle?
Elotopia (author)  tasn10031 year ago

Just ruffle and stitch. It was really experimental if I can remember. Just have fun :)

joannbayne3 years ago
You should show how to do the whipped cream - it is an incomplete pattern without it - and the photo makes us think that you will show all steps.
cdavies43 years ago
Great cupcake, how did you make the ruffle bit. If you don't like cutting out the felt like me as I always make a mess, visit http://www.feltcutouts as they do custom felt shapes.
catiehade4 years ago
So how did you make the cream/icing/ I love it! It looks SO real!
tweetspie4 years ago
How did you do the cream? I love it!
angelcake4 years ago
Looks wondeful . . can't wait to try your "recipe"! How did you make the strawberry?
Jyssa5 years ago
I feel cheated!! This looks SOOOOO yummy....and it's totally not food!! *sigh*...
Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!  I'm trying to make a few of these for a friend and I was wondering if you'd mind explaining how you made the ruffled cream top you used?
heymudda5 years ago
Thank you so much for the very easy to understand instuctions. I will have lots of fun making cupcakes! oh, your english was fine!
Nizarina5 years ago
I made 4 for my friends birthday and on each of them put a lettre of hername... SOOO CUTE!!! She loved them. Another nice design I made wassimply a blue icing with cream and red sprinkles(not on icing) It looked awesome.
Feltyfriend6 years ago
I LOVE this it is so cute...I have made a million little felt things but haven't attempted a cupcake yet, is the whipped cream made just like a ruffle? I am working on a birthday cake it was really easy I used a foam form from American felt and craft and it went together like a dream, but adding the whipped cream detail would be the "icing on the cake". :)
Elotopia (author)  Feltyfriend6 years ago
Thank you very much :) I tryed diferent ways to do it, but you can do a ruffle, yes, I guess it will work.
yngla6 years ago
That´s sooo cute!
It's so clever to use that for a pattern! Adorable!
Haha! Very cool.
=SMART=6 years ago
oooooo yum! i really want to eat it !
timberframe6 years ago
@egreen767 I've been gathering up ideas for making 'food' like this to give as gifts to kids as an alternative to all the ugly plastic play-food.
egreen7676 years ago
What does one do with a felt cupcake? It looks delicious though.
SGAC egreen7676 years ago
I can easily see it morph into a pin cushion. In fact, you can fill the strawberry with filament so that it can sharpen the pins and then scatter the pins all around the cupcake so that it looks like sprinkles. ...I'm getting hungry just thinking about it now...
You admire it! Or you can put a little tag on it and use it as a substitute greeting card. I love it!
andrea07016 years ago
very cool -- how did you do the icing?