If you don't have pre-made patterns, you have to be resourceful, that's what I did. Give it a try :)
Step 1: Ingredients
- two aluminium baking cups,
- 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
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
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
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
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
Use a simple running stitch.
Done. Cut thread. Next.
Step 7: This is your time for 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
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
Wait... don't stitch all the way now!
Step 10: Filling time
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!