3.08.2011

Fun Project for Spring!

For Colton's 2nd Birthday Party we had a monkey cake and I made some cute grass cupcakes to go around the cake. This gave it the affect that the monkey was in the grass. I saw this cute picture of these grass cupcake wrappers that were cut out with a cricket. Since I don't have a cricket... I decided to do it all on my own.


First I got a template from Skip to my Lou here. You can do it that way I did it and print it and trace, or you can do it digitally and print your own, if you have a good printer. You could always take them to a place like Alphagraphics and get them printed on a good quality printer. I might have to do that next time.

Step one: I cut out the template slightly bigger on top, so the individual grasses would overlap the cupcake slightly.

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Step two: cut lots of jagged corners into the top side, giving it the grass affect. This step does not have to look perfect, in fact, the more crazy the better.

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Here is the final product before applying to the cupcake. (yep, not very pretty or neat, but no one will notice)

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My 4 year old, Ayden, helped me cut out 3 or 4 of them, and he did a dang good job! It was a fun project to do with him. Anytime scissors are involved, he's all in! I just drew a quick zig-zag design for him to follow.

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The FINAL product! For the cupcakes I used a larger round top and made individual spikes to try to make it look like grass as well. Since it wasn't the main showcase, they were just a perfect backdrop.

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I've also been thinking these would be super cute for easter with some eggs or bunnies on top of the grass! Here's a challenge for all of you, to now get creative with the outside of the cupcakes as well! :)

3 comments:

Lindsey Walker said...

Oh my gosh, that is really cute! I love those cupcakes!

Carly said...

Soo cute Kris, It turned out so good!

amanda said...

It was such a cute party!! You're so creative.