These little treats aren't part of the March finishing frenzy; I made them last month for a friend's birthday, but her birthday dinner kept getting pushed back. I finally handed them over on Saturday night, and they were a big hit. We all know the feeling of giving something handmade and having the recipient be less impressed than we would like. However, my friend Bernie has a special place in her heart for food made from yarn, and she may have even squealed with delight upon opening the bakery box in which I'd nestled her crocheted cupcakes. Yay!
Pattern: Quick Cupcakes
Yarn: Moda Dea Washable Wool in Coffee and Ivory, plus just a bit of Lamb's Pride Worsted in Red Hot Passion
Finishing touches: I followed these instructions to make the dc-bobble berries, and I cut a circle of cardboard to fit the bottom of each cake before putting the stuffing in, just to keep the bottoms as flat as possible. Also, I found that popping the top half (the icing) inside out resulted in the roundest shape, and this way, the icing "drips" lay flatter on the sides. (In the photo above, the cupcakes at 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock have inside-out tops. The cupcake below is right side out.)
Have a sweet Monday!