Monday, March 10, 2008

Sweet!


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
Hook: 4.00mm

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!

20 comments:

Dr. Steph said...

Those are soooooo cute.

Stacey said...

oh my gosh those are so cute!!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Makes me want to eat some!

Super cute.

Too bad I can't crochet for the life of me...!

Robin said...

Yummy! What a sweet treat.

Chelsea said...

Love them!

Seanna Lea said...

Gosh, when I'm hungry even crocheted pastries look completely edible. Yummy!

Jessica said...

Great gift.

gleek said...

so cute! i love them!

Nadia said...

Oh, how they kill me with their sugary cuteness!

Michelle said...

Adorable! And they look perfectly edible to me.

Chris said...

Too cute!

Karine said...

Good thing I didn't see these before going to the supermaket!

Carrie said...

Really really cute, and I love how you said you packaged them!

Thinks too much said...

Steve says: "Nice compcrastination."

La Cabeza Grande said...

I remember your first forays into the crochet. Now, look at you, cooking up cupcakes good enough to eat!

chez shoes said...

Gah! Those are adorable!

lomester said...

Super Cute!

notsocrafty.com said...

That's adorable, what a clever idea.

jane said...

The French Photoshop whizes in the Studio where I'm working these days thought these were real cupcakes. Way to make 'em drool!

Romi said...

OMG! I love them! :D