Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cupcake Toppers — The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This weekend at church our ladies' group was responsible for a baby shower. It's very rare these days (or so it seems) for the expectant couple not to find out whether they are having a boy or a girl, but these soon-to-be parents are not!

The shower theme was based off of the nursery theme, which is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Now since I am very computer illiterate, and since I am even worse at cutting and pasting and doing all things like that on a computer, but since I am very good at cutting with my scrapbooking supplies once someone gives me exactly what I ask for, I made cupcake toppers after one of the other ladies printed the images.

Hopefully one of these links will work (here or here), but if neither does, there are lots of images on bing if you want to do a similar thing.

Once we knew what images we wanted, I took my cutting templates so she knew how big to make them. I cut corresponding colored scrapbook paper and mounted each image.

I wanted white sticks and couldn't find flat ones, so I used the round Wilton sticks (I'll admit I didn't look that hard). I placed an image on the back and on the front, both mounted on scrapbook paper. Since they had to go around the stick, I had to use my hot glue gun to adhere them to each other around the stick. My scrapbooking adhesive wouldn't work and hold.

Since they had double images and lots of hot glue they were a little heavy. They were tall too, so I made the jumbo cupcakes.

We also had cake so I only made 24. These were as much decorative as they were to eat. They were a hit!


Mari said...

They turned out really cute!

Betsy said...

We didn't know with Taylor. You're IS rare. But I think that was the best part!

The cupcakes are very cute...what a great idea and cute nursery theme!

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