Cupcake anyone? Baby clothes cupcakes
Everyone loves cupcakes, but new mums will love these baby clothes cupcakes even more. Fashioned from baby clothes like singlets, mittens and socks, they are really simple to make and a fabulous baby shower centrepiece. This kind of presentation gives a lovely gift of all-important baby essentials some much needed wow-factor!
What you need
- A cupcake stand (you can go fancy or use one like this which is made of cardboard and cost $3.50 at the discount shop)
- Cupcake ‘wrappers’ – you’ll need the sturdy kind (not patty cases). These were $2 for 24 at the discount shop.
- Cupcake ‘toppers’ – you can make your own flags, add a flower or even a decorative candle (don’t light them!). These flags were $2 for a pack of 24 at the discount shop.
- Baby clothes – small items like socks, mittens, singlets and face washers work best.
What you do
Roll the baby clothes and add to the cupcake wrappers. Add a flag on top and then position on the cupcake stand.
Let me break that down for you …
To roll a singlet:
Fold into thirds length-ways and roll, tucking the singlet edges down as you go. Put into the cupcake wrapper and gently pull the edges to fill the case.
To roll mittens:
Turn one inside out and tuck inside the other. Then push the bottom of the mittens up to form the centre of the cupcake. If you need to prop the mittens up, cut a square from a plastic shopping bag and scrunch inside the cupcake case before adding the mittens on top.
To roll a pair of baby socks:
Follow instructions as for the mittens, pushing the socks out and ‘crumpling’ them to look like swirls of icing. Use the shopping bag trick to prop the socks up inside the cupcake case.
Which brings me to my favourite …
How to roll a baby washer:
Fold and … roll. That’s it!
Once you’ve got all of your cupcakes ready, you can place them on your cupcake stand. All done! You can wrap the lot in cellophane tied with a pretty ribbon for easy transportation to your buddy’s baby shower.
This article was written by Maxabella for Kidspot.com.au and has been adapted for Kidspot.co.nz