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How to Make a Cupcake from a Flannel (Washcloth)

| August 6, 2010 | 51 Comments

Remember the gorgeous Guest Post that the wonderful Anjie from Pom Pom Emporium did for us a little while back – well if you don’t, simply head back in time and take a look at these beautiful Pom Pom Flowers.

Anyway, she is BACK and with yet another fabulous idea – these Flannel Cupcakes! How simple and yet how gorgeous are they!? Perfect baby shower gifts or stocking fillers or a “just like that” present. Inexpensive, fun, FABULOUS! Here we go:

cupcakes made from washcloths/facecloths/flannels

To get started you will need

  1. washcloth
  2. Paper cup
  3. Rubber band
  4. Lollipop

For the cupcake wrapper I cut a paper cup down to the required size. I estimated my paper cup should stand about 5cm (2″) tall. Resting a pencil on a box, of the desired hight and with it touching the cup, I turned my cup slowly to give me a perfect line. I cut the excess paper away. Alternatively you can find printable cupcake wrappers on the internet to download, but I decided my idea using paper cups was easier and held the washcloth really well.

To form the ‘cake’ from the washcloth just follow the photographic tutorial below or watch this very good demonstration video I came across by Jonathan Fong How to make a cupcake from a washcloth What a star!

I think these cupcakes would make a really nice ‘thank you’ gift for a teacher or alternatively a very easy project for a class to make. You could buy white paper cups and let children design and colour their own cupcake wrappers

paper cups, washcloths, rubber bands and lollipops

Resting a pencil on a box, of the desired hight and with it touching the cup, I turned my cup slowly to give me a perfect line.cut the excess paper away

Folding the washcloth to make the 'cake'

Folding the washcloth to make the 'cake'

Rolling the washcloth to make the 'cake'

Rolling the washcloth to make the 'cake', put the rubber band in place to hold it together

Squeeze the base of the 'cake' to push out the centre to form the icing swirlPut a lollipop in the centre of the swirl to form the cherryFinished cupcake!

Gorgeous! Please do go and visit Anjie and check out all her other wonderful things!

 

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  1. They look great. Would make ideal stocking fillers. Just need to remember it now!

  2. jfb57 says:

    Such simple ideas but how fabulous! Almost wish I was pregnant! *slaps forehead*

  3. Brilliant! *pops idea straight into Christmas idedas bank*

  4. ‘ideas’ obviously ‘idedas’ is just silly…see even the son of god is fallible!

  5. sherry says:

    That is so cute. My grandchildren would love that. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

  6. Amy says:

    Those are amazing and look easy to make. Thanks for linking up today..

  7. Amy says:

    I was thinking I could use this for my little one’s Birthday Party in Oct.. Thanks..

  8. Mama Zen says:

    That is adorable!

  9. Miri says:

    Adorable! Quick and easy too!

  10. angie says:

    very cute love the idea

  11. J. Hill says:

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

  12. Hi Margarita! This is such an adorable idea – how cute! I am featuring this today; stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  13. Robin says:

    Cute. These could make great recycled art if you used scrap fabric or older washclithes that you just don’t see yourself using! Thanks for linking up at Upcycled Awesome. http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled9

  14. Melissa says:

    That looks so pretty, and suitable for even a craft klutz like me! Thanks.

  15. Andrea says:

    adorable!! So creative. I feel like I should be able to come up with such cleaver ideas!!

    I am already thinking of 10 different ways I could use something like this…thanks for sharing!

  16. just bookmarked you ace!!

  17. Becky says:

    How cute and fun. There were some lollipop soaps posted on my linky party–how fun would the two of these be together?

  18. Audra says:

    What a fun idea! I totally see this as a gift for sure! Maybe a soap ball instead to go with the hand wash theme.
    Great idea!!

  19. I have to tell you that from time to time the hubby checks my blog. It is infrequent and I think it’s cute when he comments about something. He LOVED this as do I… You will definatly be a feature today! Thank you as always for linking to It’s Stinkin’ Cute Craft Thursday!

  20. Taryn says:

    hi i was just wondering what kind of lollipops you used, I just love this design and have searched for lollipops this size but can not find any for the life of me. The ones they sell in the store do not have a clear wrapper so that the color of the lolli can be shown. They only sell the jolly rancher ones but the wrapper has the rancher print and words on it. Oh and please keep in mind that I live in Hawaii so the stores are limited. Thank you.

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Hi Taryn!! Oh no!!! That really is rather difficult! I have to confess, this is a Guest Post from Anji and have no idea what she used in the end! Oh no!! If you use a branded lolli – I am sure it would still look nice? Just different? Or you could unwrap it and rewrap it in clear cellophane?

  21. aaaaaa çok güzeeeeeelll.

  22. Sara says:

    What type of lollipops did you use, I thought of making these for my sister’s baby shower for favors.

  23. Red Ted Art says:

    Hi Sara, this was a Guest Post.. so to be honest I am not sure! I am sure any “plain” lollipop should work?

  24. Tracy says:

    Oh my, this is just way too cute. And it looks so easy to do. Thanks for sharing how to fold the washcloth to make it look like a cupcake!

    I’d love for you to link this and any other cupcake related post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

  25. These are cute. DO you think kids would be upset at getting a flannel in a party bag?! xxx

  26. I’ve seen these done with baby vests for a new baby – maybe the lollipop could be for the older sibling while the baby gets the vest?

  27. mummiafelice says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I had a nappy cake made for me when I had LO… this is a great idea! Might have to make some of these as stocking fillers!!!

  28. mummiafelice says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I had a nappy cake made for me when I had LO… this is a great idea! Might have to make some of these as stocking fillers!!!

    Thanks for linking up!

  29. Marianne says:

    OH, OH, what a totally cute craft!!! I love it. Great tutorial.

    Enjoy the day,
    Marianne

  30. Fran says:

    These are really fun, almost easy enough for the girls to make as stocking fillers too!

  31. Ooohh loving this idea. So simple but very effective xx

  32. martinaj says:

    What size wash cloth do you recommend and where do you suggest that they be purchased?

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