Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gran's No Fat, No Calorie Valentine Cupcakes

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When my sister-in-law Susie (Gran) sent pictures of her Valentine cupcakes, I knew I had to share them on Laurie's Valentine Blog Party. Susie says that they're easy to make, especially when you're watching TV all night, and she was kind enough to provide instructions.

"I do my most productive work after a disaster," she said. "I made about 30 felt sewn hearts with button designs after the tsunami. These were a result of Haiti coverage."

If you want to make some of your own, you'll need to gather felt, buttons, beads, embroidery thread, pompoms, cupcake papers, polyfil and a glue gun. Susie glued two cupcake holders together to make a sturdier base and then added polyfil, securing it with the glue gun.

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For the topper, she cut two circles of felt and stitched them together with embroidery thread in a contrasting color, leaving a small opening so that they could be stuffed with polyfil. Once they were stuffed, she closed the opening and glued the topper to the top of the cupcake.

Susie said that she cut the icing freehand in an irregular shape. She added embellishments, using buttons, pompoms, buttons, beads and French knots and glued the icing to the top of the cupcake.

If you've never used a glue gun before, Susie offered a word of advice.

"I must warn crafters about the dangers of a hot glue gun," she cautioned. "I took an inch of top skin off my pointer finger when I peeled the hot glue off immediately. You are to run it under cold water for five minutes, then see if it will peel without the skin layer."

Here are Susie's granddaughters Molly and Morgan showing off their "baked" goods.

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valentine party box Be sure to head over to Laurie's place for more Valentine Party fun. You are certain to be not only entertained but to find all sorts of great ideas for you file.

27 comments:

susan said...

Kathy-I got a chuckle about Susie doing her best work after a disaster. The faux cupcakes are adorable and the only kind I should be eating right now. Molly and Morgan are SO precious! Thanks for sharing the cupcakes :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, thank you so much for posting Susie's adorable cupcakes and grandchildren for the party! It's the perfect addition to the party. laurie

Debbie said...

These are so cute. I need to make some for Kate's kitchen here at my house:) So glad you are back up and running!

Just Breathe said...
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Just Breathe said...

They are so adorable, the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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Joyce said...

These are so cute...I love this. I'm going to save this one to try.

shirley said...

Those are the sweetest little bakers I have ever seen. I think they did a wonderful job. Happy Valentine's Day!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What adorable little cuties holding their cupcakes. Oh, I know how dangerous those glue guns are! I'll have to give making those a whirl. Rosie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

just darling my friend...they look real...Happy Valentine day to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

These are the cutest things ever...and the cupcakes aren't bad either;)!

What a wonderful idea...I love it!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Shelia said...

What precious cupcakes and precious little helpers.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Those faux cupcakes and Susie's children are just the cutest! Thanks for sharing them, Kathy!...Christine

Sarah said...

Kathy, tell Susie these are precious! Does she take orders? LOL ~ Sarah

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now these are just darling! Perfect for cupcake lovers -- and those smiling girls are just the sweetest!

Candy said...

Sweet Treats! served up by cutie pies.
Cheers ;-)

~~Carol~~ said...

I love those cupcakes, and thank you for including the instructions too! I've got a ton of felt, so I think I'll give this a try, before all of the valentine stuff gets packed away!

Joycee said...

Cute, cute, cute! I'm going to have to make a batch of these to put out every year. Won't cost me a calorie, yet I'll enjoy them everyday! Have a Happy Valentine's Day Sweetie!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Chandy said...

And Kathy, you are right, they are a perfect treat to bring to Laurie's party. Love those cupcakes!

Sue said...

These are just too too cute....I have to send this on to daughter as she loves her craft projects...I think even Miss B could help with these....she loves doing anything involving pom pom's...Thanks for sharing!...and by the way...I do keep my deodorant seperate from my make-up Scary isn't it....This getting old is not for the faint of heart!

Lisa said...

Such a cute idea! And I love how she even put them in the paper cupcake liners. :)Precious!

Charli and me said...

Just darling! I love your little cupcakes. what a creative idea. Happy valentine's Day!

Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Ohhh...these cupcakes are just adorable!!! They look like they would be fun to make too! Your sister is a creative and talented lady! Please extend our thank you's for sharing her darling cupcakes and instructions with us! Sooo sweet!!!

Also just wanted to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine table...and for leaving such a sweet note! Loved it!!!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day...
Chari @Happy To Design

Blondie's Journal said...

Susie's cupcakes are adorable!! I don't think I could do them watching TV, I am not known for being very crafty!! Molly and Morgan are just precious!

Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Joyce said...

I want to make a bakers dozen of these. They are too cute. Happy Valentines day.
Joyce

Liz said...

These are so cute! I want to make some. :) I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Liz

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Molly and Morgan are just adoreable. The cupcakes are just wonderful, they are all so pretty. Love them. Hugs, Marty