Sweet pink cupcake costume

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cupcake costume
We have been celebrating shrovetide this weekend. The kids put on costumes for the celebration and they hit on a decorated wooden barrel filled with candy, just like a Piñata. We also eat buns filled with chocolate or cream. This year my daugther Alberte wanted to be a sweet pink cupcake, so I had to do some research on Google for cupcake costume ideas. It took me quite some time thinking and re-thinking on how to best “bake” this costume.

I used an old pink sheet for the “frosting” and stuffed it well with Poly fill. Alberte helped me, making the sprinkles out of Silk Clay. The sprinkles dried up light as a feather and was just glued on with craft glue. The hardests part of the whole costume was the fluted cupcake base, but after some help from my husband we managed to find a solution that we were all happy with. To finish off her costume, I made her a little head piece out of two “layers” of pink frosting, a crepe paper ruffle and a blue candle on top.

She is the sweetest cupcake that I have ever made and she even won a prize for best costume. So I am very proud of my work with this cupcake costume.

Happy Caking!

Louise

49 COMMENTS

  1. I was just wondering how you made this costume!! I’m planning on trying to make a cupcake costume but your looks amazing!!

  2. Very cute, this work!! Your lucky daughter is adorable!! In Italy we celebrate the last day of Carnival and kids (but not only them!) wear some costumes! It’a a very good and innovative idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. That is just awsome 🙂 I wish my mom was as creative. I was a giant ‘lakridskonfekt’ for fastelavn once. But next year i am going out dressed as a cupcake, hope it will land me some candy 🙂
    Love it.

  4. Ohh… it’s a bit complicated for me to write, but in rough I sew some wide panels. Then I ironed the brown base (back & forth) so that they got the fluted shape and then I sew again and increased a little at the bottom of the base. Hope it makes sense?

  5. Incredible! I had never seen anything like this before, and I’ve just loved the idea! Congratulations, not only for the fantastic suit, but also for your lovely daughter! In Portugal we are also celebrating what we call “Carnaval”, and my son (who has 3 years) became “fireman Sam”…
    Keep going with your funtastic blog, full of great ideas, and thanks for sharing!

  6. A happy daughter ,you did a wonderful job which deserved to win a prize. Alberte will have these wonderful things you make and do to encourage her to do the same as she grows up.They are wonderful memories for her.You deserve a prize for a being a great mum.

    • Sandra, you are so right. My mom always made my costumes and she have saved some of them. Such things are just the best memories and I am only grateful that I can pass them on to Alberte.

  7. Ej, hvor er det et vidunderligt kostume. Skønt, at du har en datter, der gerne hopper i en cupcake – ja, hvem ville ikke gerne hoppe i en cupcake :-))

  8. I love it! Y’all did some “fancy foot work” in making that costume. It’s the coolest one I’ve ever seen. And your daughter is beautiful!

  9. Oh My Goodness, not only are you a brilliant creative baker, you can sew as well!!! She looks amazing. You should sew an advert for CakeJournal onto it and pay a small person to get photographed in unusual places wearing it. Then send the shots to the press!

  10. Oh My Goodness, not only are you a brilliant creative baker, you can sew as well!!! She looks amazing. You should sew an advert for CakeJournal onto it and pay a small person to get photographed in unusual places wearing it. Then send the shots to the press!

  11. oh i love that costume!!! and thanks made in pink i totally forgot it is shrove tuesday 2moro lol 🙂 love your tutorials…am a newbie here look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work!! xx

  12. oh i love that costume!!! and thanks made in pink i totally forgot it is shrove tuesday 2moro lol 🙂 love your tutorials…am a newbie here look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work!! xx

  13. Louise, is there anything you CAN’T do? haha!
    I love this, its so sweet. Congrats to Alberte on winning the competition, it was must deserved 🙂

  14. Thats adorable! Great job at making that! The celebrations sound very different and fun. We don’t do anything like that in the UK, but tomorrow is Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday so we’ll be eating pancakes.

    • Thank you!
      We have Pancake Day here as well 🙂 In the old days (very old days) a real black cat was placed in the wooden barrel and it was literally beaten to death at that time. I think that the it was in end of the 1800th century, that they stopped using real cats. We now decorate the barrels with black paper cats instead. Luckily for the cats!!!!

  15. Hej Louise.

    Fantastisk fastelavnskostume – og ikke mindst et meget tiltalende og brugbart kageunivers du hér har!

    Fastelavnshilsener Mie

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