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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Swirly Cupcake How-to

This project is for personal, non-commercial use.

This sweet little project is fitting for a Valentine's tree or you can make a string of garland of mini swirly cupcakes for you or your sweetie and with this treat you won't have to worry about the calories
• White Polymer clay (or you could use colored clay if you don't want to paint)
• Craft glue
• Bakers twine
• 3/4" eye pins
• pink, brown & metallic white craft paint
• Extra fine crystal glitter or pink glitter
• Glossy varinsh

• oven
• toothpick or plastic knife
• ceramic tile

Step 1.
Condition the white clay with your hands, roll it out to approximately 1/2 thickness.

Make it look like the shape of a mini marshmallow

Step 2.
Using a toothpick or a plastic knife, indent lines around the base to look like the cupcake wrapper.

Step 3.
Take another piece of clay and roll out with y our fingers again to be a long thin snake approx 6 - 10 inches long

the length will vary depending on the size of the base you make
Step 4.
Swirl the long piece of clay around the top of the top of the base of the cupcake

keep going around to build a peak like a soft serve ice cream cone

Step 5.
When you get to the top of the cupcake you pinch off the extra clay.

Step 6.
Take the eye pin and gently insert into the top of cupcake so that just the loop holder is showing.
Cut the eye pin to size, so it doesn't stick out the bottom

Step 7.
Then place your cupcake on the ceramic tile and bake in the oven according to the packaging.
(if you don't want to use baking clay, you can also try air-dry clay which could work too)

Step 8.
Once it is baked, let it cool for about 20 minutes or so. Give it a quick sand with fine sand paper.
This makes the paint adhere to the cupcake better. If you don't want to paint, you could use colored clay instead. Apply two coats of a glossy varnish.

Step 9.
So now you can add the glitter!
Paint the whole top of the cupcake frosting with craft glue and pour the glitter over it, shaking off the extra.

Step 10.
Take your baker's twine or linen and insert into the eye hole and tie a knot.

That's it - that is how you make your very own Swirly mini cupcake treat!
How sweet it is!!

Let us know how you did!
Happy Valentine's Day


  1. Your little cupcakes are too cute! Thanks for sharing how you make them!

  2. I love miniatures and these cupcakes are perfect in their tiny-ness! I wish I had a tree decorated with them in my kitchen!

  3. Yummy...Great job on showing us step by step. I need to try this. Thanks


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