This month it's time to indulge in some super sweet Cupcake Cuties and what a tray they make! I'm having more fun as each month goes by - I love choosing between fabrics for the most delicious combinations - and the best bit? Applique Cupcake Cuties are of course, guilt free. And that's a good thing as I've been dreaming of my all time favourite coated rum balls since making them for my quilt!
Who doesn't love a cherry on top? And with just a single line in permanent marker over the fabric, you can add dimension to your cherry that looks all the more convincing!
Here's how I made my own cuties this month:
I've gone with two types of lovely pink fabric for my first cupcake
and topped it with some currant fussy cutting
For the base of the cake, I simply cut a larger body piece in one shape
and shaded the in between lines with permanent marker in brown
This is what my second cupcake looks like,
I used the same pinks for the tops and added a cherry on top, because why not?
and this is what the underside looks like
The meringue for one came together like this
and as always, I glue along with Elmer's to hold my shapes in place
layer by layer
and so on
and the front, with my fussy cut flower
The praline comes together in the same way: by layers
And as I always say, it's the prepping that makes it all 'come together'
I find that labeling each piece is the only way I can keep track
step by step..
Rumballs are my favorite and coated rum balls (or giant truffles if you want to change them)
have to come in threes, one or two is never enough!
and the method is just the same: prep your pieces, clip and turn
be neat and use an orange stick or pin to help with those tricky edges
and the front...
or you could just raw edge the applique, do whatever suits your own style
When it comes to creating the dome this month, I stitched bottom strips together
which alternate light and dark grey
So it looked like this before the shapes went down
and this is what an afternoon's applique looks like!
This is where we are up to, placement wise is Part 5
remember not to sew down your domes onto a background until the very end!
Whenever you choose to start this BOM, be sure to keep us updated on your progress by sharing your work over in our Sweet 2016 BOM Facebook Group, see you there!
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