Everybody loves a good cupcake- and these cupcakes are not only cute they are for keeps!  You can make them as decorations for a birthday party, sweet shoppe, candy land, holidays, and more!  Follow these easy steps sent to us from Kylie at Made by a Princess to add sweetness to your party decor!

1.  To make these “faux” cupcakes, you will need~

Styrofoam Ball

Crepe Paper

Cupcake Liner (and a 2″ circle of cardstock to glue to the bottom)

Glitter Glue

Cherry on Top

Glue Gun


2.  Kylie used a piece of  “reject” cardstock and a 2″ circle punch to make this circle.  I then glued it to the bottom of the cupcake liner.  Not a lot of glue just enough to make it stick.


3.  Glue the styrofoam ball to the circle base and then glue the liner to the ball.  This does not require a lot of glue but I would advise doing it in sections and hold it in place until the glue dries.  This is really quick if you are using a glue gun.


4.  Now take the crepe paper and crinkle it.  You will need about a 60″ piece of crinkled paper to make the frosting.


5.  Fold one of the ends of the crepe paper frosting and tuck it into the liner with a dab of glue.   Hold until it is dry.


6.  Make a glue line above the edge of the liner on the styrofoam ball and gently push the crepe paper onto the glue.  It will be a little hot because you are using a glue gun but it dries quickly.  Do this in about 2″ sections all the way around the ball leaving about a 2″ area on the top.  While you are “frosting” be careful not to smash the paper.  You want it to have some dimension.  You can twist it or fold it, make it as decorative as you want.


Don’t forget to leave a little space at the top.  You still need to add the cherry.

 7.  After searching for a cherry topper, Kylie settled on a glittery heart.  With the stem clipped off the top of the heart it kind of looks like a cherry, right?  I think it’s perfect.  This is important…leave the stem at the bottom but cut the stem on the top.  You will need the bottom stem to push into the ball.


8.  Stick the “cherry” into the cupcake and continue frosting around it.  You want it to look like it has been pushed into the frosting.  Cut any excess crepe paper and fold and glue so it looks like you just topped off with your frosting tip.

We’re done!  Ta-da!  Cupcake!  From here you can add glitter or leave it perfectly undecorated.

How cute!  I hope you have found a great idea for your next party!  It is a fun craft that can be used again and again!

Thank you, Kylie!  Kylie made these for her daughter’s first birthday party- a cupcake theme!

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