Saturday, August 28, 2010
After seeing the adorable Cupcake Pincushions by Kylie my immediate reaction was, "I want one."
Carefully following her directions, I came to the conclusion that my city sucks when it comes to craft supplies and consequently a lot of deviation and improvisation was required.
Firstly, the only styrofoam balls I could find were either too big or too small, so eventually I went and bought some sponges, like old school bath sponges, the flat cylindrical ones and just sewed the ends in until it formed a ball.
Then I couldn't find a cup that was the right size and eventually I constructed one from cardboard. According to my boyfriend, this cardboard cup was the most homemade thing he'd ever seen (and he didn't mean it as a compliment).
In the end however, it came out better than I expected. For my next one, I'll make the cup diameter smaller and I'll make my first icing wobble a bit bigger, but overall I'm quite happy with it.