After finishing Númenor’s coat and hoodie, I needed some color in my hands. Normally I love gray and black and have no issue with working with them, but with everything happening in the world lately, I needed a bit of a boost.
So I’m putting together a cupcake-making kit. In felt. Cheery and colorful felt. Scraps of felt from other projects. Bits of old sweater waiting for a new life.
And between the bright colors and the small, modular pieces, I started to feel a bit better almost right away. Now that I have more of the elements finished and can play with decorating cupcakes and making whipped cream and frosting, the whimsy is giving me life, too.
As you can see, I made cylindrical cupcakes. They’re obviously easier to make, but they’re also more versatile– it’s easier to imagine them as tiny cakes, or cheesecakes, or soufflés, instead of just cupcakes/muffins. I’m making one white, one yellow, one light brown, and one dark brown, for a variety of flavors.
My muffin cups are made from sweater ribbing. With the edge cuffed a little, they look like ramekins. With it at full-length, they look more like paper baking forms.
This will be a great addition to the smalls’ play kitchen. I’m excited to finish up the layer cake for them as well– add in a couple cookies, some bread, and a pie crust and we’ll have a full play bakery.
100% wool felt in various colors from Material Evidence (closed) and CraftyWoolFelt. Natural cream 100% wool felt from JoAnn. Barnyard Red 20% wool felt from JoAnn. White 35% wool felt from JoAnn. Various cashmere and wool sweater scraps from DoDadChick. Various vintage threads, stuffing scraps, and bamboo polyfill from my stash.