{Ballerina Party} Tutu cupcake topper TUTORIAL !

13 May 2012



Here is a tutorial to make the cutest cupcake toppers for a Ballerina party.
You could also update the body to have wings for a Fairy themed party.

What you will need for this project:



Crepe paper streamers, cut in 20cm/8 inch strips
Scrapbook paper or printed cardstock
Cocktail sticks
Glue gun and glue sticks
Thread and needle
A pencil
Scissors
Hand-drawn template of the bodice (fold in two while cutting out if you want it perfectly symmetrical!)


And here is how to do it (written instructions below the pictures):

 

Use your template to draw the bodice on the decorated paper or cardstock (be clever and draw on the backside so the pencil marks won't show...)
Cutout the bodice with scissors and hot glue a cocktail stick at the back.
Take two strips of crepe paper, put them on top of each other and fold in two lengthwise. Use the crease as a guide and sew the whole length of the strip.
Then make the paper slide (pull delicately, be careful not to rip the paper) so as to create the folds. Close the rosette by making a knot with the two ends of the thread. Cut excess thread with scissors.
Fluff the rosette by separating the layers gently and slide the rosette on the cocktail stick.
Turn the tutu upside down (you are now holding the bodice in you hand) and apply some hot glue in the centre of the rosette. If you wish to hide the glue, add a small circle of crepe paper while the glue is still hot.
Voila, you have just created a gorgeous Tutu Cupcake Topper !

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19 comments:

Danielle said...

I love this!

Virginie said...

Thanks Danielle !

Crumbs of Comfort said...

How very clever of you! I'm going to try this in sugar using your tutorial !!

Virginie said...

How very interesting ! please send me some pics when you have done it !!!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

These are very cute and so clever!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

OMG! You got really addicted to crepe paper rosettes! :o) Love this tutu!


Gabriela

Virginie said...

I did didn't I !!! And it all started with your rosettes !

Virginie said...

Thanks Susan!

Sweets by Sonia said...

Your blog is really AMAZING! I have put it under my favourites, you have a lot of really really gorgeous ideas. A big hug from Italy! SONIA

Virginie said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment ! I hope you will follow the blog or like my page on facebook.
Grazie !!

suckitupnotin said...

Aww how stunning is that! Thanks for sharing! :)

Di @ Life is Di-licious said...

This is gorgeous! We're celebrating my daughter's 5th birthday after her end of year ballet concert.I wanted to do a ballet themed cake but wont have time to do the decoration in fondant. I think I have now solved my cake decoration dilemma!

Anonymous said...

How cute! I may try a variation with a heart & see if my daughter likes them for place names for her wedding.Su Woodcock in Scarborough UK.

Anonymous said...

u should do video tutorials :)

Loves to Craft said...

These are awesome! Very creative.

Anonymous said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Where do I get the template for the bodice?

That Cute Little Cake said...

You have to make the template yourself ! That's the fun bit, you get to design a bodice you like !!

Trista said...

Love this! I'm going to make a large one for a cake topper with some fabric for a flowy skirt! Thanks for the great idea!

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