This costume was made for my 15 month old daughter. I wanted to make a pink and brown cupcake with sprinkles. We started with a pink fleece shirt. We live in a pretty cool climate and I wanted to make sure my little one would be warm. To the bottom we added about six to eight inches of chocolate brown wide wale corduroy for the cupcake “paper.” We made tubes of pink minky dot fabric and sewed them to the top creating a swirl frosting effect. I then glued fabric sprinkles on top. I was worried about not having any real structure, but the fabric tubes really held out for the circle effect.
For the hat, we covered a pink hat loosely with the minky dot fabric, making it look like swirl icing. I glued a plastic cherry we had from a kitchen play food set on top and finished it with more fabric sprinkles. Brown tights and shoes completed the look!
Voila – the sweetest (and only) cupcake in town.