Cupcakes Kit

£12.95£22.95

This kit contains all the materials you will need to make five beaded cupcakes with pink and mauve icing. The instructions are in my book, Sweet Treats, so you will need a copy of the book in order to complete the project. If you wish to buy a copy with this kit, you can take advantage of a reduced price of £10 (RRP £16.95). Please select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu below.

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About the Beaded Cupcakes

The cupcakes kit contains thread plus 30g of beads (Delicas in size 10 and seed beads in sizes 8 and 11). The kit includes mauve and pink icing. If you wish to have icing in a different colour, please include a note with your order or email me with your colour request. The kit uses a combination of brick stitch and circular and tubular Peyote stitch.

I recommend this kit for intermediate to advanced beaders. You will need a copy of Sweet Treats book to get the instructions for making the cupcakes. The book includes a chapter covering the techniques. However, if you need some extra help, you can find a free tutorial for tubular and circular Peyote stitch here. If you need help with tubular and circular brick stitch, then you can find a tutorial for that here.

History and Important Information

I love cupcakes! I spent a lot of time trying to create the perfect pattern to feature them in Sweet Treats book. Having experimented with a couple of different cupcake patterns in the past, I wasn’t quite happy with the way they turned out. Ideally, I wanted to use brick stitch to create the cake base. However, I also really needed to use Peyote stitch for the icing. Although the two stitches are near relatives, they don’t naturally work together in their tubular forms. So, I was a little stumped for a while.

Eventually I had one of those Eureka moments where everything became clear and my idea worked out! So, not only did I end up with a great project for the book, I also learned some useful technical stuff in the process. I turned my cupcakes into a charm bracelet. If you like big earrings, then the cupcakes also work for these. Or you can just display them on a plate if you prefer.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 21 x 16 x 2 cm

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