Cupcake Beaded Box Pattern

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(5 customer reviews)


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This cupcake beaded box makes a cute little ornament. How about storing some herbs or spices in one in your kitchen? Or, brighten up your office with a practical paperclip store? Perhaps you have some other ideas? Whatever you decide, here is everything you need to know about the pattern.


The cupcake beaded box uses the following beads:

  • Size 10 Delicas
  • Size 15 Delicas
  • Seed beads in size 8
  • Size 11 seed beads
  • Superduos
  • A single 6mm red bead for the cherry

You will also need the thread that gives you the best tension. I have all these materials for sale right here in the beading supplies.

Techniques and Experience

The entire cupcake beaded box is made using tubular and circular Peyote. The icing section uses the Cellini spiral version of tubular Peyote. So, you should feel comfortable with these techniques before you try this pattern.

Happily, I do have free tutorials that you can download if you need to brush up on your skills.

I have explained the pattern with very detailed instructions (13 pages of them!) and used photos and diagrams to illustrate the steps. So, follow along carefully and have fun.

About the Cupcake Beaded Box

I had the idea of making a cupcake beaded box a long time ago. However, I struggled to work out how to create the ridged effect on the cake. I could have settled for a plain beaded area, but it didn’t seem very authentic to me.

Now, I was brought up with the saying, ‘if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.’ So, it has been worthwhile to take my time over this. Those of you who know my beadwork will know that this isn’t the first time I’ve made a beaded cupcake.

My very first attempt resulted in these little earrings. I moved on to create the cupcakes you can find in Sweet Treats book. For both these patterns, I used brick stitch to create the shape of the cake. Somehow, though, I still couldn’t get in quite the right texture.

So, I let the ideas percolate and with this beaded box, I feel like I’ve finally got it right. My experiments for Sweet Treats book taught me a lot about creating the icing. So I’ve applied those lessons here.

Since I love looking at cupcakes and pondering the different styles of icing (I even went to a cupcake decorating class a few years back!), you can be sure that this won’t be my last attempt at a beaded cupcake.

Meantime, I hope you enjoy this pattern. Have some fun personalising the icing, using your choice of colours and maybe trying a few mixes. And do let me know how you get on!

5 reviews for Cupcake Beaded Box Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Katie’s beading tutorial is very professional in appearance with large diagrams and pictures and excellent, thorough written instructions.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marj (verified owner)

    Love the pattern, very easy to follow. Haven’t finished the box yet but hope to do so soon. I couldn’t find any suitable DBM beads in Oz so ended up ordering from Canada so they only arrived yesterday. Hope to finish by the weekend. Thanks Katie

    • Katie Dean

      Thanks very much Marj – I’m glad your beads have arrived and hope you have fun completing the project this week. For anyone else reading this and struggling to find the size 10 delicas, I do have them in stock on here, in both 10g and 50g packs at competitive prices. So, that is an option for you all!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy (verified owner)

    I was very pleased at how easy the ordering process went since I am not located in the UK. The process was easy, quick and the delivery muck faster than expected. I have not completed my project because I have been gathering the beads I want to use. I have read through the instructions and found them to be clear and easy to follow making me confident that I should have no problems. I have been extremely impressed with the follow up from Katie. I will definitely be ordering more from Bead Flowers.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yvonne (verified owner)

    (As always with Katie) very clear and enjoyable instructions. It was a feast to bead (sofar the bottom of) the cupcake during the Holidays <3
    A bit fiddly at times, but that's the more fun when it works out. Looking great, even better than I imagined.
    Thanks bunches, dear Katie, the development and description must have taken hours for you.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    jenlane (verified owner)

    I recently purchased Katie’s Cupcake Beaded Box pattern. Unfortunately I haven’t had time to start it yet, but I am looking forward to doing so soon. The pattern looks great, very clear and straightforward, but I do feel confident that if I have any questions I can ask Katie.
    Thank you Katie,

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