Friday, March 2, 2012

DIY FRIDAY: Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers

Yes it’s Friday! I love Fridays, and because they put me in such a good mood, I’m going to share my steps to making these super cute cupcake toppers, AND then I’m going to give them away!

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Yup that’s right, there will be TWO lucky winners of these cupcake toppers, but before we get ahead of ourselves with the giveaway, lets figure out how to make these cuties incase you don’t win!

Step 1:

Cut out 2”x2” squares of what ever color double sided paper you want! (Double sided paper just means paper that is going to have either color or designs on either side, instead of just white…unless that’s what you want of course!)

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Step 2:

Cut diagonal lines starting from each corner going into the center about 1”. You do not need to flip over the paper, I just wanted to show you my two sided paper!

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Step 3:

Now fold the first corner (A) into the center of the square. Don’t crease this fold, just kind of bend it so it holds its shape. Do this to each “A” corner on the squares.

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This is what your squares should look like once you have molded/folded each of the A corners inwards.Step3

Step 4:

Now take each pinwheel and cut a small slit in the bottom of one of your folds. This only has to be big enough to slide a toothpick through. I like doing it this way because it hides the toothpick and glue, and it just looks a little bit cleaner. If you do not have a blade to do this with, no worries we can just glue the toothpick to the back. 

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Step 5:

Open up all of your folds and slide the toothpick through your newly made slit. Hot glue toothpick to the center of the square.

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Step 6:

Using little dabs of hot glue start re-folding in each “A” corner and folding them there until the glue has cooled and the fold is now permanent.

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Keep going all the way around.

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Step 7:

Once all the corners are folded in and glued, add one more dab of hot glue and adorn the pinwheel with any thing you like. I used fake pearls that I had saved from an old necklace I used to love! But you could use buttons, pompoms, or even paper circles from the left over paper.

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See wasn’t that easy?

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Now, I know exactly what some of you are thinking “Wow, that was informative, now how do I get my free pinwheels?”. Well here’s what you can do. There will be two winners of the Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers.

The winners will win a set of 12 Pinwheels, and I will mail them out pronto!

1: One winner will simply be random selection of all of your comments left below!

2: The second winner will be randomly selected from readers who have “Liked” Bertie’s Bakery Facebook page. So if you have already “Liked” me, you’re already in, if not what are you waiting for??? (And no need to leave a second comment below, I got ya covered in all the page-likers.)

3: I know I know, I never said anything about a third option. But I have to admit, I do not understand Pintrest and that makes me a little sad. I mean I “get it”, as in I fully understand why and how it has gone so viral, but I haven’t really figured out how to get my work “Pinned”. So if you are one of those “pinners” and you pin either the first or second picture from this post (I imagine you would then link back to my page as well?) then you may leave a second comment for a bonus entry! Is that cool?

***Entries Close 11:59 Tuesday, March 6th ***

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Lastly, if it seems like you guys enjoy this give away, then I’ll be sure to do another next week for St. Patty’s Day! Not pinwheels but another type of cupcake topper I have up my sleeve!

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

12 comments:

naedawn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

While they look really great, I don't think I'd use the pinwheels soon so please don't include me in the drawing. I wanted to comment though to let you know that I did pin a couple of your posts! Since I'm not entering this drawing, I didn't follow the rules -- I went ahead and pinned a couple earlier posts.

http://pinterest.com/pin/110478997078904101/
http://pinterest.com/pin/110478997078904106/

Also, when I was looking for other posts to pin, I came across the Sweet Cream Risotto post .. and am curious what came of that? Did you get the recipe down, and is there any chance it'll be posted?

Miss Apple said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I loved your pinwheels! They're really cute and make a difference! :D I'm outside of the USA, so I'm not sure I can participate in the contest. I hope so! :D I don't have Pinterest, I've read a couple of things about copyright that didn't make me happy to use it. I don't know if it's true. Anyways, I don't seem to manage well too many networks LOLOLOL

Robin @ Bird On A Cake said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are super cute! I especially like the yellow one in the first pic! :0)

Robin @ Bird On A Cake said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pinned! And I'm also putting your link on my facebook page. :0)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are so cute!! I want to win :) bearrabbitbear@hotmail.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I pinned a pic!! http://pinterest.com/pin/17451517276129396/
bearrabbitbear@hotmail.com

Canterbury Cakes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are really cute and so lovely on cupcakes. I made a pinwheel out of sugarpaste recently to use as a propellor for a submarine on a cake - they are so versatile!

I still am amazed at the explosion that is Pinterest...I think the penny is slowly dropping with me - certainly I 'get' it more than Twitter (I am such a dinosaur! Ha ha).

It's a great tutorial btw - I will pin it on my tutorial board :o)

Canterbury Cakes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://pinterest.com/pin/55309901643630408/

itsthecookiemonster said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

omg thanks for the post, im a sucker for cute cupcake toppers :D

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh how I love homemade cupcake toppers! Pinning now, save yourself though....once you start pinning it turns into a huge time suck!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! I must try it :-)

Ginny said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your blog and love this idea!

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