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cupcake bunting

Why, you may ask, is cupcake bunting necessary in life? I’m really not sure, but ever since I declared a cake bunting trend (here), it’s been on my mind. And I must also still have Martha on my mind, given almost all of the materials used here belong to Martha Stewart.

You can make this bunting longer and use this bunting on single cupcakes, spread across a couple cupcakes or on a cake. It’s easy to make, though a wee bit tedious, so if you’ve a 100 cupcakes to make, best not to plan on bunting for every single one unless you have plenty of minions to help you.


to make bunting you will need:*
patterned cardstock paper
1-inch square punch
craft glue
lollipop sticks

thin ribbon or baker’s twine

cupcakes or cake

*For the paper, I used some Martha Stewart printed cardstock I had on hand. Since you are cutting out small squares, the smaller the pattern the better. I also found this Martha Stewart 1-inch scalloped square punch on sale at Michaels recently. And of course, I used the Martha Stewart craft glue. Find lollipop sticks (4-inch work well) and ribbon at the craft store.


step one: cut out your squares

Use the punch to cut out a variety of 1-inch squares from patterned paper. If the paper has a print, such as stripes, keep in mind we will be using diamonds, so rotate the punch so the vertical pattern (if any) lines up correctly.step two: glue your squares
Fold each square across the diagonal to make little triangles. I used 3 triangles for each bunting. Lay a piece of ribbon or twine about 8-inches long on the table (adjust as needed for the length of your bunting, best to err on the side of too long as you will be trimming later). Dab glue on the inside of the folded triangle and press around ribbon. Repeat with all three triangles to make a row.
step three: tie to your sticks
Tie the ribbon or twine ends tightly with a double knot to the top of two lollipop sticks. Trim loose ends.
step four: assemble your buntingInsert the sticks as desired into cupcakes or cake.

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13 Comments

  1. SprinkleBakes
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I pretty much adore this idea. So pretty!

  2. Kristan
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    What an adorable and creative idea!! I love it!!

  3. apparentlyjessy
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, that's a pretty darn cute idea! Very very cute!

  4. HoosierHomemade
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute idea! I found you on Flickr!
    I'd love for you to join in my Cupcake Tuesday party…I also have a Cupcake Challenge going on right now.
    http://hoosierhomemade.com/sand-castle-cupcakes-cupcake-challenge/
    Hope to see you there!
    ~Liz

  5. becky
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    i think this is just too adorable! love it!

  6. Nicki Mc
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Love your illustrations as much as the ideas! :)

  7. Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    So adorable! I'm loving the bunting trend right now too!

  8. Chic Cookies
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Aw, you are all too much! I'm going to check out your challenge, HoosierHomemade!

  9. Glory/ Glorious Treats
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Pretty darn cute!! Bunting does seem to be everywhere recently!

  10. Amy @ Blowout Party!
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    Wow@ So adorable! But I'd never have the patience to make bunting for cupcakes, for goodness sake :(

  11. Sue
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    So cute adapted for cupcakes! Just darling!

  12. www.sweetcreationsbystephanie.com
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Love this idea. So cute!

  13. Digella
    Posted September 20, 2010 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    I love it! Youre so clever.

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