So if you can’t tell yet, I’m going through some of my old patterns and redoing them and making videos for them. This week I re-did one of my favorite patterns ever, Cupcake Coasters. Hope you guys like it!
I know what you’re thinking… “Haven’t I seen this before on sweetsimplestuff.com?” The answer is totally yah, but some people haven’t yet so here it is yet again, a free pattern for some really quick and easy Crocheted Cupcake Coasters (I sure to love alliterations).
These cupcakes are for sale in my Etsy store here!
Here are some photo’s:
Thanks again to Brenda from Sweet Simple Stuff! You’ll be seeing a lot more blog swaps soon I hope! 🙂
You heard right! Well, they’re not really for eating though (unless you’re a goat).
If you didn’t know, Brenda from Sweet Simple Stuff and I did a blog swap last week. Her blog consists of candy, baked goods, and lots of cute idea’s for sweets, so, for our swap, she posted some not so fat free granny squares, you can check them out here, and I posted a free pattern for my Crocheted Cupcake Coasters (that’s an alliteration for all you grammar geeks out there 😉
Do you remember granny squares? I learned to crochet about 1975 … granny squares were very popular … I made afghans, ponchos and even a doggie sweater. Now in 2012 … I can’t believe that I am making granny square cupcakes! This project looks like many of my needlecraft projects … unfinished!
This is what you will need:
– Square cupcake pan
– Cupcake paper liners
– 2 cups your favorite frosting (your choice of color) in a pastry bag with a #17 tip
– ¼ cup melted chocolate/candy melts with a # 9 tip
– Nu Silver Luster Dust
Prepare your brownie batter and line the cupcake pan with the papers. It is sometimes difficult to find square liners … so I just use the regular round ones and they work! Also, if you don’t have a square cupcake pan … just bake in a rectangular or square pan and cut squares!
Fill with batter and bake (about 25 minutes) …
Look how they turned out …
Now the fun part … decorating with frosting … start in the center … just like crocheting a real granny square …
Of course you will need a crochet hook … how about a chocolate one? I used real hooks for reference. Work on wax paper … simply draw a hook using melted chocolate (or candy melts) … pop in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up …
I used “Nu Silver Luster Dust” and a dry brush to give the hook a bit of a metallic sheen …
Now you can lift the chocolate hook and place it with your “sweet” granny squares …
P. S. I did find directions and charts for “real crocheted granny squares” at http://www.knitting-n-crochet.com/granny-square.html
This is a guest post by my friend Brenda at sweetsimplestuff.com! She offers all kinds of sweet treats that are simply awesome!! I did a guest post on her site too including a new FREE pattern for some crocheted cupcake coasters that you can check out here: http://sweetsimplestuff.com/2012/07/26/cupcakes-fat-free-and-calorie-free. Let me know what you guys think in the comments, and expect a lot more guest posts coming soon!! 🙂
So today we’re having family and friends over for a Halloween dinner, and for desert my mom made these neat cupcakes with witch hats on them. So I thought this would be a good time to tell you guys about a lady I met named Brenda Vanover! Brenda created the idea for the cupcakes and make really need things with candy and sweets. Seriously, she has the “eye” for all things candy and makes things that are truly impressive, but still simple to make! She runs sweetsimplestuff.com where she shares her creations! I strongly recommend you guys check her out.
So for the hats, Brenda uses York Peppermints, but the ones my mom bought were shaped like pumpkins for Halloween so they didn’t work and she had to improvise and use the cookie parts from Oreo’s. They’re made with a Hershey’s Kiss, some frosting, and a York Peppermint. You can find the instructions at Brenda’s site here.
Keep an eye out for this one!