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EmaeCrochet
« on: March 17, 2011 11:34:54 AM »

Hi there!I'm sorta new. But I have stalked your board for years! For some reason im just now making an account.
Anyway....
I'm interested in making cupcakes. With a removable crocheted wrapper.
I seen these....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stripeyblue/2904521790/

Does anybody know how she would have swirled the icing like that?
And the wrapper looks knit.Does anyone know what type of stitch she would have used for it?

My daughter loved these cupcakes and she would be tickled if i could make some for her to play with.
I have seen other cupcake patterns but none like this one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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pigeonweed
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011 04:32:11 PM »

Since Amigurumi is worked in the round, I'm guessing you just make a cone shape then use a chain stitch to follow it. Notice that the icing doesn't have visible holes compared to just the cupcake?

It's hard to describe, but here's a Japanese blog with photos:
http://gurumigurumu.blog65.fc2.com/blog-entry-284.html

Look at the blue thread from the photographs. I think you just follow the gaps in the amigurumi and because it's worked in the round, it will naturally make the swirling pattern.

I haven't personally tested it, just a theory. I've never really made a cupcake swirl before now I'd like to give it a try.
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EmaeCrochet
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011 08:25:26 PM »

That was very helpful,thank you!
I bookmarked that page.
If you end up trying it out let me know!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011 11:27:43 AM »

You have to register to see it but Lion Brand has a cupcake with similar icing: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70756AD.html?noImages=
However, it is a combination of knit and crochet.

You could try different FLO and BLO combinations to create ridges that mimic knitting.
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Fringey
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011 05:04:19 PM »

Not sure about the swirly top - that is really cool I will try to figure it out.

For the wrapper it could be a front post/back post variation. If I remember correctly (I don't do this often) it is a method of emulating knitted ribbing with crochet by inserting your hook arounhd the post of the stitch instead of through the top of it (the V). There are tutorials.

If that isn't it, you could check a bookstore or library for a crochet stitch book like the Harmony Guides and see if they have it in there.

Also, this crafter sells her patterns, here is one for the cupcake - I might just buy it! http://www.etsy.com/listing/71773873/cupcake-amigurumi-pattern-pdf-crochet
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011 02:03:38 AM »

You can get the ribbed effect by doing HDC into the loop on the back of the stitch. I've been making this hat http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-crochet-cupcake-hat.html for my friends birthday and it uses the rib effect on the headband (the link explains it better than I can!)  Smiley
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kellymarie1537
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011 04:23:26 PM »

I found those cupcakes, too, and I'm DYING to learn how to do that swirling icing. I've tried to figure it out, and while it turns out well at first, it ends up being flat in the end.

Update: I found a SIMILAR pattern which I downloaded and forgot where I downloaded it from. I modified it a bit to give myself the swirl. I chained 4, 6 hdc in 2nd loop from hook, sl st into first hdc, 2 hdc in each hdc backloop and continue to increase until desired size. when you get to that size you want, slip stitch all the way to the top. It turned out well, but some parts of the increase, I sc rather than hdc or dc, so just remember to stay consistent. I hope that works for you.
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tabbie07
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015 10:14:15 AM »

I found those cupcakes, too, and I'm DYING to learn how to do that swirling icing. I've tried to figure it out, and while it turns out well at first, it ends up being flat in the end.

Update: I found a SIMILAR pattern which I downloaded and forgot where I downloaded it from. I modified it a bit to give myself the swirl. I chained 4, 6 hdc in 2nd loop from hook, sl st into first hdc, 2 hdc in each hdc backloop and continue to increase until desired size. when you get to that size you want, slip stitch all the way to the top. It turned out well, but some parts of the increase, I sc rather than hdc or dc, so just remember to stay consistent. I hope that works for you.

Do you have a video or a pic tut on this? I too really want the swirly icing cupcakes and I keep coming up with flat pieces...Arg!
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