Thursday, December 23, 2010
These adorable little sock cupcakes make a simple, inexpensive gift for friends and family. Fuzzy socks work best, but you can use baby socks for a baby shower or athletic socks for the athlete in your life.
Here's what you need:
1 pair fuzzy socks
1 rubber band
1 pom pom for the cherry on top
1 paper cupcake wrapper - I used this template and some scrapbook paper
Wavy scissors or border punch
1 cellophane treat bag and ribbon to tie it
Lay the socks flat and overlap a little.
Start with the top of the sock and roll tightly. Secure with a rubber band. Separate the layers slightly and fold over a couple of the edges to add some fullness.
Cut out the wrapper and use the wavy scissors or punch on one edge. Wrap around the cupcake and secure with tape. Push the pom pom down into the top of the cupcake and add a little piece of tape so it stays in place.
Slide the wrapped cupcake into the treat bag and tie up with a ribbon.
Could these cupcakes be any cuter? I can tell you they're simple and fun. I have plans to make more for a baby shower next month and for a spa gift set for a friend. Right after Christmas is a great time to stock up on fuzzy socks, too!