Tuesday, October 26, 2010

No Bake Cupcake..........

For the last five years I have had the pleasure of participating in a fun and successful Holiday Art Show and Sale in the historic little town of Aurora, Oregon. This show is sponsored and organized by the members of the Aurora Art Association.

This year's event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5 with a Friday night artist reception.

However, I have been a bit of an "art slacker" this year.  so I've got to get busy.......sooooooooo I started mixing up a batch of "no-cal" cupcakes, like these.......

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Pretty cute and pretty easy.....want to try one?

All you need is a Bingo card, or cardstock or watercolor paper.  These cards are about 5 inches by 6 inches in size. If you are cutting your own card, I would suggest 5 by 7 inches, then it will fit into an 8 by 10 mat and frame, when you are finished and ready for framing.  It is always good to go with standard sizes, when you can, it makes life easier.

Christmas  01 009Dilute watercolor or acrylic paint and apply a wash in your favorite color or colors.  Let them dry.

Christmas  01 010Then cut out the cupcake cup shape out of scraps of scrapbook papers or other paper.  The frosting top is best described as "cloud-shape".  Glue down the cup and add the frosting using Modge Podge, a glue stick or whatever adhesive you have on hand.

Cut out a small red cherry, to add to the top.  I drew a black stem on the cherry with a black fine tip pen.

Christmas  01 011Now, just for fun, use a crayon or artist's oil pastels (which I used) to outline the cupcake and add some doodles.  Then, if you like, add a word, or a sticker or rub-on at the bottom.  For sure, a sprinkle or two of glitter would add a great touch, too.Christmas  01 012  Because of the odd size of mine, I glued a piece of red paper, cut slightly larger than the bingo card, to the back.  Then I glued that to a piece of heavy white paper for framing.  Otherwise, I would have to cut my own, or pay someone to cut a mat for each one.

That is why I recommend using a 5 by 7 piece of paper, then you can buy a standard 8 by 10 mat and slip it in a frame and you're DONE!

How's that for fun and easy!  Make a cute inexpensive gift for a friend!

Join me at  Sue Loves Cherries Rednesday to read how other bloggers are using their "red".  For the first time I am, also linking to Vintage Thingie Thursday and Southern in my Heart's Inspiration Friday.  

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23 comments:

Donnie said...

What a great tutorial. It really looks like something I could make. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

You lured me in with 'no bake cupcakes' and now I see they are no-cal cupcakes too, LOL. I love this project, so fun!

LV said...

What a cute idea for a party. I love playing bingo, but they do not use cards like this anymore. I liked it better then. It is all computerized now.

Cindy Adkins said...

These are simply precious!!! Now I'm hungry...lol Adorable!!
XO

bunny said...

Ya got me..,.lol Cute project!!

have a good one,
bunny

Staci said...

These turned out super cute!!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Very cool!! I like the use of the old bingo cards :)

Blessings!
Gail

Melody said...

Oh those are scrumptious

Fresh Linen said...

How creative you are. Love them, it amazes me what some people see when looking at a bunch of different elements and then repurpose them. Brava*!*

~~Carol~~ said...

These are SO CUTE! Thanks for the great tutorial too. I'd love to make some of these for my kitchen. I never thought I'd see a cupcake I wouldn't eat!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Coloradolady said...

This is so cute!!! What a creative idea. Happy VTT!

The Paint Splash said...

Very cute! Hope your sale goes well. I posted the winner of the truck contest my sisters and I had back in September. I also am having a give away for my 100th blog in just a few days so hope you will be able to come by for a visit. Debbie

Pam said...

This is so creative. Very cute.

Postcardy said...

The bingo cards would make a nice background for other things too.

Betsy said...

Just my kind of cupcake, no cal. Love these! I have a bunch of those Bingo cards and have been thinking of what to do with them...they make a great background.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a good day....Julian

Vanessa said...

Those are so adorable and you just have such great ideas! I'm impressed with all of you crafty folks and will just have to live vicariously through you! :-) Thanks so much for linking up to the party this week!
Vanessa

Melissa said...

Super Cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Great tutorial. These are a lot of fun.

GardenofDaisies said...

What fun art! They look really cute. And love the use of the old bingo cards! A group of these framed cupcakes on a kitchen wall would be so cute!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very cute and fun project. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

This is so cute. I love the idea of using a Bingo card.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are awesomely awesome. I love them. And using a bingo card is always a fun background.