Washcloth Cupcakes

I saw this and loved the idea of making cupcakes out of washcloths.  Most just put rubber bands around the washcloths and stick them in the box, but I went one step further.  I love the way it looks and it makes for a really cute baby shower gift.

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Supplies needed:

  • Cupcake box for 4
  • 8-12 baby washcloths
  • 4-small containers to hold the washcloths (size of cupcake liners)
  • Red pompoms for cherries on the top of the washcloths.
  • Ribbon to tie the box closed.
The Supplies

The Supplies

The cupcake box I purchased at Michael’s and it came in a pack of three for $8.99 and I used a 40% off coupon ($1.80 per box).  I found the pompoms in the dollar spot section at Target for $1.  I only needed the red pompoms but this was much cheaper than buying a bag of just red pompoms.  I bought some of these containers when I was pregnant with S but they were pigs (go figure, my favorite).  Each two pack is only $1 each.  Since I was making these for B’s cousin who does not know what she is having the bees were perfect.  I found these washcloths on clearance at Target for $3.70 each.   Total cost for this was $12.20.

How to construct washcloth cupcakes:

1.       Open the 4 storage containers take the four lids and two spoons and store them in the bottom of the cupcake box.

Storage Containers-open

Storage Containers-Open

2.       Pair up the washcloths so that they color coordinates in groups of 3 (since I have 12 washcloths.  If I only had 8 than I  would do groups of 2).

Grouping Washcloths

Grouping Washcloths

3.       Fold the washcloths in half and then half again so they are the height of the storage containers.  Stack three washcloths on top of each other slightly higher than the one below to give the cupcake height and dimension.

Folding and Stacking Washcloths

Folding and Stacking Washcloths

4.       Fold the corner of one side of the washcloth stack inward and then begin to tightly roll the washcloths at slight angle to create the swirl of frosting.

Fold Corner Inward

Fold Corner Inward

Roll Tightly and at a Slight Angle

Roll Tightly and at a Slight Angle

5.       Continue rolling till you reach the end of the washcloths and then insert into the container.  If the washcloths roll is too thick and does not fit try rerolling it more tightly.  If that still does not work I have had to squeeze them into the containers because the washcloths were so thick.

Fitting Washcloths in Storage Containers

Fitting Washcloths in Storage Containers

6.       Continue with the remaining washcloths until you have all four cupcakes created.

Complete the Remaining Cupcakes

Complete the Remaining Cupcakes

7.       Put the “cupcakes” in the box.

Place Cupcakes in Box

Place Cupcakes in Box

8.       Add the pompom cherries on top of the cupcakes and close the lid.

Add Red Pompoms

Add Red Pompoms

Close Lid

Close Lid

9.       Tie ribbon around the box to keep the lid closed and create a finished look.

Finished Cupcakes with Ribbon on Box

Finished Cupcakes with Ribbon on Box

This was my second time making the cupcake washcloths and I love to make them.  Now that I have the hang of it I am going to continue to give them for baby showers, because who can’t use more washcloths?  I try to buy the washcloths that are on the baby registries, and if there are not washcloths then I just pick some that I would have used for S.

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