Along with cooking and baking, paper crafting is one of my favorite hobbies. I was able to combine these hobbies for these gameday treats I made for last Sunday's Patriots/Jets game. I am a die hard Pats fan and the game did not turn out as I had hoped it would, but the cupcakes were really yummy! :)
I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I posted the recipe here. I love cupcake wrappers but they are so darned expensive to buy so I thought I'd design my own. I was working on some projects for the paint company that I design for, Shimmerz Paints and thought I'd make some of my own cupcake wrappers and use their new paints to decorate them! I drew some templates (3 to a page), printed them out on 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock and cut them out. I used some decorative scissors on the top curve. I then used some paper adhesive to stick the ends together. I sprayed some Anchors Away Coloringz paint from Shimmerz Paints on the wrapper and then gave them a little sparkle with Baby's Breath Shimmeringz.
For the finishing touch, I sprayed just a little bit of Anchors Away and My Bleeding Heart Coloringz on the frosting for a little color. The paints are totally NON-TOXIC so no worries! To purchase Shimmerz Paints, go to their website here.
Here is a copy of the templates I drew to make these. Just right click on the template, save and then print, cut out and decorate!
Have fun creating!