Saturday, 5 October 2013

Guest post: Cupcake earrings tutorial by Aubree

Hi everyone! Today I want to share this lovely guest post by one of the sweetest bloggers I know, Aubree from Macarons and Stilettos. In this post she will share a great tutorial on how to make your own cupcake earrings. Please check out her blog and shop, you won't regret it! Have a great weekend all!
Hello everyone! My name is Aubree and I blog over at Macarons and Stilettos ( Today, I’m going to teach you all how to make some simple but cute cupcake earrings from polymer clay. I have been working with poly clay for about 6 years now and design and sell my jewelry through my etsy shop ( Hope you will enjoy making these and please let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below. Now let’s get started!

You will need:
·         Small pieces of white, pink, purple, and yellow polymer clay. Available at any craft store.
·         2 small red rhinestones (Swarovski are best quality). Available at craft stores.
·         2 Glue-on earring posts with clutch (I used silver plated). Available at craft stores/online.
·         E-6000 glue. Available at craft stores
·         Sculpey or similar gloss glaze. Available at craft stores
·         Toothpick
·         Flower shaped or scalloped cookie cutter (small)
·         Polymer clay rolling pin. Available at craft stores.
·         Blade
·         Oven and smooth working surface

1.      Knead each color of polymer clay in your hands until pliable.
2.      Roll the white clay into a ball with your hands and roll out into a small circle with polymer clay roller. Don’t make clay too thin.
3.      Cut out two cupcake tops using your cookie cutter. You want about 4 scallops for each and a rounded top, so always cut from the outer edges of the circle. Remove the excess and set aside.
4.      Roll out three thin snakes of the purple, pink, and yellow clay. These will be the sprinkles. Using your blade, cut 4 small lengths of each color and arrange them on cupcake tops, 2 pieces of each color per top (6 sprinkles total). Make sure to press them down to secure. Press the rhinestones into the top middle of each top for a cherry.
5.      Bake according to package instructions.
6.      Roll pink clay into a ball with your hands and roll out into a circle with polymer clay roller. Once tops come out of the oven, let cool then press into outer edge of pink clay. Using your blade cut around the top to remove excess backing and form the cupcake base. Repeat all steps with second top.
7.      Using your toothpick, press into the clay cupcake base to form 3 indents. These will create the look of a cupcake wrapper. Repeat with other cupcake.
8.      Bake again according to package instructions.
9.      Once they come out of the oven, let cool. Then glue the rhinestones on the front and earring posts on the back using E-6000. Make sure earring posts are centered near the top middle of the back of the cupcakes. Let glue dry for about 1 hour before glazing the fronts using Sculpey or similar polymer clay glaze. Let dry at least 24 hours before wearing, and enjoy!

Thanks Susanne for letting me guest post! Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial.     Xo Aubree


  1. Yay! Thanks for letting me guestpost Susie. I hope everyone likes my tutorial. And maybe you can guestpost for me sometime? Have a great weekend dear :)


    1. You're welcome dear! And I would love to do a guestpost for you anytime :)