What you need:
- Burp Cloth - I made a fringed burp cloth and mine was about 17" x 9". Random size huh? I used the tutorial at Home Sweet Home
- 2 pairs of 0-6 month size socks. If you found some triple roll, you might only need 1 pair.
- 4 cup size coffee filters
- A Rubber band - not pictured
- Ribbon (to cover the rubber band)
- Scotch Tape
Step 1: Fold the burp cloth into fourths and set aside. I wanted the fringe to be prominant, so mine isn't exactly in fourths. You can see what I mean in the picture.
Step 2: Start rolling your socks at the top. You want there to be a slight cone shape, so as you roll, go at a slight angle. You probably want slightly less of a cone shape, so maybe not so dramatic on the angle of the rolling.
Note: Have the toe of the sock pointing down on all of the socks.
Step 3: Add your second start at the end of the ribbing of the first sock. Continue rolling along, until all your socks are rolled up.
Tip: When I added sock #4, I just made sure to add it opposite of where I started sock three. In the picture you can see the ends of the two purple socks are opposite each other.
Step 4: When you are all finished rolling your socks, fold the ends of the socks up as neatly as possible. If you would like to, you can tape the socks off. I didn't have need to.
Step 5: Take the burp cloth you set aside and put your socks on one end. One guess what you do next. Yep, that's it! You roll it up!
Step 6: Secure your cupcake with a piece of scotch tape.
Step 7: Take about 10 or so coffee filters and put your cupcake inside. Multiple coffee filters help the filters keep their shape and look more like a cupcake wrapper.
Put a rubber band around the roll to keep the coffee filters in place. You can even out the ridges in the coffee filter by pulling and pinching.
Step 8: Cover the rubber band with ribbon. I had redone the cupcake about 3 times and taken 150 pictures by this point, but apparently I forgot a picture of this step. I just heat sealed both ends of ribbon and taped it at the back with a piece of scotch tape. I would also consider hot gluing the ribbon on too.
You are done!
One last note: After I got finished with all of the cupcakes I decided the socks were sticking up too much to my liking. So, I just took my thumb and smooshed them down a bit.
These would look adorable in a cake box or some sort of pastry box.
I hope you enjoyed this series of tutorials. I have enjoyed making them. I hope they are a big hit at the baby shower too!
In case you missed them...
part 1: Blanket Lollipops
part 2: washcloth candy rolls