I'm a little late to the cupcake craze, in part because I'm not a huge cake fan. But I started making cupcakes for my students on the last day of class, and now that I've done it twice, it's a tradition! Last weekend I went to a wedding shower for Stephanie, who is marrying my husband's friend Jerry this August. She had registered for a cupcake carrier, so I decided to make a dishcloth and dishtowel to go with it. The cupcake dishcloth pattern is from Heather's Craft Room here. And the cupcake embroidery pattern is from Sublime Stitching.
The cupcake carrier, from Crate and Barrel, was so cool that I bought one for myself too! It includes a nonstick pan for baking 12 cupcakes, and then the top "shelf" is plastic, so you need another pan for the other 12. It's nice and light and was only $22 (in the store; it's $25 online). This might be my new favorite wedding gift. I love to give something handmade, but also practical. Those are the cupcakes I took to my last day of class on Wednesday. Woo-hoo!