Since being handed a recipe is the only way I'd be able to figure out what's in a cake, you can imagine my delight when I came across a cupcake magician more than willing to reveal her secrets. I have a laughable amount of knowledge about crafts and anything involving thread, you see, so even if I bought a handstitched felt cupcake like the one you see here and studied it for days, I still wouldn't be able to make a new one from scratch.
That's why I love that JustDessertsSweets is selling her beaded cupcake pattern ($8.50), which includes three pages of instructions, a color photo, and all the necessary pattern pieces. Hmm. Where can I find someone to make the cupcakes for me instead?