Decorative Styrofoam Cupcake

Looking for a decoration to take the cake? Or maybe just to take the place of the cake? How about some fun fake food for your child’s bakery? Or maybe you want to add a little whimsy to your china cabinet? This little styrofoam and felt cupcake is easy to make, takes just a few minutes, and can be customized to whatever colors fits your need!

styrofoam decorative cupcake

The instructions for this craft, as well as the supplies to make it, were given to me by the lovely folks at FloraCraft. They shared this with me when I went to the SNAP conference, and I wanted to share it with all of you because I thought it was just too cute!

felt tucked cupcake tools To make your styrofoam cupcake, you’ll need:
Styrofoam Ball
Sheet of craft felt
Cupcake liner
Decorative cupcake wrapper
styrofoam tuck tool
pearl head pins (optional)



Cut circles out of your craft felt. My circles were about 2″ around. You’ll need 8-12 of them. Smoosh (technical term here) your styrofoam ball onto a hard surface (like a table) to make a flat edge. This will become the bottom.

use stylus into styrofoam
Using the styrofoam tuck tool, attatch the felt circles to the top of the cupcake. You’ll want to use the ball end of the tool. Place it in the center of the felt, then push into the styrofoam. Pull out the tuck tool, leaving the felt behind. Repeat all over the top and top sides of the styrofoam ball.

Glue the ball into the cupcake liner, then wrap with the decorative cupcake wrapper.

styrofoam cupcake

Push in the pearl head pins at random to make “sprinkles”

use pins for sprinkles

Now find something to go celebrate!

fun fake food styrofoam cupcake

… and if you want some more Styrofoam craft fun, check out Crafty Hangouts this week! All week long we’re sharing live videos of styrofoam wreath crafts!


  1. I love these Ruffled Felt Cupcakes — so much fun (and easy, too). Thank you for the tutorial, Carolina.

  2. C Monthomery says

    I would not recommend using the pearl headed pins for this if it is to be used by children to play with. It won’t take them long to figure out they can be removed and pose a safety issue.

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