This adorable cupcake pincushion is a sweet treat that looks delicious and is very functional, not to mention calorie free. You’ll learn how to make some beautiful but simple “icing” roses and leaves with sweet confection colors of silk ribbon, and create a three-dimensional fan-style “icing” frill from the same ribbon to decorate the edge of the cupcake. Pleated and back-smocked cotton velveteen looks very much like the traditional paper cup and the parts of the pincushion are joined together with an invisible ladder stitch. The flowers and frill are the finishing touches. What could be sweeter for your sewing basket!