A Cupcake for my Girlfriend

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Project by bondogaposis posted 560 days ago 1331 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt to navigate the perils and pitfalls of Valentines Day. I hope my fabulous girlfriend likes it. I totally stole the idea from scrollergirl, here. After looking at scrollergirl’s videos I thought to myself that this would be a better lathe project than scrollsaw project. Maybe that’s just because I have a lathe but not a scrollsaw. While this was a simple project there were some challenges like putting the saw cuts around the base to simulate the indentations on a cupcake. I had to build a jig to be able to present the base to the bandsaw blade to make the vertical cuts. It is quite simple but quite a mind bender to conceive it. The related challenge was then how space the cuts equi-distant around the base. I resorted to CAD and drew a circle and divided into 24 equal parts, 15°. Then I printed it and pasted it to the top of the base then I could make each cut and know the spacing would be correct. The sprinkles were way more time consuming than you would think. I actually had to hand plane 1/16”x 1/16” cross section piece of walnut then chop them w/ a chisel and they wanted to shoot across my shop never to be seen again. I killed pretty much most of a day on this little box. We’ll see next week if it was worth it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 560 days ago

It looks like real cupcake! Sweet!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 560 days ago

That looks delicious. I wish I could get my real cupcakes to look that appetizing. I’m sure your GF will really appreciate this.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 560 days ago

Cute idea.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 560 days ago

Nice cupcake!

-- Cosmicturner

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Chris Peroni

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#5 posted 560 days ago

nice. and now I realize I have nothing ready for my girl.

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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#6 posted 560 days ago

Very nice. Did you also make the earrings? They look like wood and quite tiny. Are you going to scroll saw a tiny red heart candy for the top? It definitely looks like a real cupcake.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#7 posted 560 days ago

No those are cultured pearls earrings, I bought them. I don’t know about the red heart, I thought about trying to turn an M&M and dying it red. I took the measurements from a muffin tin to get the size right.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 560 days ago

Too fabulous for words.

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#9 posted 560 days ago

Bondo, if you don’t score major points for this, get a new GF! :D

-- Art

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#10 posted 559 days ago

Very cute & different…your GF is going to love it! (I know I would) :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#11 posted 559 days ago

She will love it – nice work. She better be careful though. If she leaves that sitting around on a table somebody’s liable to eat it. It really looks real. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 559 days ago

Lucky girl!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 557 days ago

It’s gorgeous and looks yummy! A sweet idea for Valentine’s, you’ll earn major points for that.

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#14 posted 557 days ago

If anybody tries to eat it they will find that is has very high fiber content, lol ;-).

-- Bondo Gaposis

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