Quilled Iced Bun Box for a Collection of Quilled Cupcakes

Before the arrival of cupcakes, we used to make iced buns, which are very similar, but have a smooth topping of icing and a decoration.  I was inspired to quill lots and turn each one into a little box so that it could be used to present a little gift.

Quilled Cup Cakes

Each of these Iced Buns is a little quilled box

Pam McEwan from New Zealand has prompted me to do what I have intended for a long time – explain how they were made.

Iced Bun Box 1

Use 5mm wide white strips to make a Solid Coil, 375mm in diameter.  Coat it with PVA glue.

Iced Bun Box 2

Cut a strip of light weight white paper, 20cm long and 25mm wide.  Zig-zag it along its length,  Each zig (or zag) should be no more than 5mm wide.

Iced Bun Box 3

Put glue around the edge of the Solid Coil, wait for it to go tacky and then press the edge of the zig-zagged strip onto it.  When completely dry, fan out the zig-zags.

Iced Bun Box 4

To make the box sides, make a 375mm diameter Ring Coil from two 25mm wide strips.  Use this ring as a dowel to make another Ring Coil similarly, which will slip over the first one.  Use 10mm wide strips.

Iced Bun Box 5

To make the lid, use 3mm wide brown strips to make a Ring Coil.  Start the coil at 4cm and continue until the Ring Coil is 6cm in diameter.  Push it into a ‘dome’ shape and coat the underneath with PVA glue.

Iced Bun Box 6

Use 3mm wide white strips to make a Solid Coil 45mm in diameter.  Press it into a shallow Cup shape and coat over the top surface with PVA.  Glue the bun and its icing together.

Iced Bun Box 7

Glue the smaller, deeper Ring Coil inside the paper bun case to make the sides of the box.  Glue the larger, narrower Ring Coil to the inside of the iced bun lid.

Iced Bun Box 8

Choose your decoration for the top and glue in position.  The easiest decoration is a half cherry, which is simply a red Cup Coil made from about five 2mm wide strips.



About Jane Jenkins Quilling

My interests are: Quilling - the art of manipulating paper strips to create pictures, greetings cards, free standing characters, floral displays, etc. Also Calligraphy - the art of fine writing. Decorative Painting/Folk Art - brush stroke work to decorate wooden and metal objects and paint on canvas.
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2 Responses to Quilled Iced Bun Box for a Collection of Quilled Cupcakes

  1. sathyakala says:

    Wow….Lovely set….Thanks for sharing techniques generously 🙂

  2. That’s really impressive. Ive done similar work myself! It’s great to be able to learn new things in quilling & to apply them yourself!


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