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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Making a Marie Antoinette Cupcake Display Doll 

Unfinished Cupcake Display Doll

The last time I had a craft fair for my Mai Sweet Shop, I really wanted to make a Marie Antoinette Display doll to house my cupcake carousel and never found the time. A while back when I was browsing through cyberspace, I saw a gorgeous old porcelain display doll and I never forgot it. I went to A.C. Moore and bought a generic plastic doll. I plucked her legs off (sorry legs). Using a Dremel I cut the pelvic area off and drilled holes along the bottom edge of the torso.

I drilled holes with a Dremel I used strong wire and pipe cleaners to make the cage There will only be cupcakes in the open cage...the bird is free Unfinished Doll This is the face the doll came with that I plan to alterpattern for satin skirt The fabric and color palette for her dress Buttons that show the dress color palette Stay tuned to see how she turns out. I think she would make an excellent table centerpiece too - maybe you can make your own! Let me know if you do!

Reader Comments (5)


Thank you so much for your visit and your kind comments. Your Marie doll project looks fantastic already, can't wait to see it finished!

~ Gabriela ~

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGabriela Delworth

I love this doll idea! It is going to be soooo amazing with your cupcakes inside! Marie Antoinette and her little cakes is awesome! I also like seeing the production,...in process shots! Can't wait to see the finished project.

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy

this is divine! i LOOOOVE THE FABRIC. LOVE

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

Hi Amarettogirl! I am so glad you like the Gossip Guide! Your 'faux cakes' are really great! I love this cupcake carosel, with the bird detail! It is so creative! I bet you could make these for weddings :o)


April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Wow Mari, this project is looking wonderful. Cant wait to see it finished.

April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTai

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