Monthly Archives: October 2011

Jump Ropes & Hula Hoops

October 2012: This year, the obsession was hula hooping and jump roping. It took a while, but I decided to make one girl per cupcake, and have all of them doing tricks with their hula hoops and jump ropesРsometimes interacting together.
This girl is the one leaping in the air while two other girls spin the rope around her.
Assembling all the girls and their ropes the day of the party.
Not sure why I decided that this girl would be sitting down while holding on to one end of a jumprope.
One of my hula hoopers. I put toothpicks in each fondant arm in order to support the hoops.
Another jump rope holder
This girl would be in mid-air while doing a rope cross.
fondant cupcake
My redhead now on her cupcake and holding her end of the rope.
fondant cupcake
I made the hula hoops months in advance to ensure they would be dried out enough to stay put while hanging on the girls’ arms or around their waists.
fondant cupcake
This hula hoop matched one my daughter had at the time.
fondant cupcake
I dipped the string in fabric stiffener to make the jump ropes airborne.
fondant cupcakes
All of the fondant characters in action
fondant cupcake
Double armed fondant hula-hooper