This pattern has been requested by a few people, so here it is finally. It may seem a little long and difficult at first, but overall it is pretty simple. It is just a little time consuming, but the results are well worth it. I hope you guys enjoy!  
For this pattern I used 100% cotton Lily Sugar'n Cream Yarn in White 00001, Hot Blue 01742, Hot Pink 01740, and Scented ( I didn't have an ideal unscented purple available in my store) Lavender 24311. Since these yarns are 100% cotton, they are safe for actual use as potholders or hotpads and will not melt.

Gauge: G/6 4.25mm hook.  

Bobble: Yarn over, insert hook into the space, yarn over again (3 loops on hook like a dc), yarn over and only pull through two loops, leaving two on the hook. Repeat that 4 times until there are five loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all five.

I will separate this pattern into the different parts of the cupcake, at the end everything will be sewn together. The cupcake is worked from the bottom up, pay special attention to the order of the rows, since there is front and back post stitches as well as bobble stitches, it is important to stay on the correct side of your work or it will not look right. Make two of everything for a set. 
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Front of Cupcake:
Bottom of Cupcake: Start in pink

Foundation Chain: ch 21
Row 1: skip first 2 ch sp, dc in each remaining ch sp across, ch 2, turn
Row 2: dc in next 3 sp (do not skip first dc sp) *fpdc, dc in next 3 sp*, repeat * 4x across, dc in turn ch, ch 2, turn
Row 3: dc in next 4 sp (do not skip first dc sp) *bpdc, dc in next 3 sp*, repeat * 4x across, dc in turn ch, ch 2, turn
Row 4: dc in next 4 sp (do not skip first dc sp) *fpdc, dc in next 3 sp*, repeat * 4x across, dc in turn ch, ch 2,  turn
Row 5: dc in next 5 sp (do not skip first dc sp) *bpdc, dc in next 3 sp*, repeat * 4x across, dc in turn ch, ch 2, turn 
Row 6: dc in next 5 sp (do not skip first dc sp) *fpdc, dc in next 3 sp*, repeat * 4x across, dc in turn ch, ch 2, turn
Row 7: dc in next 6 sp (do not skip first dc sp)* bpdc, dc in next 3 sp*, repeat * 4x across, dc in turn ch, ch 2, turn

Top of Cupcake: Switch to White, do not tie off, continue from bottom
 Row 8: ch 1, sc across (this should be on the front of your work, where your post stitches are popping out), sc in turn ch, ch 2, turn
Row 9: *Bobble (do not skip first sc space in this row or any of the following rows of Bobbles), ch 1, skip next sc sp* repeat across, Bobble in last sc sp (14 Bobbles total), ch 1, turn
Row 10: skip first 2 sp, sc across (24 sc), ch 2, turn
Row11:*Bobble, ch 1, skip next sc sp* repeat * across (12 Bobbles total)
Row 12: Same as Row 10 (20 sc)
Row 13: Same as Row 11 (10 Bobbles total)
Row 14: Same as Row 10 (16 sc)
Row 15: Same as Row 11 (8 Bobbles total)

Tie off. For sprinkles on the cupcake, just randomly pull different colors of yarn through and tie off in the back. This can be done however and in whatever order you like. 

Bow: Start in Blue
Foundation Chain:ch 17
Rows 1-3: dc across ending with dc in turn ch, ch 2, turn
Finishing: sc around all four sides and tie off
Middle of Bow: Start in Purple
Foundation Chain:ch 20
Row 1: skip first 2 ch spaces and dc across, tie off.
Weave in Edges, shape bow and wrap the middle part around. Secure with pins and sew together.

Hanging Loop: Start in Pink
Foundation Chain: ch 20
Row 1: skip first 2 ch spaces and dc across, tie off and weave in edges.  

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Back of Cupcake:
Start in Purple
Foundation Chain: ch 21
Row 1: skip first ch sp and sc in each stitch across (20 sc), ch 1, turn
Rows 2-12: inc, sc in each of the remaining sc spaces across (resulting in one more stitch added each row), ch 1, turn
Switch to White here if desired or stay with Purple
Row 13: sc across
Rows 14-26: dec, sc in each of the remaining sc spaces across (resulting in one less stitch in each row) 

Putting It All Together:
Once you have all your pieces made, gather everything up, you will also need pins, sewing needles, and thread. 
Sew the bow together as instructed earlier. After that you are going to want to sew the bow to the front of the cupcake, you can do it slanted like I did, or however you want. The next thing you want to do it fold the hanging loop in half, place it on the back side of the front of the cupcake, behind the bow. Sew it there. After that, match up the back of the cupcake to the front and pin it in place, then sew it together. Now you are all done!

I would suggest hand washing and/or spot cleaning these potholders, they might not stand up to machine washing. Or just hang them up in your kitchen for display! 
jenny
6/19/2012 11:12:17

if ya put a zipper along the bottom, they would make a cute clutch.
thanks for sharing the cute pattern.

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7/16/2012 11:37:26

This is the cutest! It is the perfect inspiration for a blanket I've been contemplating forever.

I can't wait to make a few of these.

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7/17/2012 04:45:04

I am glad that you guys like them, and yes a clutch would be a fantastic idea. If you have any questions about the pattern just let me know! Thanks!

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bluecalamari
8/11/2012 09:51:38

Question on the back of cupcake...im stuck:-/ on row 2, do I sc back into the chain? or do I skip a chain first and then sc? Should I chain 21 and then skip? Thanks south for this pattern..it's sooo cute!!

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bluecalamari
8/11/2012 09:53:21

thanks so* much* for this pattern ;)

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8/13/2012 05:16:39

Sorry it took so long to reply, I typically don't get on the computer on weekends and I can't check my blog on my phone :(. For the back, I would actually ch 21, let me fix that. Sorry about the mistake. This is one of the first patterns I have written. So ch 21 initally, then skip the first ch and sc into the next ch sp and in each ch across equaling 20 total sc in the first row, then ch 1 and turn. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more problems!

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9/1/2013 19:47:32

I liked your blog and went ahead and created a weebly blog too!

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9/29/2013 01:56:14

this is so adorable thanks for the pattern

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