I have been playing around lately with knit play food. I was fortunate to find a free pattern on Maiya Knits for a simple cupcake.
Armed with some scraps of yarn, a set of #5 dpns, and some fiber filling, I was able to knit this in one evening.
I did adjust the pattern slightly. I opted to leave off the face as I was looking for something a little more realistic than cartoonish. I also did not knit the cupcake liner that was included in the pattern. I decided that it was great without and now I can knit something else.