March 25, 2011

Crochet Cake

Back in October I made a knitting cake for Kim's birthday.  Another friend saw it and asked me if I could do a crochet themed cake just like the knitting cake for her mom's birthday.  The yarn on this cake was much easier because I made the base out of fondant vs. cupcake.   I used the Wilton basket weave tip #47 to do the sides of the cake to look like a basket.

The scissors & crochet hook are made out of fondant. I painted silver pearl dust on both to give the appearance of metal.  I have a "how to" tutorial here

Birthday girls name is Joy so I used a sharp object and wrote her name on the crochet hook

Frost cake with a crumb coat

Pipe a straight line with tip #47 (mine doesn't look so straight but it doesn't have to be perfect)
My frosting is soft because it contains no crisco...all butter so I have to work fast or the butter melts in my piping bag. If you use crisco your basket will pipe out better than mine.

make your cross bars and mark the spacing by placing a little bit of frosting in between

Pipe your next line

then do cross bars..and continue around until you make it all the way around the cake

Happy Birthday Joy!
..looking foward to celebrating her brithday with her & can't wait to see her face
when she see's her cake.


4 comments: said...

Wow. Just incredible work. What a fantastic cake.

LittleMuggle said...

wow wonderful! Thanks you ^^ said...

Thanks! it was a fun cake.. going to try yarn cupcakes today to go with this cake

Delighful Sweet Treats said...

Very creative. The yarn looks great :)

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