Saturday, April 05, 2008

Slice of Cake Exchange With NNC 08

This year I took part in a few exchanges with our craft group, NNC and the theme for February was Felt Cupcake Creations. My partner was the founder herself, Nikainun. And she's a talented lady at cross-stitching, bagmaking & quilting. Visit her blog, she's a big fan of Akademi Fantasia (Our local version of American idol!)! Here's the cake I made for her and the process.

The exchange must also include a favourite recipe as well. Instead of a slice of cake, which I've done before for Nik in the past I decided to make a whole entire cake!

Making the basic round base with felt and stuffings. Ignore the mess at the back. I love my mess!
I cut a treacle of icing on the sides freehand out of a row of white felt. One round piece for the top.
Blanket stitch the white icing together to the base.
My favourite technique of combining crochet into my crafts lately!

Threading a row of ribbons into lace for the border. I just tied it around the base and finish off with a bow.

Assembling the cake with all the rest of the felt goodies.

For the strawberries I used a circle of felt cut into halves. Sew the edges to form a cone and stuff with fibre.

Sew the edges together.
Cut stars from green felt for the leaves and UHU glue to finish off. I made some chocolate rolls for fun. Just roll brown felt into tubes and use some embroidery thread for the swirls.

I downloaded the recipe from Martha Stewart's website and have it relayout and laminated just for Nik. A ring holds a corner so the individual steps will fan out for easy reference.

Tied a few ribbons and tada! A miniature recipe card.

Nik ordered a couple of these cream puffs and I just included it into the exchange. These are fun to do, although I still owe her some yellow ones. (I just could'nt find any pastel yellow yarn!!)

I topped the cake with a felt lavendar flower, some strawberries and felt chocolate rolls. Yummilicious!

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Thanks Mel for taking step by step pics. So now the beautiful felt cake is demystified! :)

I like the way you laminated those recipe cards ... nice touch :)

ShannyK-L said...

Mel,
Its simply delicious your cake!! and so pretty wor! hehehehehehe...

as they say no one does it like Martha! ;)

Ciyou said...

those cakes are just so lovely~~ You partner will be so delight

kitkat said...

Gosh! This is super gorgeous, Mel. Beautiful and looks good enough to eat!!

Nora said...

yummy! Beautiful!

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Ginger said...

Wow that is so clever so happy i dropped by to see this.Cute* cute*
i'll be back thank you so much for sharing how to make them.

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