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!