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Surprise Knitting Birthday Cake (936)

A few months ago, a family came to me to create a cake for their mother’s surprise 60th birthday party.   I soon found out that the birthday girl has a love for knitting….  The obvious cake choice seemed to be a basket of yarn!  The cake was covered with weaved rolled fondant to create the basket.  The balls of yarn are rice krispy treats wrapped in fondant ‘yarn’ created with the clay gun.  Finishing details include sugar knitting needles, tortoise shell glasses, scissors, and a scarf in progress.  Who says cashmere is better than fondant?!

Inside the basket is red velvet with vanilla buttercream and chocolate cake with oreos and peanut butter filling.

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mothers day yarn balls and glasses

Update: Kathryn from Australia Entertains featured this cake on her blog and gave me a great idea for what to get my mother for next years mother’s day. :)

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  1. OMG! It is absolutley amazing!!

  2. Ferwa says:

    haha, wow love it, especially the glasses! – so real!

  3. Rehana says:

    woooow wow wow, u never ever sieze to amaze, well done :)

  4. Harriett says:

    This cake is so awesome!!! I am an avid crocheter and that is something I would love to have at a Yarn Tasting Party. I really abosolutely love this. It is so detailed and percise. The knitting needles are authentic and the yarn is so colorful. Very well executed. :)

    1. Anne says:

      Thanks Harriett – I had a feeling you would like this one based on reading your blogger profile :)

  5. Sarah D. says:

    Amazing! One of your best cakes ever! It looks so real!

  6. jessie says:

    Wow, this is an awesome cake! The details are beautiful, and the yarn and knitting are very authentic!

  7. Christina says:

    Are you kidding me?! That is too amazing! I want that as my next birthday cake!!!

  8. This is a piece of art, really! I love it!

  9. Sharon says:

    That is just amazing.
    You must have fantastic patience to even do the basket weave.

  10. Krista says:

    wow! I love it! The detail in your work is incredible!

  11. Karen says:

    Tapping my needles together…….bravo! Amazing cake. I want one for my knitting pal’s birthday and another one for mine. Thanks for sharing your awesome work.

  12. KnittySue says:

    This is when I wish I could figure out fondant. I always have a problem with my artheritic hands kneeding it. I’ve got to keep practicing. LOVE this ROCKS.

  13. faba (nickname) says:

    That is SOOO COOL!! One of my hobbies is knitting. I wish you guys delivered to Florida lol!

  14. Brenda says:

    I had to post the picture to my knitting friends over at Ravelry (think myspace for knitters) Don’t be surprised if someone from your area requests another one. I made sure to link to your website for easy access.

    That cake is Awesome!!

    1. Anne says:

      Brenda – thanks so much for the link. I’ve created an account on Ravelry – looks really fun and interesting…

  15. Susie says:

    Oh my gosh….I’ve been crocheting for years and Knit…a little, this cake is perfect! I’m sure the birthday lady was very happy when she saw this cake! I would be overwhelmed! I love the glasses, they’re just too cute and the perfect touch!

  16. lyndsay says:

    WOH!! this cake is INSANE!!! crazy crazy awesome. love the idea of the rice krispy treat covered knitting wool balls!!

  17. Marie Antoinette says:

    Great cake. I’ll bet they really scarfed it up! ;)

  18. Amanda says:

    WOW!!! That’s AWESOME!!! I can’t believe it’s a cake!!! I LOVE those glasses! I just love this cake!! You do amazing work!!!

  19. Sarah says:

    This is such a great cake! The birthday girl must have been thrilled – I know I would have been. Lovely work.

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