I’ve never been one to lay low around my birthday. I’m not the woman who lies about her age, cringes if anyone makes a fuss, hopes it will all pass without anyone noticing. Heck no!
I want bunting, and presents, and cards, and lots and lots of fuss! And cake. yes, lots of cake.
So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share with you all my dream cakes…
This one is soooo gorgeous. I adore all the pastel colours. Whoever Theresa is, she must be well loved to have got a cake like that, don’t you think?
Same with Rita’s cake – look at the detail that’s gone into that! Even the silver buttons and the embroidery are in icing. As someone who once made a Christmas cake Santa topping that scared young children, I can appreciate how tricky and how wonderful all this craftiness is.
This one made me grin – the bright colours and the seemingly haphazard way the items are placed on the cake to me sum up a good sewing room – organised chaos. And just look at that pincushion – how cute is that?
But the ultimate cake for a seamstress has to be one like this! That’s seriously brilliant. The only problem is, I couldn’t imagine cutting into it! I might just have a wee nibble of the bobbin and maybe sneak off with the pincushion and leave it at that…
I think this is one of my total favourites, and I know quilters would just love to get a cake like this. You should go see what the other side of the cake looks like – it’s quite something to see inside the sewing basket too! What I love about this one is that it’s so easy to adapt – each square can show something significant – ooh, the possibilities are endless. I may just attempt one of these some time, sewing permitting.
And since I included a cake for the quilters, I thought I’d best include the crocheters too, cos they’re a feisty bunch and I don’t want to be on the end of an irate hook! With this cake, it’s the cup of tea and the doily that top it off for me – it says lazy afternoons crafting and just makes me feel happy.
I am thinking you are all inspired to go make something tremendous right now, and all I can say to you is Scary Santa. But I don’t want you leaving all downcast at your limited icing skills, holy moly no I don’t! So I found these, too – nice and easy and just as crafty.
Enjoy. And don’t forget to have a wee piece of cake for me on Wednesday – hip hip! Hurray! Birthdays are so much fun!
Chief crafty lass at mooandflo
References:http://www.thesugarsyndicate.com/portfolio.htm http://cakesbyrosaleeandangelo.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/sewing-cake/ http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk180/Chippy1968/?action=view¤t=Theresas80thBirthdayCake005.jpg&newest=1 http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1654801/70th-birthday-cake-sewing-basket-with-patchwork-quilt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12966/edible-sewing-machines http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2073433/99th-birthday-sewing-cake