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Surprise Knitting Birthday Cake (936)

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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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