Saturday, January 14, 2012

Let Them Eat Cake!

You know she didn't really say that right?

Ok, so Craftster Extraordinaire (C.E.) and I are happy to be surrounded by neighbors who love to party, eat good food and drink. Now, C.E. enjoys dabbling in cake decorating now and again, which is lucky for me since she did Miss M's birthday cake (I'll be posting that soon). Recently one of our lovely neighbors had a birthday and her husband (smart man that I'm sure he is) thought to ask C.E. if she would do a cake for his wife. Of course C.E. agreed!

The trouble was, what kind of decorations was she going to do? C.E. is unique and full of ideas, so a simple border and a "Happy Birthday" wasn't going to cut it. She looked through her Wilton book and was dismayed by all the "old lady flowers", as she called them. Our neighbor is a trendy young woman and old lady flowers just weren't going to cut it.

Finally, in a fit of fantastic craftness she began looking through her scrap fabric collection (it's vast), and came upon a fun pattern that she loved; this became her model for the cake.

Isn't it lovely?

I was so excited to see this cake come to life! I watched C.E. do the whole thing and insisted on taking pictures of the process to blog about. I tried to repay her in witty conversation, however Misfits was on and I got distracted quite often. 

So here it is. Eva's Cake: A Journey.

C.E. says having a pot of hot water on the stove to dip icing tools into is the way to go!

Aren't the colors perfect?

They're hard to see but C.E. used a toothpick to trace on the pattern she wanted, using the fabric as her inspiration.

Almost there!

Sometimes things don't work out the way you like, use a paper towel to dab at any mistakes or runny icing.

The black really brought it together!

 The little balls around the edge of the cake are my favorite part!

Look how well the cake matches the fabric! Beautiful!
For the finishing touch C.E. wrapped a simple ribbon around the cake plate. 

Wasn't that lovely? I hope you enjoyed watching this cake come to life as much as I did! It took a few hours but was well worth her effort. Our neighbor loved her cake! Check out C.E.'s new Facebook page here, she'll be opening her Etsy shop soon, and if you are in the Honolulu area maybe she'll do a cake for you too, if you ask nicely ;) 


  1. That cake is BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely love it :)

  2. Isn't it wonderful! I never would have thought to base a cake design off of fabric. So simple!


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