How to make a Knitting Basket Cake »
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Cute, Whimsical
2 - 8 inch cakes Cake board Buttercream Sugar syrup Serrated knife Small knife Angle spatula Rolling pin Basket weave embosser, cutters or a basket weave textured rolling pin. Sugar craft gun with medium round disc 2 small paint brushes Shortening (Crisco) Clear alcohol 2 wooden knitting needles Cornstarch Brown food gel color White rolled fondant icing 3 gel food colors of your choice for the balls of yarn
What was your inspiration?
I needed to make a special cake for someone who loves to knit. The tutorial on Cake Journal was perfect inspiration and provided instruction as well.
What are you most proud of?
It's my first attempt at a knitting cake, and it's probably one of the most realistic cakes I've ever made.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't rush- allow plenty of time to get it done. I made it a few days in advance and took lots of breaks so the quality of the work wouldn't suffer. Sometimes I get so excited to see a project finished, I work too fast, and that's when the big mistakes tend to happen.