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Category Cake Decorating
Style Whimsical
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What was your source for this recipe? Online recipe
What is the name of the online recipe? How to make a Knitting Basket Cake

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: 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

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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.

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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.

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Well done!! This definitely looks like a cake to be proud of :D

02/13/2015 Flag

How in the world did you do the balls of yarn? Really, I have to know. Its looks absolutely fantastic. If someone gave me this cake, I'd have to preserve it some how. No way would I cut into it!

02/21/2015 Flag

Simply Amazing!!!!!

03/15/2015 Flag

Very nice indeed

03/16/2015 Flag

This looks so good I love it

03/18/2015 Flag