If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Stitched a Cake: How to Make Felt Foodcomments (13) December 17th, 2008
Shhhh, don't tell my friends Gavin and Lily, but they're getting a play kitchen from Santa this year. Nice, huh? Sadly, play kitchens, just like real kitchens, don't come with food. That's where I come in! I'm making them all sorts of fabulous felt food, which is great because felt is as cheap as it is fun. Got little foodies on your list? Start with this cake and then use the same techniques to make cookies, cupcakes, eggs, sandwiches, and more. Your pantry is only limited to your imagination!
To make this cake, you'll need:
- Felt (I used the 9-inch by 12-inch sheets you can find for 25 cents at your local fabric or craft store. The body of the cake takes three sheets of felt.)
- Embroidery floss
- Sew-on snaps
- Fabric paint
- Needle and thread
First, decide on the color of your cake. I used light brown because I love a chocolate cake! Take one sheet of the felt and cut two 4-inch by 12-inch strips. Overlap the two strips at the 4-inch side and bind them together using a blanket stitch. This will be used as the side of the cake.
After you've drawn your circles on the felt, cut them out and decide where you want to put the snaps for your decorations.
Now comes the fun part . . . the decorating!
Cut several 1-inch by 12-inch strips of felt for the edges of your cake. A 7-inch cake like the one I made takes about five strips for both the top and bottom.
The flowers are made by wrapping petal-shaped pieces of felt around each other. A bit of glue and a few stitches hold them together until the snaps are attached. I did a basic "Happy Birthday" and "Merry Christmas" but you can make decorations for any holiday and any occasion. Let your creativity run wild!
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