Today I want to share with you this Sewing & Quilting Cake that I made to celebrate a 70th birthday.
This cake was emotional for me to make – if there’s one thing in the world that always reminds me of my MawMaw, it’s a beautiful quilt. She hand-stitched them with so much love that I can barely hold the one she gave me without tearing up.
This cake was not for her, but in my heart – it was about her. She never really saw that many of my decorated cakes, but I wanted to make her proud with this one. I wished with all of my heart that she had been alive to see it… I’m certain she would’ve loved it!
March 9 would’ve been her birthday… so I’m sharing it in honor of her. I sure do miss you MawMaw…. I’m always a little warmer sleeping under your quilt.
Okay – so let me tell you about the cake. My client ordered it for her mother who was celebrating her 70th birthday!
The tiers on this cake were 6″ and 10″. The top was chocolate cake and the bottom was butter cake. It was filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream, then decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant and Satin Ice Red fondant.
I used this Wilton Fabric Silicone Mold for all of the buttons and the blue ribbon you see hanging there. That’s a very handy little mold if you find yourself doing any sort of sewing/quilting or even baby themed cake!
I wanted to add lots of details and color for this cake… I just felt like it need to scream HAPPY!
While I wanted the quilt to be front and center, I knew the cake would be better balanced if I didn’t have it right down the middle of the cake. So I added it off to the side and back. But I absolutely made sure to take pics so I could show you! I didn’t have a plan when doing the quilt – I just randomly chose patterns and colors!
To do some of the details, I used a stitching tool, ribbon cutter, floral impression mat, small flower cutters, damask onlay, miniature circle and square cutters, and another Straight Frill Cutter for the edge.
I think of all the elements on this cake… I loved the spools of thread the most! I can’t explain why they made me smile then and still do now… more than a year later! 🙂
So that’s it… I hope you love this cake as much as I do!
Do you have any questions about this Sewing & Quilting Cake? If so, leave me a comment!
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