Felt Birthday Cake for SherriSaturday, March 04, 2006
Today is really special - it's Sherri's birthday!
I was trying to think of what she might like (got Robin's input, too), and I was thinking, well - you know, everybody likes to have a birthday cake that's just a little different. I decided to try to do something really special and make a birthday cake out of felt to commemorate Sherri's special day!
1 yard pink felt (there will be some left over)
3 sheets 8-1/2"x11" white felt
2/ea embroidery floss in white, pink, and hot pink
rotary cutter and self-healing mat
ruler or clear measurement guide
To make this particular birthday cake, there are six main pieces to cut out. Two are the top and bottom round pieces, one is the long side that wraps around the cake, giving it height; one is the part that has the name hand-stitched; and the other is a decorative circle to set-off the embroidered name piece. The last is the felt that's used to make the decorative 'icing'.
I cut out all my shapes first - I took a supper plate and cut out two circles from pink felt to make the top and bottom round of the cake. Then I cut out the side of the cake (this wound up being about 1/3 the height of what you see here), and took a bread plate (to use to cut around as the 2nd biggest circle) and a cereal bowl (to use to cut around as the smallest circle - the one that's embroidered on).