Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Let Her Eat Cake (Copycat Challenge #7)

Sharing the birthday month of January with my little Grand-daughter Ellie is going to be such fun! I just know she is going to love cake (and frosting) as much as her mom, Anne, and her Gramma love it. In fact, we just lit some candles on a very special cake with Ellie's monogram (homemade by friends of Ellie's parents). If this picture of Ellie is any indication of how happy cake will make her...

...I'd say she is going to love every bite!

When it came time to choose another project in the Blanket Statement/Blogging Challenge experiment, the "Pincushion Confection" on pages 16 and 17 was totally perfect to convert into a cake. Thank you, Vicki Haninger for yet another delicious project!

Instead of placing pins in the cake, I made five felt candles and placed velcro on the bottom of each candle. Clear dots of velcro were placed on the cake top to adhere candles to cake.

I'm looking forward to "playing" birthday with Ellie and eventually sharing this simple cake with her. And when it comes to eating REAL birthday cake, you can bet that, as her Gramma, if she wants it before a meal instead of afterwards when all vegetables and fruits have been eaten, she will get it!! But...please don't tell her Mom and Dad, okay?

(Oh, and crafting the cake was made even more delightful when my sister and I had our very first condo craft time together. She was painting alphabet letters with the letters of her Grands' names.)

4 comments:

oatley said...

I think this is my favorite copy cat challenge. Clever, very clever. I like your adorable interpretation.

The Lindahl News said...

Thanks, Sandi! My favorite one is coming up soon and it involves a famous storybook pig...

Anne said...

I hope she'll eat and love cake! You gotta love desserts! I love the cake with velcro candles that you made - how fun! It makes me want to play with it, too!

Spirit Bear said...

This cake looks good enough to eat! Maybe you will bring it to the January birthday party next year. Or we could try to make a real cake that matches it!