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A Birthday Cake for Nan

April 7, 2013


It’s my Nan’s birthday and I volunteered to make her birthday cake.

 After so many years of sewing, knitting and being ultra crafty I thought she would appreciate a cake with all of those things.

The cake is a white cake (I used a box mix and added extra vanilla) the cake is filled with Bavarian cream and frosted using a basic vanilla buttercream.  The decorations were made using Marshmallow fondant, Wilton food colouring and a lot of LOVE

You can find the method for making your own marshmallow fondant here.


My favorite part of this cake has to be the little spools of thread!  Patterns were created on the “fabric” by placing small  fondant cut outs on a flat piece of fondant and rolling thin using a rolling pin.  All those years of playing playdough with children has a preschool teacher is sure coming in handy 🙂  The ball of yarn is two cupcakes frosted together before being wound with ropes of grey fondant.

There was some cake leftover so I mixed it up with the leftover frosting to create cake pops for the kids that matched the theme of the cake.


I can’t wait for great Nan to get a look at her birthday cake!



5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2013 1:54 pm

    This is awesome!! I could never do anything this detailed and in such could quality!
    I’m new to wordpress and have just put up a post about a cake i made for my mum’s birthday, would you mind checking it out and giving us a like or feedback? Thankyou 🙂

  2. April 8, 2013 9:42 pm

    What an amazing looking cake!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      April 9, 2013 5:43 am

      Thank you!

  3. April 17, 2013 1:58 am

    That really is incredible. It almost a shame to have to eat it.. Well done!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      April 17, 2013 5:37 am

      Thank you so much! I really hesitated before slicing into it!!!

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