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2.13.2023

NEW sweet sweater SNOcakes!

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after i posted my gingerbread sweater cake at the end of December,
i began seeing all kinds of 'sweater cakes' online...

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this gorgeous image from Lion Brand Yarn came up in my IG feed 
and MANY others are popping up on Pinterest -
utterly gorgeous real cakes that are frosted to look like cable knit sweaters.

i was particularly drawn to the white winter-y ones and knew i could replicate the look.
since i had everything i needed to create a faux cake,
i got busy creating my own 'Sweet Sweater' version.
and since it's still decidedly winter, i thought i'd share it here on the blog...
it's too late for more Valentine's Day decor, anyway!

continue reading to see the details - plus a few surprises!

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i'll be honest... i wish i had a real sweater that looks as good as this wrapping paper.
but i don't. and a quick trip to a local small thrift shop didn't net me anything similar,
soo i just 'made do' with the lightweight white cotton sweater fabric that i had on hand.

as i did when making my gingerbread cake last month,
i wrapped a plastic coffee creamer tub with the sweater and pinned it all into place.
the soft cozy details were added with yarn and felt!
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the loopy white yarn you've been seeing a lot of lately here on the blog
serves as a fanciful and foofy 'frosting' trim on the top and bottom of the cake.
i just pin it into place.

i created a topper using a large ball of ivory cotton yarn, a small ball of nubby white yarn,
a felt snowflake ornament, and a white snowflake cookie cutter.

on the bottom of the cake,
i used a similar ivory yarn ball and a smaller white nubby yarn ball,
along with another felt snowflake ornament.

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i placed the cake on my large white platter,
and lifted that up on a white ceramic vase - surrounded by the loopy yarn wreath!
(combining pieces like this is SUCH an easy way to make a pedestal)

but that's not ALL i made...
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i still had some sweater fabric and yarn left, so i made two more cakes!

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i love this one, i really do!
i gathered the small end of the sweater arm with a rubber band then flipped it right-side out.
i folded the larger open end into a 'cuff', then filled the inside of the sleeve with polyfil stuffing - 
there's no container in there, although you could use a bowl.

a medium-sized pom pom made from nubby yarn popped on top of the 'hat' and
one of my vintage rhinestone brooches, shaped like a snowflake, are the perfect accents.

the 'hat' cake sits on a dessert-sized plate, on top of a cup,
creating another perfectly-sized pedestal for display.

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the third cake is a smaller coffee creamer container, wrapped with the sweater fabric
(in a different direction, just to add more interest to the vignette)
and then used nubby white yarn twisted together for the 'icing' trim on top & bottom.

on top of the cake, some large white pom poms surround 'Old Man Winter'
and another ball of nubby white yarn serves as his 'cap'.
(yes, i think it's perfectly acceptable to re-purpose 'Santa' mugs as 'Old Man Winter' mugs - 
especially when they are all white, like mine!)

would you make a fake sweater cake?
or how about a real cake that looks like a sweater?!

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2 comments:

  1. LOVE these Snow Cakes, Debi! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared!
    Creatively, Beth

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    1. oh goodness, thank you so much Miss Beth!!! i am honored! as soon as your post is up i'll link it to mine!

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