Embroidery inspired cake! I found this great idea on Pinterest and thought it would make a great anniversary cake for my mom and step-dad. I found the design on this wonderful blog, Polka & Bloom. I enlarged the design I liked- which she calls the Spring Bird and I call 'The Love Birds'. I printed on a colored printer, and just followed the patter by looking back and forth. I loved making this for them. I went with colored cake on the inside, green, yellow and pink layered. It was as fun making it, as it was eating it on Thanksgiving night.
- I found great sprinkles in several colors at Michael's Crafts.
- And a lot of white frosting. I cheated and used store bought fluffy white frosting. I put the cake in the refrigerator for about an hour prior to decorating, to have it soft enough to have the sprinkles stick, but hard enough so it was easy to work with.
- I used tweezers (new!) to place each sprinkle on, while looking back at the large print out I did on a colored printer of the pattern. I did use the tip of the tweezers a few times to trace out a pattern to follow.
- And some love. I added some pine from outside of my house to give it a more festive look and texture.
I did not win our Thanksgiving Day contest for best dessert, but I feel like I sure did 'take the cake'.