Sunday, May 15, 2011

No-Calorie Birthday Cake

My birthday is coming up so I decided to make a no-calorie birthday cake.

Of course the cake is made of fabric and bits of lace so besides being no-calorie it also has no-taste.

My self-challenge was to use only thrifted items but it still needed to look like a piece of cake. The "icing" is made from satin ribbon and trim so it appears smooth and creamy. The "white cake" is lace so it has a porous cake texture. The "filling" is pink trim so it appears more dense.
This was a fun, simple project using all thrifted items including tatted, handmade lace. I plan to use this as a pin cushion.

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  1. That is wonderful. You did a great job with your cake making.
    That is the kind of cake I need to have in my house. I am a cake lover

  2. OK. I'm not really into crafts but this "cake" is one of the coolest things EVER!

  3. Thank you for sharing. You are just giving me this GREAT TREAT. :=-)

    Come link it up with us. We have a number of themed craft/diy linky parties. I hope you choose the Mothers Day-theme party so that I can feature your idea for mothers day next year... ;-)

    Find the parties here:

    Have a lovely creative day!

  4. You are so talented! This is very pretty - I love all the details you put into it. Saw this over at Marvelously Messy!

  5. complete and total sweetness. TFS

    embellishments by tina

  6. the cake is absoute great! love the pink and the laces very much! warm wishes and a creative week! di

  7. You fooled me. I was ready to have a big slice with a cup of coffee.

  8. So cute! Happy Rednesday. Mine is up.

    Mine is here

  9. what a great idea! man that looks yummy, the best and least dangerous cake to have around!

  10. What a fun project! I was drooling and then realized what it really it!

  11. This is beautiful! What a fun project. Thanks so much for linking to my Share the Love Link Party!

  12. It DOES look good enough to eat (at first glance)!


    Did someone mention scarlet
    Or was it red I heard?
    Perhaps it was a varlet
    Or a vermilion bird
    That shouted out the color
    That’s dearest to my heart.
    (It makes me feel much duller
    If red is not a part.)

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Rusty Red Reflection

  13. How creative is that??? I love all of the pretty lace and trims.
    Thanks for linking to Treasure Hunt Thursday.

  14. I love this! A large slice and a cup of tea please! :-)

  15. This is awesome! I made some fabric faux cakes a while back too. Yours turned out great!

  16. That's really cute. I love the trim for frosting between the layers along with the scalloped trim along the top edge. Amazing how good you can make something with thrifted items. Thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekend!

  17. How super cute! Your little no calorie cake is darling! So creative and wonderful that you were able to use thrifted items as well. Thank you for linking up to FNF this week and sharing this! :)

  18. Browsing the internet, and found you, LOVE this beautiful cake :) really cool idea

  19. This is one of the prettiest faux food crafts I've ever seen! I so need a sewing machine! I miss being able to just whip something like this up! It's been so long since I last used one, I hope I still know what to do! Found you linked up to My Romantic Home's Show & Tell Friday!
    Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  20. It's so beautiful!

  21. Wow, this is so pretty! I love how elegant it looks. It almost looks realistic, too, because of the thought you put into each layer. I'm glad you can use it as a pin cushion cuz it would be too pretty to put out of sight.

    Happy b-day, by the way.

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Sunburnt Cow. I featured you over at All Thumbs Crafts.



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