Thursday, October 25, 2007

Knitting Sheep Cake

Edited to add this note from my friend (and to fix the title spelling error. Geesh!)
Thanks for posting the cake on your blog. Tell the ladies I'm very grateful for all the kind comments. The cake itself was golden vanilla with a vanilla rich fudge, covered in buttercream then fondant. The yarn balls were malted balls rolled on fondant strings and the sheep, scissors and needles were made out of gum paste. Between set up, execution and clean up, it must have taken me about 10 hrs to complete it, but it was a lot of fun. My friend and the rest of her small knitting club were very surprised and love it.

A couple of weeks ago I knit a st st square out of yellow nylon twine. It was for a friend who was going to make a mold for fondant for a cake.

She went with a different idea and sent me a picture of the finished project. It's so wonderful I thought I'd share it with you.




I have no idea how long it took her to finish it, but it must be wa-a-a-ay beyond "a lot".

Check out the details:



The blanket even has hash marks to simulate stitches.



Who wouldn't love a sheep that looked like that?



The sheep even knitted a v-neck sweater.



Don't you wish your sheep could do that?

5 comments:

Alison said...

WOW!!! What a work of art!! I'm seriously coveting one for my 30th anniversary in three years.

Alison said...

(Forgot the thing would still post me as a Blogger blogger, sorry. I'm at spindyeknit.com these days.)

Shelly said...

Amazing! I immediately emailed a pic of it to my daughter who decorates cakes, dreaming of one for my b-day next week!

You did a fantastic job and I think you should send a pic of it to the "Ace of Cakes" show on food network!

Diane said...

Obviously someone has been watching Duff on the food network. That cake is really something.

Kim said...

What an amazing,gorgeous cake!!!!