Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hat Box Cake Project

Some time last week, I believe, I found a crafty blog with all kinds of tutorials.  I printed a bunch out and ended up attempting the hat box cake tutorial with felt frosting and all sorts of decorations

It turned out so pretty I thought I'd share...

 
Chocolate cake with strawberry filling!  (I painted the box instead of covering it with felt and, since I lack ribbon, used fabric.)


 
Chocolate felt frosting


 
Icing detail...


You can see the cake in the frosting...


 
Strawberry felt frosting with decorations - ribbon icing, homemade strawberries, candles (velcro instead of magnets), and store-bought flowers and butterflies


Decorating


and the cake's a nice container to hold all the decor!

I've been kinda hesitant at handing it over, feeling it'll never be as nice again...her tearing off the velcro decorations wasn't easy to watch, but did help me realize I really needed to work on securing those velcro dots.  Yeah for hot glue!

5 comments:

THE Princess Bombshell* said...

That's really cute. Good job, mom! All my kids would LOVE THAT!

Gombojav Tribe said...

That's adorable!!!!

btw, at first I thought you had made a cake that looked like a hat box and I was totally in awe of how smooth you got your frosting.

Yes, I'm a goober.

dl.blogspot said...

These boxes are amazing!!

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

You did a great job!!

I had to go back and hot glue again on some of those dots, too--I used high melt to make the felt melt a tiny bit and now nothing will come off. I was also scared to turn the cake over to my children--I wanted to play with it! LOL!

Mrs. and Mama K said...

LOL Daja! it's an idea... ;)