My mother-in-law is an avid knitter so for her birthday my son suggested that I make her a Knitting Birthday Cake. I started with a two layer oval cake. I used the Wilton basket weave design for outside of the cake. I shaped two cupcakes into yarn balls and covered them with strands of colored marshmallow fondant.

For the little yellow blankie I cut a square of fondant. Then I drew vertical lines with a toothpick and added alternating diagonal lines to make it look knitted. Finally, I stuck real knitting needles into the cake.

The cake was a huge hit, she really loved it!!