Coolest Knitting Cake

The basket is cake covered with fondant; weave is done with a texture mat. The rim is twisted ropes of fondant. I started with fondant dyed a pale yellow then used brown gel food color with vodka to paint basket. Yarn balls are oversize red velvet cupcakes wrapped in colored fondant then wound with strands of fondant pressed through a clay gun and adhered to the “ball”.

The knitting needles and pencil are gumpaste. This homemade knitting cake was made for a lovely grandmother celebrating her 95th birthday. She loves to do word-search puzzles so I created an edible word-search card from her grandchildren.