This Yarn and Knitting Needles Cake was for my mom who knits baby photo props for fun and happens to make money doing it!
I meant to make it round, but I didn’t have a soccer ball cake pan, so I baked two halves in a round glass Pyrex bowl. That didn’t work out so well, because the weight of the cake made the bottom layer spread out, so we ended up with what looked like half of a ball of yarn. We used a real ball of yarn as reference for how the strings are wound around.
The needles are chopsticks with gum paste wrapped around. The sign is also gum paste. You can’t see it in the picture, but I put my mom’s age on top of the needles as if it were the needle size that is normally engraved in the ends of the needles.