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Two friends in my craft group share a birthday. They are both avid knitters so I thought of these interesting and different design of a knitting basket. I used regular 8” rounds for the basket. The balls of yarn were actually made from a mini-Jack O’ Lantern pan because that’s what I had on hand. A small ball pan would work well.
I used buttercream icing for the whole cake. The basket is chocolate piped on in a basket-weave pattern. I covered the balls of yarn in regular buttercream using a round tip. I piped a spoke design then filled in each wedge. I set the balls on top of the cake then piped a little more icing to fill in the gaps and make it look more realistic. Finally I used wooden skewers as knitting needles.