How to Make Decorations for Felt Food Cakes

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How to Make Decorations for Felt Food Cakes
Be creative when making decorations for felt cakes. (coeur image by Philippe SURMELY from

Felt cakes, pies, cookies and pastries have been catching the attention of people who enjoy crafts. Lovers of all things cute have been assembling tiny, precious, treats that are sweet to look at but not eat. These little cakes adorn kitchens, dollhouses and homes around the world and now you've decided to get in on the action. You've figured out the basics and can make a cake, but now you need to add some cute decorations.

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Things you need

  • Felt cake
  • Felt
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Pearl seed beads
  • Ribbon

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  1. 1

    Pick out felt for the cake frosting. You should choose a colour which contrasts with the cake but looks nice with it. For example, if you've made a dark brown, devil's food type cake, choose a pink frosting. If you made a white cake, you can choose pale yellow and pretend it's lemon.

  2. 2

    Place the felt cake atop the frosting felt and trace a circle around it. Remove the cake and cut out the circle from the frosting felt.

  3. 3

    Cut a wavy edge around the frosting circle. You want to make it look like frosting that has dripped or been spread around the top of the cake.

  4. 4

    Stitch the frosting to the top of your cake using a thread that matches the frosting so you can't see it.

  5. 5

    Pick a ribbon for the filling of your cake. Choose a ribbon that is the same colour as the frosting, but a darker shade. For example, you would choose a red ribbon to go with pink frosting or a bright yellow ribbon to match pale yellow frosting. You want the ribbon to remind you of a fruit filling.

  6. 6

    Measure a length of filling ribbon around the cake and cut it. Stitch the filling ribbon to the side of the cake in the middle.

  7. 7

    Stitch a couple of pearl seed beads to the top of your cake using a thread that matches the filling ribbon. The pearls are meant to be pretty sprinkles, so you should spread them about randomly but keep them within the confines of your frosting.

Tips and warnings

  • You can make up all sorts of cute decorations for felt cakes. Try to pick out crafting supplies in colours that match real pastries.

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