Tonight is the night I will be on TV (19.30 at YLE TV2), sadly most of you will not be able to see the programme, but I would like to share a little tutorial with you for the felt cakes me and my friends are making in the programme. They both have small kids so I thought it would be a fun little project to take home. All pictures are taken "behind the scenes" at the TV shoot by Viivi Lehtonen/YLE. The pretty felt needle book in the picture below was made by my friend Laurraine.
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What you'll need for your cake:
- basic sewing supplies
- felt (we used craft felt, but wool felt would be lovely)
- cardboard (a cereal box will do fine)
- embellishments, like buttons and lace
You can either sew the cake on your sewing machine, or by hand, if you have a lot of time!
1.Start by making the card-board circle. This will make the base for your cake and will prevent the needles to go through the bottom of the pincushion. You will need a circle with about 10 cm (4'') in diameter. Draw and cut it out.
3. You can either embellish your cake now, or when it is stitched together. I stitched on some lace cream to the side strip of my chocolate cake at this point.
4. Now stitch the top piece to the side strip. The ends will overlap generously so the side seam does not have to be sewn. Stitch the other circle to the bottom (right sides facing) leave a gap big enough for the cardboard piece (stitch about half way). Turn your cake inside out.
5. This is Tuija's pink marzipan cake. She will now start to fill it with wadding. And then close the gap by hand.
6. And the cake is ready! To eat? Päivi's cake does look tasty!