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Thread: How to Make a Cake Pincushion

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    beautiful pincushion and great tut. thanks so much for sharing.
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    It is beautifful. have just challenged our guild to do pincushions for our Christmas party so going to add this one to show as an example as dont want them to make traditional pincushions

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    Thank you. Great tute.

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    Thanks for the wonderful directions and picture of the darling pincushion cake. I'm thinking that my granddaughters would love the cake as a toy for their play kitchen, but no glass plate! Any ideas of how to make the cake into a birthday cake and put the candles on it? They just love blowing out candles. Making a tube and putting a little yellow 'flame' on it would be no problem, but how to attach the candle to the cake and make it stand up is what I'm trying to figure out. Thanks.

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    I am continually surprised at the level of creativity and imagination of the (mostly) women on this board. This cake is so beautiful and makes such a statement. And the instructions are very well done...easy to follow and boy, the diagrams look very professional. I think I could "bake" one of these, following the excellent instructions. Thanks so much for posting your beautiful pincushion and sharing the directions.
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    Beautiful pincushion. You won the battle with pdf too. Thanks lots.
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    thanks very much for sharing will certainly give this a try.

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    Well Thanks again for all the kind words everyone! i was trying to make the directinos look like what you would see in a store bought pattern.

    Janis you had an interesting idea:

    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Thanks for the wonderful directions and picture of the darling pincushion cake. I'm thinking that my granddaughters would love the cake as a toy for their play kitchen, but no glass plate! Any ideas of how to make the cake into a birthday cake and put the candles on it? They just love blowing out candles. Making a tube and putting a little yellow 'flame' on it would be no problem, but how to attach the candle to the cake and make it stand up is what I'm trying to figure out. Thanks.
    That is quite a quandary! The only thing my brain could storm was to use polyfill for the filling and make the cake top with two layers. In the outermost layer, you could position grommets to insert your fake candles through. Here is a picture of grommets so you can see maybe why i thought of them. Just curious Janis... what did you decide to use to make the candles and flames?
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    Lara, thanks for the eye candy! Just what I need, another vintage thing to start collecting. Actually, I have many vintaqe plates in my home, I will have to rummage through them.

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    I saw this and fell in love with it..I was at Goodwill today and found a cut glass saucer that had a lip on it..so I got it, brought it home and glued a 4" glass candle holder to it and I have a beautiful little cake stand, so now all I need is some white satin...can't wait to get to fabric store to get some..I have made several of the dress form pincushions that are glued on to the candle holders...love them too...so guess where I'm going after church tomorrow...Hancocks here I come...LOL

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    My sister was a cake decorator for years and she made my wedding cake. This really hit home with her due to that she used to decorate cakes and now makes the most beautiful crib quilts with high quality fabric. Many thanks for sharing this picture and the pfd pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658 View Post
    I saw this and fell in love with it..I was at Goodwill today and found a cut glass saucer that had a lip on it..so I got it, brought it home and glued a 4" glass candle holder to it and I have a beautiful little cake stand, so now all I need is some white satin...can't wait to get to fabric store to get some..I have made several of the dress form pincushions that are glued on to the candle holders...love them too...so guess where I'm going after church tomorrow...Hancocks here I come...LOL
    That's so clever! Those tiny cake pedestal shapes are hard to find. I had never even thought of making one like you did and am going to give it a try! Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quaint4900 View Post
    My sister was a cake decorator for years and she made my wedding cake. This really hit home with her due to that she used to decorate cakes and now makes the most beautiful crib quilts with high quality fabric. Many thanks for sharing this picture and the pfd pattern.
    Quaint, you aren't kidding! This cake pincushion sounds like the perfect project for your sister! hope you both have fun with it!

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    Buzzingbumble, I thought that the candle could be a simple tube of fabric with a little yellow flame cut out of fabric and treated with the Joann Taylor fray stop, or at least that's who I thinks makes it. (its the kind in the gray packaging that the tube has to be heated and then shaken before using. its great stuff as it drys clear.) I was wondering if I could make a fabric rose and fasted the candle in that and then fasted it to the top. The stitching would be hidden by the petals of the flower. Do you think it might work? I really don't want to have anything that would rust or be hard in the cake, so I wouldn't put any pipe cleaner in the candle, but could stuff it tightly with fiber fill.

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    Beautiful pin cushion. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial PDF. I can't wait to try this one. A few of my friends will have special gifts this year (if I can get it right)!
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    I must try it! that is so pretty!! and how do you keep your circle a circle? mine turns out whopper jared......anyway not a circle
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    Janis, your idea for hiding the fastening area with a flower at the candle base is brilliant! And yes, it would work, but I wondered what you will use for the fastening if you don't want anything metal? Maybe those little velcro circles?

    Miss Rita - Thank you! And of course you can get it right! It's a lot easier than it looks. Your friends are going to be very impressed and thrilled with their gifts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychomomquilter View Post
    I must try it! that is so pretty!! and how do you keep your circle a circle? mine turns out whopper jared......anyway not a circle
    Your name is very funny and cracked me up! To keep it a circle, draw a pencil line to follow by tracing around your CD/CL. When you stitch, stay right in the middle of the line and stitch very very slowly...I have trouble with that too so I have to be obsessive about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    Janis, your idea for hiding the fastening area with a flower at the candle base is brilliant! And yes, it would work, but I wondered what you will use for the fastening if you don't want anything metal? Maybe those little velcro circles?

    Miss Rita - Thank you! And of course you can get it right! It's a lot easier than it looks. Your friends are going to be very impressed and thrilled with their gifts!
    I would hand sew the 'candle to the center of the flower, and then probably hand sew the flower to the top of the cake. Using Velcro to attach the flower to the top sounds great and would work for an older child that wouldn't loose the candle part. My GDs are 5, and twins 3, and things that go together still don't stay together in the same place, so the candles would need to be attached.

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    Beautiful pincushion and fantastic instructions.

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    Thank you Mary!

    Janis, that is much more practical, that's for sure. I had forgotten how much things get lost with small children. When you finish please send us a picture, because I know a lot of people will love to see what you've done!

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    That is really beautiful

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    Thank you thank you, for taking the time to do the pdf so the rest of us can make one too. Your cake is so pretty.

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    That is absolutely the most GORGEOUS pin cushion I have ever seen. It's too pretty though to stick pins in. I would make it just for looks. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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    SUCH TALENT! Thank you soo much for sharing. I want to make one VERY soon! Beautiful.

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