Sunday, July 11, 2010

Warm-Fuzzy "Cake"

The Farewell party was coming up quickly! Time was running out to whip up the perfect going-away/house-warming gift...  My dear friend's family is moving from Indianapolis to Minneapolis.  They will definitely enjoy the moderate temps and low humidity during the summer, but you gotta pay for the lovely weather sometime & that time is winter - OUCH!  They need to start channeling Nanook of the North and thicken that blood cuz Old Man Winter comes early and stays late!! 

I've been seeing the cloth diaper baby 'cakes' in stores and on blogs.  So, I decided I would make them a Minnesota Warm-Fuzzy Cake.  Leave it to me to work with fleece on the hottest week of the year *blistering*!!  I practically had to get naked just to touch the stuff!!  *TMI.sorry*  For some crazy reason I can't stop using the sewing machine.  Sheesh!  I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame!!  ZAP!  sizzle, sizzle

I made each family member an Indianapolis Colts scarf to wear proudly when the Colts go to the Super Bowl again : )  The girls got flowers or ruffles on their scarves to feminize it and those 2 became the top layer of my cake.

The boys got fringe and their scarves became the bottom layer.

For the cake plate I went to Goodwill and found a faux marbled candlestick and a charger - $3 for both & cheaper than a gift bag.

I inverted the candlestick so the hole on the bottom is covered, and used E6000 epoxy to bond it to the charger.

A quick spray job and Voila! (I used appliance white Rustoleum epoxy because I already had it and also so I wouldn't have to seal it. Now it's washable and moisture resistant - I still wouldn't serve food directly on it though)

I draped tulle around the cake that they can use as mosquito netting if necessary haha!

I glued paperclips to skewers with a quick spray for picture holders.

I added some pictures on the top to remind them of their time here. *I even did a stalker drive-by and snapped a picture of their house*

Goodness!  I think it looks almost good enough to eat : P

 Now if only I could get a monster snow blower on top of there!!!


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Kaysi said...

Super cute!!! I love it!

Jami said...

That is super precious...what lucky friends! I'm your newest follower!

Katie said...

What a cute and creative gift! I am over from Tater Tots and Jello. :)

Valerie said...

What a great idea! I love it.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

What a perfect and personalized gift. Love it!! Great idea :)

Kimberlee said...

That is very cute! Visiting from motivate me monday.


Craft Envy said...

Very cute adaptation of the diaper cake! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Eileen said...

I love this. You made scarves for them and formed them into a cake! OMG This is so adorable!!
Can I link this post to my fabric blog?

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Oh how cute!! :) Love your cake stand too! You did a wonderful job!!

Karen Mortensen said...

That is just way too cute.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

OMG! Love it!!! And I think it is better than a diaper cake!! Great job!!

Ott, A. said...

You are very crafty and cleaver!! Here's hoping the colts have another great season. Oh, and I got my picture taken last week with Dallas Clark. I'm thinking about blogging about it. He was nice and all I could say was "I'm so excited to meet you." And shook his hand. Craziness.... I KNOW!!! (Sorry had to share.)

greenbean said...

too too cute! it!...

Jen @ said...

That is seriously darling! I love it. What a cute idea!


★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thats pretty cute! Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

LOVE IT! What a great idea! Super clever of your love the addition of the flowers.

Jami said...

Hi Emily!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice words about the flags! I think I'm going to work on a wreath next!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is so clever and cute!!! How on earth did you think of it? Amazing! I am here in New Orleans...You can imagine that after the Saints game the people sure would have loved one of these with Saints on it...
You are such an inspiration...totally adorable!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Emily,
Thanks so much for coming to my blog! That was so sweet of you...
Sending hugs your way,

Bette said...

What an awesome idea!!

Theresa said...

You are so talented and they are so blessed to have such a great friend.

Misty said...

What a fun idea!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Jenglamgirl said...

SO ADORABLE... love it all, way to go! Jenn

Anonymous said...

THAT IS SO COOL!!! I must admit that it took a few seconds for me to realize that it wasn't a real cake. Well done! Thank you for sharing this at the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Becky@whatslifewithoutwhimsy said...

what a wonderful gift! of course it wouldn't look so pretty with MY favorite NFL team... brown and orange...attractive, it WOULD look good with my college team but i have yet to find buckeyes fleece. Im here from someday crafts and your newest follower!

Helena said...

AWESOME. This is such a great idea, and I bet they will love it. I can't think of a more perfect gift for someone moving to Minnesota!

Ott, A. said...

I just gave you a shout out on my blog for giving me an award. Stop by to check it out.

Kirsty said...

You did a wonderful job with the cake stand! And the whole thing looks great! :D

Tanyia said...

I am stopping by from the Somewhat Simple link party.

I totally LOVE this! :)

Anonymous said...

How cute and creative! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday @PonyTails&FishScales!

Andrea said...

What a fun idea!!

I'm starting a new sew along, come check it out at!

Lisa said...

OMG, so cute! I know a lot of people Indianapolis from DH's family who would LOVE that! What a great idea!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Emily,
Thank you SO much!!!! I saw a blue picture today of a fellow blogger in Denmark...I thought she should put it in the Blue Monday challenge, but I couldn't find it anywhere...thanks a million!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is such a great gift idea! Perfect for a housewarming or so many things. Thanks so much for linking up at my place!

Lindalou said...

What a great idea and a great gift. I just love it and what a Colts scarf too!

(I live in Michigan and the only way to survive football season is to adopt another NFL team and I've adopted the Colts.)

I have family in Minneapolis and it is a great place to live and visit. I think they will really like their new home. Plus the Vik's are fun to follow as well.

Anonymous said...

That is amazing - a felt cake and it looks fabulous. I know the family appreciated it. Good for you.


Julie said...

This is just beautiful! I just love it! What a perfect way to say good bye and give them something to remember you every cold day! I love the cake and the pictures... it turned out amazing. Thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday! It's super stinkin cute!

Kindra said...

What a wonderful gift you made! I love your idea of making the note holders out of skewers and paperclips. Looks FAB!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

These are the cutiest ever!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good day!

Room to Inspire said...

This is really an adorable gift idea! And great execution! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.


Hi! said...

OMG! I love this idea! I'm thinking an easy gift to give men! Maybe use a one of those snuggle wraps as the bottom part with a football team on it? Sounds good to me. And men love cake to!! LOL! I featured this on my blog:
Thanks so much! What a great idea!!