Ruffly Pillow CAKE


I hope your weekend is off to a perfect start!  I am unbelievably busy right now; all good stuff, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time for blogging.  I did get the make-a-doll pattern pieces scanned in, so hopefully I can put that together for you this week, along with showing off my final Halloween decorations.  Today, I wanted to share the post I did for Laura’s Sew Yummy series over at Craftstorming a few weeks back.  Check out the full roundup of baking and sewing posts, here.

Hi there!  I’m Stef and I blog at girl. Inspired.  I was so excited when Laura told me about her plans to host the Sew Yummy series.  Sewing and Baking – two of my favorite things to play!!  I really racked my brain to come up with a baking project that was “sew inspired;” it was so much harder to come up with something than I thought it would be – I settled on replicating a sweet version of my latest sewing obsession – pretty pillows!  

Creating this little glass slipper pillow was a cinch.  
I sliced the puffed tops off of two cake layers and slapped the flat sides together.  Then, I cut the cake into a square and round down the edges around the perimeter.  I frosted a crumb coating with yummy pink buttercream and popped it in the freezer to harden.  
Then, I frosted the cake as smooth as I could with more buttercream and added a ruffled edge around the rim, just like a ruffle in the seam of a pillow.  I piped a dashed line in a quilt-like pattern across the top to look like stitching, but I’m not sure that my hand was steady enough for supreme results.  Haha! I plopped a little decorative shoe on top to complete the look.  Isn’t that fun?  
Thank you so much for letting me participate in your fun series, Laura.  I hope you’ll come visit me over at girl. Inspired. – plenty more pink pillows and ruffly frosting over there these days! 

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