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B-day Cake by winter-fall B-day Cake by winter-fall
Belated Happy Birthday, :iconminami63:!!! :hug:


This was inspired by *minami63's Birthday Cake.

The cake doubles as a container (see lower left picture). I filled it w/ candy because it's Halloween but you can put all sorts of others things in it.

Designed by yours truly, except for the rose topper which was adapted from M. Thomas's Rose Magnet1 pattern.



Dimensions: 6" x 4" (at widest part) x 2 2/3"


Artwork dedicated to *minami63
1 Hooked on Crochet, #18, Nov/Dec 1989.
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:iconpurpleplastic:
purplEPlastic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
that is awesome, yo!
:heart:
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:iconwinter-fall:
winter-fall Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!

:glomp:
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Anuella Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Such a wonderful idea! Crochet cakes always seem to be met with some measure of disappointment, since they can't actually be eaten, but this solves the problem entirely. I love it.
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :hug: :hug:
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UrsulaPatch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
How cute!

It's funny that your dog followed you going after the cake. When I made my cookie ornaments the dogs chased me too.
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!

Poor doggies. They're probably hoping that they'd be able to get a bite of some tasty snack. They're adorable that way, aren't they? (*winter-fall's totally loves her dog.*) I was actually sorry for him, for disappointing him w/ fake food after following me around. I just can't remember if I was able to make up to him by giving him some other tasty thing later on... ^^;
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UrsulaPatch Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
You would think the lack of a food scent would stop them. :shrug:

That's okay, if I can find the time I will really end up confusing the poor dogs. I want to make bone shaped cookie ornaments to give to our one dog’s groomer for Christmas. I’ll just have to remember to have something tasty for them on hand when I work on the ornaments.
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:lmao:

Yeah, that way they wouldn't be disappointed about it. I do hope your project is going on smoothly. I'm still trying to catch up w/ own Christmas projects. ^^;
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UrsulaPatch Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Thanks! I hope your projects are going well also. :)
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much! :glomp:

I really needed that one, my Christmas projects are piling up, fast, especially since my mom asked me to make Christmas presents for her co-workers. >__<
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erinightwind Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hah, cute. I can really appreciate the time that went into this, especially since I've started to crochet again. Though I can't get straight edges to save my life... ^^; How'd you set it up to stay closed like that?
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Err...about the straight edges...I guess I sorta cheated on that one (well, not really, but I felt as if I did ^^; err.. anyway..), the pieces were stretched a bit, so the edges end up being aligned. Plus, it's usually on these stretched parts where I sew the pieces together (so I was able to even the odd edges a bit and hide them at the same time ^^;) Hope I was able to answer your question (and able to help you). :)
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erinightwind Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
No no, straight edges stretching is fine. I'm wondering how the box stays closed without sagging or bunching. :)
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh... ahaha...sorry about that... ^^;

Each side was made so I can fold it over (producing two layers). I then cut up acetates (about the hardness of the ones used in packaging) that fits the size of each side and placed them in between these layers. The bottom bit as well as the top of cake also contains acetate in them.

(*haha, now I really feel silly about my previous answer. :lmao: Again, my apologies for that. ^^; )

Hope I was able to help this time.

:)
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erinightwind Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very much, thank you. Also, a clever idea. :nod:
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^ Thank you very much! :) I'm still planning to make a few more cakes, unfortunately, they have to have since I don't have time for them at the moment (haha, Christmas projects are piling up fast and I really do want to finish them in time. )

:)
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
What a great idea! And execution :nod:

:clap:

:wave: nini
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww: Thank you very much! I really appreciated your comment. :)
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AnnAntonina Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
great idea!
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:iconwinter-fall:
winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: Thank you! :)
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flutterbyfae Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is awesome! I mean, it'd be awesomer if it were edible, but being a hiding place for edibles is a very close second :lol:

I love how the icing on top is lacey and not just sc or dc like the rest of the cake... it gives it more of an icing texture.
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wai! :glomp:

Thank you very much! heehee, if ever you get hungry, all you have to do is open it up and voila! food!! :hungry:

It's very heart-warming to hear that the cake looks good. :aww:

Btw, how's your snowflake tutorial coming up? I have finished making 5 snowflakes from Ms. Smith's book, and boy, do I have some things to comment about. >__< I'd be posting them here just as soon as I finish my current project (a fanart for my friend which was way overdue :cries: ) I'd send a note as soon as I have posted them here?
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flutterbyfae Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe, snowflake tutorial ...right. It should be done by Christmas .....of 2011 :(

These entrelac scarves I've been making take way longer than anticipated. I finished one, am more than halfway through another, have a third to start and finish, and then there was a fourth that I decided to drop for now because I'm kind of getting tired of them ^^; Plus I should (hopefully) be starting full-time work soon, which will eat up my time faster than I'd eat this piece of cake if it weren't so high in fiber :P

I keep thinking about the tutorial, though. I'll be doing something completely unrelated and just suddenly realize I should include [this] in the tut, or I should make a note about [that]. I think a zip file of html docs would be good. ....so it's not like I'm not excited about it, lol.

Send me a note if you want, but I'll probably see it myself, too. I didn't realize I wasn't watching you so I'm off to remedy that problem now (oops).
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You'll be able to finish that tutorial, you'll see. It may not be in the near future, but still, a finished project is better than having none (then again, I may be wrong. haha... ^^; ) I'm looking forward to seeing it [oh, yeah, that reminds me. I wasn't able to use the commercial starching medium -- the one bought in liquid form? Instead, I made use of the powder starching medium, the one that needs to be cooked first -- in order to achieve a gooey consistency that's perfect for starching. I was able to save some time since I didn't have to let the snowflakes dry up -- err...I washed them first before soaking them in the starching medium. I also found out that I get the same results (meaning they're all of the same cardboard stiffness) whether I soaked the crocheted items (in the medium) for a few hours or overnight. (I still pin them up as you did w/ your snowflakes and leave them to completely dry in that position) However, I was told that the powder starching medium may not yield permanent results compared to the liquid starching medium. I think there was a possibility of losing the stiffness when it gets wet, so the only solution I can think of is spraying the properly dried snowflake w/ acrylic spray (as recommended in the other crochet book I'm reading) ]

Again, I wish you luck in your job. I hope I didn't bore you w/ that info. I got carried away. >__< Somebody ought to flash a stop sign on my face every one in a while.

Oh, thank you very much for the :+devwatch:.
:)
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flutterbyfae Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, it's fine. I just copied and pasted all that into a txt document for later reference. ;)

Somebody ought to flash a stop sign on my face every one in a while. That would be hilarious if people carried mini stop signs around to shove in people's faces when they start rambling too much. ...at least I'd think it were funny until it actually happened and I ended up looking at stop signs half the day :P
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^___^

(maybe I should start carrying my own stop sign for the benefit of the other person I'm talking to. I'd hand him/her the sign and then they can freely flash it about when I start to talk aimlessly. :lmao: )
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flutterbyfae Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You could crochet one! ..........and then starch it :lol:
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:lmao: great idea! that's definitely going to be part of my 'to-do list' for next year. :rofl:

(ahaha, I'm still up to my neck w/ my present Christmas projects :ohnoes: )
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ajazzydancer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
that's so cute. I love that you can put stuff inside it too.
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!

:glomp:
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ayellowsubmarine Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
VERY VERY Cool! Well done!
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :glomp:
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Sparrow-dream Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
That's such a good idea. The cake looks good enough to eat.
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :glomp: Apparently, my little dog thought that it was. He kept following me around while I was taking pictures of it. He probably thought that I was hiding some food from him. ^^;
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evil-yuffie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Very cool!! It really does look so much like cake, and it's great that it can be used as a container too. :giggle:
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! My little dog thought it was real and kept following me around when I was taking pictures of it. ^^ heehee.
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voodoomaggie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Is very nice, I can't decide whether I'd rather have it on my table to look at or try to eat it, very cute.
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^ Thank you very much! Hmm... I placed this one near the dinner table, and whenever my older brother saw it, he felt like eating cake.. the first night that I was able to finish this project, he bought us cake for dessert. :D

Again, thank you very much for commenting!
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voodoomaggie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
he sounds like the perfect brother, but then I'm partial to people who like to fatten me up with sweets :)
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D I guess he is. :)
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Terrinha Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cool and like *MuseSusan says: "it looks so realistic"!!!
Amazing work!
Can I a have a piece?! YummY!!!... :D
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

Of course you may have a piece. I'd only be glad to. *winter-fall hands over a big slice of :cake: *

Your comment reminded me of what my dog did as I was taking pictures of the cake. He was following me around the house. He probably thought I was eating something and was keeping it away from him :lmao:
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Terrinha Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hummm... YummY!!! Thank u very much!!! =D Delicious!

Really?! That's cool! I bet ur dog thought it was yummy too :p

=]*
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^ I think so, too. I'm only sorry that he (the dog) wouldn't get to have a bite at it. :)
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peaceocake Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like an anniversary cake
love the frosting mmmmmmmm
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D

something to give to your loved one?

Thank you so much!
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Firebird1999 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
That's really awesome!
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You really think so? Thank you so much!
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Firebird1999 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Of course. It's already cute as a piece of cake but the container extra makes it really cool! :D
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^ Thank you very much! Really appreciated that! :glomp:
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