Tag: Birthday Gift

How to Make a Ruffled Buttercream Frosting Cake

Eclectic Handmade Creations | Ruffled Buttercream Frosting Cake

A few weeks ago, it was my beautiful friend Mrs V’s birthday. Her amazing husband planned a fabulous day of girly activities for us ladies to celebrate her special day. We had a lovely lunch at a local cafe, followed by shopping, pedicures and all ending in a relaxing Sunday afternoon session of canapés, cocktails, and of course CAKE! Knowing how much Mrs V loves my cakes her husband asked if I could whip one up just for her and of course, I obliged, it was after all for the beautiful Mrs V!

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Minky Mania

Who can resist the soft smooth nap of new minky fabric, it just beckons you to stroke the soft cuddly fibres. I see the bolts of it in the fabric store and all I want to do is curl up in the layers of its strokable softness. If I had to describe minky in one word, that word would be; strokable. I love the feel of minky, it just makes you want to stroke it against your cheek and snuggle up to it.

As soft and luxurious minky is to touch it is just as difficult and daunting to work with. I have collected a couple of pieces of minky, purchased when the price was just too good not to. However I never really knew what to do with them and never felt particularly comfortable diving into a minky project. This changed however when I came across a stockpile of the most gorgeous minky fabrics, a supplier was selling at irresistible prices. I couldn’t say no; pink and white chevron, pink with different length nap in a chevron pattern and light pink with raised dots.

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