Sewing, Knitting & Crafting Cakes

Craft cakes for crafters with knitting and sewing details by Emma Jayne Cake Design left, The Cake Mamas right

Sewing, knitting and crafting cakes are having a moment right now in the world of birthday and special occasion cakes with the fabric arts enjoying a parallel resurgence with baking and the art of cake decorating.

It’s a great cake design idea for retirements, Mother’s Day and grandparents’ special occasions too.

Our feature cake above (left) is a beautifully elegant sewing cake by Emma Jayne Cake Design in her trademark pastel perfection palette with exquisite attention to detail. On the right, The Cake Mamas bring a touch of Beatrix Potter to her imaginatively pretty knitting cake design with a classic gingham side design.

A Cath Kidson-inspired floral knitting basket overflows with marvellous sugarcrafted details onto a woodgrain board in this terrific cake by Laura Jane Cake Design, below left.  On the right, Orietta Basso incorporates a cast of sugarcrafted characters in her sewing themed cake again in splendid detail.

Craft cakes knitting and sewing by Laura Jane Cake Design left, Orietta Basso Cake Design right

Knitting and sewing accessories in pastel shades are artfully strewn across this pretty cake by Mrs Bakes of Gosport, perfect for a special crafter’s birthday or as a Mother’s Day tribute.

Knitting cake for a crafter's birthday by Mrs Bakes of Gossport

Two fabulous knitting cakes feature below – a beautifully detailed knitting basket by Eat Cake Party (left) and a pretty quilted design (right) by Truly Scrumptious Cakes.

Knitting cakes for crafters by Eat Cake Party left, Truly Scrumptious Cakes right

Another of Dot Clerk of Eat Cake Party’s almost photorealistic cake designs – a lavish crafter’s basket and balls of knitting wool design on a fabric effect board with scattered buttons and a pretty floral accent.

Crafter's cake by Eat Cake Party, South Africa

Crafty cupcakes for Mother’s Day feature below in a palette of purple and lavender with pretty fabric effect embossed details by Cakes by No More Tiers, York.

Crafty cupcakes for Mother's Day by Cakes by No More Tiers, York

Pastel buttons and ric-rac ribbon make a pretty side design for this crafting cake with rag doll cake toper by Sonhos de Encantar Bolos Decorados (left), while on the right, Angela Tran of Sugar Sweets Cakes and Treats have created a knitting basket cake tutorial which she shares here: knitting cake tutorial.

Craft cakes by Sonhos de Encantar Bolos Decorados left, Sugar Sweets Cakes and Treats knitting basket tutorial right

A crafter’s basket cake complete with a bottle of sherry for a comedy touch makes a great cake design from Cake That Bradford (below left), while a miniature sewing machine and eyelet lace/broderie anglaise trim make incredibly pretty details on this Red Carousel design, below right.

Cakes for crafters by Cake That Bradford left, Red Carousel right

A 3D sewing machine in cake is guaranteed to take any crafter’s breath away with the design below by Mrs. Bakes of Gosport, and on the right, a brilliantly imaginative set of cake toppers/sugarcrafted balls of wool from Handmade Charlotte.

sewing machine cake by Mrs. Bakes of Gossport left, balls of wool cake toppers cake by Handmade Charlotte right

Below, Mrs Bakes of Gossport takes you through the steps in creating her sewing machine cake above.

Sewing machine cake tutorial by Mrs. Bakes of Gossport

The New Dehli Cake Co. have created this beautiful sewing themed cake for dressmaker or crafter’s birthday complete with dressmaker’s dummy/mannequin and an embroidery frame with the birthday greeting. Coordinating cupcakes on the right bring an extra touch of elegance to this pretty party display.

Sewing cake for dressmaker or crafter's birthday by New Dehli Cake Co.

The outstanding sewing box birthday cake below was created by Enna’s Cake Design in magnificent detail, right down to the gingham lining, butterfly embossed sewing box and pretty hexagonal tiling on the board.

Sewing box birthday cake by Enna's Cake Design

While the beautiful cupcakes below are slightly off theme, we nonetheless think they make a magnificent birthday gift – what baking fanatic wouldn’t love these for Mother’s Day or a special birthday. What inspired us to include them in this week’s collection is that they would look equally fantastic with miniature sewing machines for a crafting themed party. These miniatures were created by The Cupcake Lady/Janet O’Sullivan Cake Design and inspired by Cakes by Lorinda.

On the right, a sugarcrafted sewing machine makes a wow cake topper on this funky red and white polka dotted cake by Dulces Bocados por Karla P.

Cake Mixer cupcakes by The Cupcake Lady inspired by Cakes by Lorinda left, sewing machine cake by  Dulces Bocadosporkarlap

This wonderful vintage Singer sewing machine was crafted by Edible Essence Cake Art right down to every antique detail. To learn how to recreate your own antique 3D sewing machine cake, check out Zoe Clark’s book – Chic & Unique Vintage Cakes– for full instructions.

Sewing machine cake by Edible Essence Cake Art

The traditional art of embroidery provides the inspiration for this wonderful Tortasticarnia cake design, with the cake cleverly fashioned as an embroidery hoop and surrounded with scattered sewing notions and tools.

Embroidery cake for craft enthusiast by Tortasticarnia


For more on craft-inspired party cakes, see Zoe Clark’s Perfect Party Cakes class online with Craftsy here: Perfect Party Cakes with Zoe Clark.

patchwork cake tutorial on Craftsy with Zoe Clark, Perfect Party Cakes

A mannequin cake/tailor’s dummy cake would also make a great celebration cake for a sewing enthusiast and Anne Heap teaches the dream cake below in her Craftsy class: The Little Black Dress Cake

mannequin cake tutorial by Anne Heap on Craftsy

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