My grandkids love playing kitchen. I cannot name the number of fake food meals my family and I have been served. Recently I have been making felt toy foods for them to add to their kitchen. Not only is it economical, but easy and fun! Here is how you can make a slice of felt cake with icing.
- Sheet of white felt (these are the colors I chose, but feel free to choose your own color scheme)
- Sheet of lavender felt
- Sheet of pink felt
- White embroidery floss
- Lavender embroidery floss
- Pink embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Polyfill or cotton balls
- Free Printable Pattern
Sew the top icing felt to the side icing felt using the lavender thread and a blanket stitch.
Sew the cake bottom felt to the other end side icing felt.
Lay your icing side and top with the cake bottom out flat. Line up the cake side with the middle icing stripe like seen in the image below. Once aligned, sew the pieces together using the blanket stitch.
Once your join your cake sides to the side of the icing, continue the blanket stitch along the top lavender triangle. When you reach the opposite side, continue the blanket stitch up the cake side until you reach the white triangle. Be sure to hide any knots on the inside of your cake slice when you tie off.
Load your embroidery needle with white embroidery thread. Start blanket stitching your cake side to the cake bottom. Stop when you are about an inch and a half away from the end so you can stuff your piece of cake.
Stuff the piece of cake with polyfill or cotton through the opening. Be sure to stuff the corners well. Once stuffed, continue to sew the cake slice closed and tie off, hiding the knot between the layers of felt.
The finished cake should look like this:
In a contrasting color ( I chose hot pink) cut 2 pieces of felt using the middle icing piece of the cake pattern from above.
Fold the felt in half length wise and start a running stitch. Once you reach the other end, pull the string tight like a drawstring until the felt is curling and the width of the icing side of your cake. Repeat this for the second piece of felt.
Sew the pieces you just made onto the top and bottom edges of the icing on your cake slice.
Here is the finished cake with the decorative icing.
These felt food toys really are a fun and relaxing past time. With sheets of felt costing about 30 cent a sheet, and skeins of embroidery floss costing about 50 cent each, it is a really affordable way to make the kids in your life special toys that they will enjoy for a long time to come. Be sure to keep a lookout for our upcoming felt food posts and have fun sewing.