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    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 6th Dec 07, 7:08 PM
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    rosekitten
    does anyone know how I can make flannel cakes or just about anything ?
    • #1
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:08 PM
    does anyone know how I can make flannel cakes or just about anything ? 6th Dec 07 at 7:08 PM
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    if anyone wants to know how to get
    their pictures onto this thread from
    Photobucket there are full instructions
    and pics on how to do this on page 33
    of this thread.
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    I am trying to make the slice of cake like the ones
    on the top left hand side of the pic.I have managed the
    rest but this one that looks the simplest is proving
    difficult
    any tips very welcome,thanks
    Sat here with my flanel and getting
    nowhere
    http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/bagpuss111/beads/cakes/2a.jpg



    Thanks to MRSMCAWBER for help in solving this mystery



    and to mumoftwo for her amazing
    christmas cake



    Here is how to fold the flannel into
    the shape for the cup cakes




    Below is how to make a two coloured muffin
    many thanks to Rusty Flange for the step by step pics

    CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE









    if you want to make a swiss roll or yule log this is an example
    of how to fold it,I used lighter coloured flanels so they would show
    up better.the cheap and cheerful 20p flanels seem to work best for the filling.

    click on pics to enlarge

    and then mumoftwo went on to make these
    lovely christmas logs and my seven year old
    neice made one too

    based on an idea from tab1967 to use those fluffy light weight
    colourful socks you see everywhere instead of flannels below
    is an example from rainmac .The first of many I am sure how cute is this ?

    But I am sure that everyone on here can do just as well,
    -------------So go on show us your cakes !

    below are just some of the examples that we have all made between us
    have a go and put your pics up of what you have made.We are all just
    having a go,no experts amongst us,so dont feel your effort will not be as
    good or appreciated,we all enjoy seeing new ones listed.

    click on pictures to enlarge each one











    lovely riendeer cakes



    gift sets








    towel cakes

    sock bouquets

    Last edited by rosekitten; 02-04-2009 at 8:47 PM.
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  • MRSMCAWBER
    • #2
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:14 PM
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    • 6th Dec 07, 7:14 PM
    Hi there

    make a wedge shape the height n size you want the finished piece to be, wrap the flannel over the top and down the sides, tuck the left over flannel up into the bottom of the shape and then use the band around the outside to secure... i hope that makes sense
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    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 6th Dec 07, 7:16 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:16 PM
    • #3
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:16 PM
    is that make a wedge from
    something like cardboard ?
  • MRSMCAWBER
    • #4
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:37 PM
    • #4
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:37 PM
    Hi there

    Excuse my naff explanation..have just knocked 1 together..so excuse naff pics..was in a hurry to help






    will get the "finished pic for you in a moment..sorry about the quality..or lack of was in a rush
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  • MRSMCAWBER
    • #5
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:40 PM
    • #5
    • 6th Dec 07, 7:40 PM
    and finished




    not that you want a blue cake lol..but hope it gives you the idea
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    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 7th Dec 07, 12:22 AM
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    • #6
    • 7th Dec 07, 12:22 AM
    • #6
    • 7th Dec 07, 12:22 AM
    thank you so much I have
    sat here and folded endlessly
    all the rest just folded into shape
    it never occoured to me that
    there was a folded piece of card
    here is my first effort.
    I will have a few practice runs
    to get it spot on.Yours looks lovely





    this one below is the muffin one it would look nice with a
    thin ribbon wrapped around it.I have just bought some large
    cardboard muffin cases on ebay,they have strawberries
    printed on them I reckon this will fit into one and I thought
    I would see if I can find either a plastic strawberry or
    a strawberry soap to pop on top.Cases were only 99p for 25
    and I spotted some cello bags they are working out around
    1.75 inc p&p so thats not bad.I can use whats left to pop
    other things in.




    once again many thanks for your help with this


    .
    • DaisyClaire
    • By DaisyClaire 7th Dec 07, 8:55 AM
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    • #7
    • 7th Dec 07, 8:55 AM
    • #7
    • 7th Dec 07, 8:55 AM
    These are great! Im thinking about doing something like this for my sister now! I was going to make her up a girly hamper, but now this has me thinking!!

    So, (dumb alert) do I just make the shapes from cardboard and cover with flannels for the slices?
  • MRSMCAWBER
    • #8
    • 7th Dec 07, 9:06 AM
    • #8
    • 7th Dec 07, 9:06 AM
    Hi there rosekitten

    Glad it looks like that will work for you...

    When i saw your question that idea just popped into my head - im sure if i was trying to think of it for myself i would have been sat for hours scratching my head

    I dashed upstairs and grabbed the first thing i saw.. hence the blue flannel and tartan ribbon

    Im sure that who ever gets those goodies will love them...its a great idea
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    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 7th Dec 07, 12:39 PM
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    • #9
    • 7th Dec 07, 12:39 PM
    • #9
    • 7th Dec 07, 12:39 PM
    oh if you knew how long I have sat
    with that flannel folding,folding,folding
    I just couldent figure it out I should
    have known.I was even contemplating
    sending for one from the states and
    taking it apart to see how it was made
    but it probably wouldent have got here in time.

    amazing how its the simple things that can stump you
    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 7th Dec 07, 12:49 PM
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    rosekitten
    These are great! Im thinking about doing something like this for my sister now! I was going to make her up a girly hamper, but now this has me thinking!!

    So, (dumb alert) do I just make the shapes from cardboard and cover with flannels for the slices?
    Originally posted by DaisyClaire
    Below are the pics from the origional thread
    to give you some ideas,all these are made
    from face cloths,one for each cake and then
    some decorations,ribbon and cellophane.

    The ones in the first pic are the larger
    gataux size these are each made from
    one hand towel.



    http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/bagpuss111/beads/cakes/3.jpg

    http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/bagpuss111/beads/cakes/2a.jpg

    http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/bagpuss111/beads/cakes/2.jpg
  • NBirdy
    I've already ordered a couple of these from dealextreme (approx £1.35 ea). If they arrive soon I'll gently unwrap one and confirm how they constructed it. Having said that, it looks like yours are turning out great the way you're already doing them!
    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 7th Dec 07, 10:25 PM
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    rosekitten
    I've already ordered a couple of these from dealextreme (approx 1.35 ea). If they arrive soon I'll gently unwrap one and confirm how they constructed it. Having said that, it looks like yours are turning out great the way you're already doing them!
    Originally posted by NBirdy
    I was going to order some myself
    when they arrive could you show
    us a pic of what they look like ?

    It would be interesting to see
    what they are like.
  • NBirdy
    Yes of course! Just hope they arrive before Xmas....
    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 7th Dec 07, 11:28 PM
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    rosekitten
    me too just discovered the cute muffin cases
    are being sent from Malaysia,never noticed
    that on the selling page until after I had paid for
    them so fingers crossed these will arrive in time


    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 10th Dec 07, 5:34 PM
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    rosekitten
    still waiting on my cake cases

    I found some silver card to tide
    me over so I can get an idea of
    how this may look when finished.
    If the cases dont come in time
    I have somthing to fall back on.
    I got some straight pins with pearly
    tops.John Lewis 1.49.Discovered later
    that poundland are doing a sewing
    kit with cottons etc with these pins
    as part of it for a 1. so will take mine
    back and get the ones that are in
    poundland.

    The cherry is a 1 tree dec from Primark
    that when you snip it with scissors is just
    a pile of beads,each one a tiny hole at one
    end so you can thread it with cotton or wire.
    if you look at the pic of the bowl there is a
    fair amount for a

    click on pics to enalarge




  • jade*ben
    why dont you use bath pearls instead of pins?
  • NBirdy
    Wow rosekitten they look great!
    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 11th Dec 07, 11:24 AM
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    rosekitten
    my cup cases arrived so I have tried one
    out just to see how they might look,
    they have worked out around 8p each.
    my nieces are due up so we will have a go
    at doing the rest between us.

    click on pic to enlarge




    Jadeben the only reason we did not use
    bath pearls was because we could not
    figure out a way of setting them in
    place on the top of the cake,also
    the cheapest localy was 30p each.

    .
    • *niptuckfan*
    • By *niptuckfan* 11th Dec 07, 12:48 PM
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    *niptuckfan*
    Im very impressed
    • mumoftwo
    • By mumoftwo 12th Dec 07, 8:21 PM
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    mumoftwo
    Here is my first attempt at a slice of christmas cake, I am thinking of giving these to my work collegues? what do you think? do they look real -ish? Or just like a flannel with a ribbon around it? IYSWIM? I have looked everywhere for red bath pearls and I was told they are not fashionable anymore...
    so I came across these red chocolates in boots. The flannels are 20p in Tesco
    Now that I have uploaded the image, it doesn't look very much in focus, sorry
    Last edited by mumoftwo; 12-12-2007 at 8:23 PM.
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