Happy Easter! Last year, I started seeing pictures of people’s Easter lamb cakes on Instagram, and my favorites are the ones that might count as a cake fail. Melty faces. Demonic eyes. Heads that have fallen off. I love them all! You can see my real one below.
After baking a real one, I realized that my pattern is pretty big and round and chunky. I might make a slightly more realistic crochet version next year 😛. Mine still makes me giggle whenever I walk by, though! Okay, here’s the one I baked. I used a sour cream pound cake recipe and Dolly Parton’s buttercream frosting. I found a set of edible sugar flowers on Amazon.
I recently made a little present for my Secret Santa gift exchange at work, and I wanted to include a handmade card. I used a little Christmas tree appliqué from my Gingerbread House Tissue Box Cozy pattern and decorated it with tiny pompoms. For a little bit of extra something, I painted some snow in the background with white watercolor, and I wrote my note on the back in gold paint pen.
I couldn’t decide if I liked the card or not, but I really loved making little trees! I made some in a few colors and sizes and lengths, and I decided to share this tree pattern for free here for all your holiday card making, garland making, gift-topper making, ornament-making, and more!
If you scroll down below, you can see that I also gave you the pattern for the thinner tree so you can play with variety. Once you get the general hang of the pattern, you’ll see how easy it is to change it up and get really creative. Don’t forget to tag me @twinkiechan on social media so I can see!Continue reading
I recently got this sketchbook to use while filming some new Creativebug classes next week. I liked the pink cover and that the cover was stiff. I also liked the gold spiral, but I did not like the text that was on the cover.
I decided to crochet a patch or appliqué to cover up the text. It was hard to decide what to make! At first I was going to crochet a strawberry, then I decided to do a multi-scoop ice cream cone, then I thought I might do a crochet Burn Book… and somehow I ended up with a happy little frog.
It’s a super easy pattern. It’s basically a circle with some eyes and legs. I loved how it turned out, and I know you’ll find a lot of fun uses for this pattern, too.Continue reading
Jenny Lemons, one of my favorite shops in San Francisco, is celebrating its 4th birthday this month. You know how much I love to crochet cake, so I was excited to crochet some scrumptious bday cake for the store. I whipped up 4 new, one of a kind cakes, plus 1 cake that I had made for my own birthday last year. You can buy them at Jenny Lemons and also online at JennyLemons.com.
This one is inspired by classic birthday sheet cake and is perfect for anyone, especially your favorite person, (insert name here).
This cake is inspired by a birthday cake I recently crocheted for my mom! It seemed like a relatively fancy cake compared to the others, which is why it’s 100% gucci.
I don’t know if the clown cake is exactly a memory from my own childhood, but it just FEELS like it is! A little bit wacky and a little bit tacky, this cake definitely went the way of more is more.
I have a lot of heart-shaped cake forms left over from this year’s heart cake pattern launch, so I gave the same shape a little twist with a goofy happy face and lots and lots of frosting ruffles.
Last but not least, my birthday cake! Because crocheting fake cakes is obviously hot girl shit.
My elbow has been super painful lately and I need to take a break from crocheting, but I have so many cakes I want to make!
I’m excited to start sharing patterns from my crochet bakery installation Sucre Fleuf! This is the Bunny Baguette. You can pretty much make the baguette as long or as short as you like, and I also include the instructions for finishing the baguette without ears. You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop and Ravelry shop. You can also find it in an amazing spring-themed amigurumi pattern bundle where you’ll get 32 amigurumi patterns for just $14.99 from designers all over the world. This is a very limited offering, and it expires at 9:59am EST, February 16th (just 2 days!). Check out the bundle here!