Pineapple Upside Down Cake Tissue Box Cozy: A short story

Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 4.48.27 PM(Apparently I wrote this blog entry in February but never posted it!? I have no idea why I didn’t. Here we go!)

I posted this photo on Instagram the other day, and I was sort of surprised that people liked it so much, since it’s an older project of mine that I recently re-made.

Over the holidays, someone special-ordered one of these bad boys for a Christmas present. I had only ever made one (I can’t even remember when), and I had never written down the pattern. So I winged it again and sent it off. I didn’t write down the pattern AGAIN cuz I was in my holiday freakout mode.

The cute part of the story starts when the recipient of the gift contacted me and said that she wanted to order TWO MORE of these cozies, one as a return-present, and another for another friend. These ladies are like the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Tissue Box Cozy Club! Even though I can’t take on very many orders right now, I really wanted to make some pineapple dreams come true, and I actually wrote down the pattern while I crocheted the above cozy (edit: the yarn I use for the “syrup” keeps getting discontinued so I have to keep re-writing the pattern…!!!!).

I guess the point of the story is that I so appreciate you guys, and I’m so happy that you continue to like my work, both old work and new work. I’m also always so floored when people share my work with others, either as physical items/gifts, or just photos online. I like that there are people out in the world that like the same weird stuff that I like.

And for those wondering if I will release the pattern for this cozy: yes, that is the plan. When I get some free time to shoot step-out photos, I plan to post this pattern for free on the Tissue Box Bakery website, which I know is SORELY inactive, but always on my mind!

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13 Replies to “Pineapple Upside Down Cake Tissue Box Cozy: A short story”

  1. What a fun crochet project! So creative. I spent a few minutes staring at it and trying to figure out what you used to make such realistic looking cherries. Buttons?

    This design reminds me of my mom, because pineapple upside down cake is her second favorite dessert (second only to cheesecake.) I don’t know how to make cheesecake, but I baked a zillion pineapple upside down cakes for her back in the day. I confess I don’t love them. I enjoy pineapples and sweets in general, but found the pineapple upside down cake just a little too sweet. (Maybe it was just my recipe?) I haven’t made one in a long time and seeing this sure brought back smile-worthy memories.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I think I made a real one ones for a vintage brunch. I think I prefer fruit raw over baked :P. The cherries on the crocheted version are buttons!

      1. I agree, at least I prefer raw pineapple to baked anyway. Apple crisp, that’s another story.

  2. Grace says:

    ::SQUEAL:: This is so cute!!!! I looooooove it!!!! I have to know, what did you use for cherries? πŸ™‚

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      They are perfect little buttons!

  3. Crystal Wall says:

    When you are having a sick day, you will want this on your night stand. I LOVE it, probably my favorite Twinkie of all time. I will be watching the shop for the pattern. I adore it. Thanks so much for eventually sharing this post. We all have been there…:-)

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks, Crystal!

    2. Grace says:

      Actually, it’s really funny that you would say that, because I have this childhood memory of eating pineapple upside-down cake when I was sick…go figure! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  4. Joie Fatale says:

    Awww! It’s so cute! It reminds me of my Big Mama (my dad’s mom)! She used to make the BEST Pineapple Upside Down Cake (you know, every grandmother/Big Mama/Grammy/etc makes the best one heehee)!

    Can’t wait to see the pattern! (and for my crochet skills to level up).

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I haven’t really had one except for one that I baked a long time ago… I’m not really sure how they are supposed to taste!

  5. Fiona says:

    This is possibly my favourite thing you have ever made! The Cherry buttons seal the deal for sure πŸ™‚ Eeep so cute and kitschy and amazing!

  6. Lee Ann says:

    How absolutely cute! I’ve always wanted to bake a real pineapple upside-down cake but haven’t made one yet. But I can certainly crochet one.
    Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

  7. SonjaKuvikLoyd says:

    Yummy,One of my favorite cakes! So sweet! Looks real.

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