The Sewing Machine Cake

I've been waiting to post pictures of this cake because the party wasn't going to be until tonight, but now it should be safe...

This was a cake that was made for the birthday party of a quilter who apparently enjoys drinking wine while she sews. I used to make quilts when I used to have free time (ha ha), so I wanted to make her a good quilter's sewing machine, not a junky one like I had when I was in high school. I just happened to have bought myself a Baby Lock last year, and I used that as the model. (I told my husband that he had made a very generous purchase for my Christmas gift, so I justified it that way.)

This cake was travelling between Virginia and Pennsylvania, so instead of doing the whole thing out of cake I did the part that overhangs the left side out of Rice Krispie treats. I didn't want the weight of the cake to make the left side collapse, and if I wouldn't be there to fix it I thought that was the safest way. The cake part was the base of the machine and the right side. The machine was covered in fondant, and I used fondant to do the details of the function buttons and the quilt itself. The quilt had a stiching detail on the bottles, which isn't showing up too well in the pictures, unfortunately.

I loved this cake, the sewing geek in me got to come out for a while. If anyone has any more requests for household appliance cakes, bring them on!

 Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at and