Our May queen, Velda @ Freckled Fox Quiltery asked us to make her cake blocks–a pattern by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics called Sweet Cakes.
Velda asked us to make a cake and give it a name. I wanted to make something representative of me, so I made her an Italian Cream Cake, the cake I had at my wedding almost 25 years ago.
Italian Cream Cake is rich, filled with coconut flakes and chopped nuts, with a cream cheese frosting. You can find an original version recipe here and a lighter version recipe that is actually quite awesome here.
For my block, I wanted to choose fabrics that were similar to those in the actual cake but also rich (like the cake itself) and elegant enough for a wedding. If you look closely, you’ll notice that most of them have a shimmer.
After making the block, I decided I simply had to add flowers to the cake so it would look more like my actual wedding cake.
Finding the right flowers (right size, right colors) took awhile but I finally did it. Then my sewing machine broke down so again the block sat around while I solved that problem.
The block is finally done now, and I’ll put it in the mail tomorrow. I hope you like it Velda!