I hope you’ve already made a felt cake and frosted it with some delicious felt frosting from THIS tutorial. Today, we are going to talk about decorating that cake! The possibilities are nearly limitless so this is really just a start.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this whole thing is made up of small parts. Please choose decoration parts wisely for young children! I do not recommend using most of the following parts for young children who still put everything in their mouths.
clear sticky back velcro dots (available at Wal-Mart stores with craft sections—thanks Amy!)
small round magnets
red fabric scraps
polyester fiberfill stuffing for strawberries
lace, ribbon, trim, beads
buttons, flowers and other embellishments
To make the candles:
To make the strawberries:
To stick embellishments to the frosting piece:
Use Velcro dots along the cake where you want to stick embellishments. Be sure to put the soft side on the frosting piece so it doesn’t stick to itself and rip at the felt when it is folded (or stuffed!) inside the cake box.
On the side of the cake, I measured how far apart I was placing the dots so that I could match these up with my trim. Mine were about 4 inches apart along the top. The bottom ones (just above the ruffled frosting) were also about 4 inches apart, but were centered between the top ones.
You will need to let the Velcro set for 24 hours so that it sticks well to the frosting and doesn’t come off with the embellishments. Most of mine stuck really well, but I hot glued a few. (When in doubt, hot glue!) I still like these dots better than regular velcro dots, though, because they are so thin. I did use the thicker ones on the chocolate cake, though, because I wanted a dark color on the frosting piece.
To make the flowers: