Cross Stitch Ideas?

Decorating By trulyscrumptious Updated 19 Mar 2008 , 1:00pm by trulyscrumptious

trulyscrumptious Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:15pm
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Hey! Does anybody have any ideas for doing a cake with a cross stitch theme? It's for a Grandmother's 80th birthday at the end of the month and I've been putting off working on this because I'm just stumped! shhh.gif Now I've got to get moving! Its supposed to be a sheet cake (for 70 ish people) but I think I could work with her on that if a different shape would work better.
(The other thing they told me was that she likes doing handmade cards).
Anything you could sugest to make my brain cells spark would be much thanked!

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HeatherMari Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:40pm
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How about a sewing basket filled with cross stitch cloth, skeins of floss (cross stitch thread), needles in a pin cushion (I have one that I have used that looks like a strawberry), a partially finished cross stitch piece in a hoop. There is really a lot you could do with it!

BCJean Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:54pm
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I have this picture saved in my favorites, which I think is the best cross stitch cake I have ever seen.

BCJean Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 7:02pm
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I think I didn't do that is the pic.

veejaytx Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 7:14pm
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I don't remember seeing that cake before, it is really beautiful.

If you post the link again I think it will work if you leave a space between your text and the link itself. I'd love to know who made the cake!

BCJean Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 7:59pm
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OK I will try again to post a link to the cross stitch pic which I posted.
If this doesn't work, for those who have inquired, the CC member who did it is: Edibleart. I think it is perfect.

trulyscrumptious Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 8:19pm
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Thanks BCJean! The photo came through perfect on the second post. It really is a fantastic cake. I can't imagine how long it took for her to do all that but it's very close to what was rumbling around at the back of my mind.

What I'm thinking of doing now is making a gumpaste card with a cross stitch birthday greeting then on the top of the cake doing some cross stich flowers. What kind of border would go with that do you think?
Comments anyone?

Thanks everybody for the help!

veejaytx Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 8:42pm
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Thanks, BCJean. I may have to cheat and actually find a cross stitch picture that I can make an edible image, but this is so pretty I'd like to find that photo.

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 2:25am
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BCJean...Thanks for posting that link ! I have never seen that cake,I also do cross stitch and that is beautiful ! I would love someone to make me a cake like that !

trulyscrumptious Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 3:57pm
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Acck! icon_surprised.gif I just got an email from the girl and Grandma found out about the party yesterday! The big party is off but fortunatly all is not lost, they are going to have a small family dinner instead and still want me to do a cake for that. thumbs_up.gif
What I've proposed to her is that we do a 10'' round, regularly iced and then have a fondant piece layed over the whole of the top and done up to look like a cross stitch in a hoop. It would be finished off with an, in icing, cross stiched greeting and flower sprays.
What do you think? I hope she goes for it!

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 4:35pm
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That sounds like a real cute cake ! To bad they cant go ahead with the big partyanyway !

jammjenks Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 5:53pm
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I'm picturing the 10" with the cross-stitched pattern in the hoop and it sounds AWESOME to me. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

trulyscrumptious Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 1:00pm
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Thanks! I'll be sure to put one in my photos and post a copy here too!
Thank you so much for all the help! icon_smile.gif

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